ARTICLES RELATING TO ASTRONOMY

WATCH: Moon landing good for business 50 years later

2019-06-24 11:30

When Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, marketers jumped at the chance to sell products. They are at it again in 2019, at the 50th anniversary of the giant leap for mankind.

Astronomers confirm 'exoplanet hell' with SAAO telescope

2019-05-31 06:53

Astronomers have confirmed the existence of an exoplanet, nick-named "The Forbidden Planet", using the SAAO's Sutherland High-speed Optical Cameras 1.0m telescope.

FOUND AT LAST: The universe's earliest molecule discovered in space

2019-05-22 20:00

NASA has detected the first-ever molecule that formed in the universe, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.

The Moon is shrinking - study

2019-05-16 07:55

The Moon is steadily shrinking, causing wrinkling on its surface and quakes, according to an analysis of imagery captured by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) published.

What if an asteroid was about to hit Earth? Scientists ponder question

2019-05-02 17:26

Here's a hypothetical: A telescope detects an asteroid between 100-300m in diameter racing through our solar system at 14km/s, 57 million kilometers from Earth.

A South African recorded Saturn 'touching' the moon with his phone, and the stunning pictures are going viral across the world

2019-04-25 05:46

Grant Petersen of South Africa spent months preparing to photograph the conjunction of the moon and Saturn using a Galaxy S8 phone and a telescope.

The first-ever picture of a black hole is fuzzy. These incredible illustrations help explain what it shows.

2019-04-11 20:30

Scientists posted the first-ever image of black hole, but the photo is a bit fuzzy. However, computer models hint at what we'd see with a better view.

WATCH: Scientists set to reveal first true image of black hole

2019-04-10 09:58

The world is finally about to see a black hole - not an artist's impression or a computer-generated likeness, but the real thing.

WATCH: New evidence suggests Planet Nine could be seen within a decade

2019-04-03 22:01

New research suggests that we might be able to spot the mysterious Planet Nine sooner than we thought.

New close-ups of the mini-moons in Saturn's rings

2019-04-01 11:00

Nestled between Saturn's rings are a collection of mini-moons that NASA's Cassini spacecraft skimmed past in 2017.

 

WATCH: Large mass discovered under Moon's crater, believed to be metal from asteroid

2019-06-13 07:57

A large mass has been discovered beneath the Moon's crater, and it is believed to be metal from asteroid. WATCH NOW.

'A long ride': 50 years ago, a dress rehearsal for the Moon landing

2019-05-25 13:33

As Earth grew ever smaller below his spacecraft, Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford made an unusual request to mission control.

WATCH: Suspected meteorite caught on CCTV in Australia

2019-05-20 14:50

A suspected meteorite lit up the night sky over parts of Northern Australia. Northern Territory Police CCTV captured an object shooting above Tennant Creek just after midnight.

'No image will surpass this': Hubble telescope astronomers created a stunning picture of the deep universe with 16 years' worth of photos

2019-05-04 09:45

Researchers estimate the Hubble Space Telescope image includes 265,000 galaxies, some of which appear as they existed 13.3 billion years ago.

Bus-sized asteroid to whizz past Earth this weekend

2019-04-26 13:30

An asteroid the size of a bus will make a close fly-by of the Earth this weekend.

WATCH: China opens Mars education base in Gobi desert

2019-04-17 16:50

China on Wednesday opened "Mars Base 1" in the Gobi desert, a facility aimed at educating young people about conditions on Mars.

Brexit chaos | India mega election: WATCH the top World news videos for today

2019-04-11 08:16

UK has a 'very long period of time' to make Brexit decision | Voting begins in India's mega-election; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

WATCH: Israel aims for the Moon with its first lunar mission

2019-04-09 18:09

Videographic on the Beresheet mission. An Israeli spacecraft on the country's first lunar mission began orbiting the Moon, completing a key manoeuvre ahead of a planned touchdown.

Scientists find likely source of methane on Mars

2019-04-02 17:09

The mystery of methane on Mars may finally be solved as scientists confirmed the presence of the life-indicating gas on the Red Planet as well as where it might have come from.

WATCH: Earth atmosphere reaches twice the distance of the Moon

2019-03-25 10:02

New research from ESA and NASA show the real size of Earth's geocorona.

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