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Total solar eclipse 2027: A complete guide to the 'eclipse of the century'

11 May, 2024 - 15:00
Discover the 'eclipse of the century' with this comprehensive total solar eclipse 2027 guide. Find out where to see it, the timings of totality and possible weather conditions for key locations.

This Week In Space podcast: Episode 110 —Voyager 1's Brush with Silence

11 May, 2024 - 14:18
On Episode 110 of This Week In Space, Rod and Tariq talk with Linda Spilker, Voyager project scientist, about the recent rescue of Voyager 1 from beyond the solar system.

DARPA's autonomous 'Manta Ray' drone can glide through ocean depths undetected

11 May, 2024 - 14:00
Northrop Grumman Corporation has built its Manta Ray uncrewed underwater vehicle, which will operate long-duration missions and carry payloads into the ocean depths in partnership with DARPA.

'World's purest silicon' could lead to 1st million-qubit quantum computing chips

11 May, 2024 - 14:00
Scientists engineer the 'purest ever silicon' to build reliable qubits that can be manufactured to the size of a pinhead on a chip and power million-qubit quantum computers in the future.

Jaw-dropping northern lights from massive solar flares amaze skywatchers around the world. 'We have a very rare event on our hands.' (photos)

11 May, 2024 - 13:48
An aurora show like no other is playing out in the night sky this weekend, spawned by intense solar storms that are painting the sky spectacular hues of pinks, purples and greens.

NASA's Chandra spacecraft spots supermassive black hole erupting in the Milky Way's heart

11 May, 2024 - 12:00
NASA's Chandra X-ray space telescope has spotted the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy erupting, proving even quiet black holes like Sagittarius A* need to vent sometimes.

Watch monster flare-spewing sunspot grow to be 15 times wider than Earth (video)

10 May, 2024 - 23:30
A beastly sunspot that's 15 times the diameter of Earth remains highly active — and you might be able to spot it with your eclipse glasses!

Cracking! Some binary black holes may roll around each other in egg-shaped orbits

10 May, 2024 - 23:00
Some black hole pairs roll around each other in wobbly, egg-shaped orbits that could hold clues about their origins, gravitational wave measurements suggest.

NASA's Roman Space Telescope will hunt for the universe's 1st stars — or their shredded corpses, anyway

10 May, 2024 - 22:00
NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Telescope will hunt for the universe's first stars — or rather, what's left of them after they've been ripped apart by black holes.

Our neighboring galaxy's supermassive black hole would probably be a polite dinner guest

10 May, 2024 - 21:58
Astronomers find multiple streams of dust spiraling into the heart of the nearby Andromeda galaxy, where a supermassive black hole lurks.

How to watch new 'Doctor Who': Stream Ncuti Gatwa episodes from anywhere

10 May, 2024 - 21:56
How to watch new 'Doctor Who' on Disney Plus and BBC iPlayer, as 15th Doctor Ncuti Gatwa takes control of the TARDIS.

'God of Destruction' asteroid Apophis will come to Earth in 2029 — and it could meet some tiny spacecraft

10 May, 2024 - 20:00
Asteroid Apophis is heading to Earth, and scientists have revealed three tiny spacecraft concepts that could race to meet the space rock in April 2029.

Asteroid that exploded over Berlin was fastest-spinning space rock ever recorded

10 May, 2024 - 19:00
Scientists have calculated the rotational speed of asteroid 2024 BX1, which exploded over Berlin earlier this year, by letting it trail in images of the sky. It turns out, 2024 BX1 was spinning faster than any other near-Earth object ever seen.

FAA to conduct new environmental review for SpaceX's Starship operations in Florida

10 May, 2024 - 18:30
The FAA announced May 10 that it will prepare an environmental impact statement for SpaceX's planned work with Starship at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Science and music festival Starmus VII is about to rock Bratislava with a stellar lineup

10 May, 2024 - 18:00
The Starmus music and science festival heads to Bratislava, Slovakia for a multi-day event from May 12 to May 17. Here's what to expect.

Lego Star Wars Tantive IV review

10 May, 2024 - 17:00
Escape from the Empire in style with the Lego Star Wars Tantive IV.

4 large incoming solar bursts could supercharge the auroras this weekend

10 May, 2024 - 00:00
The NOAA has bumped up its geomagnetic storm watch for May 11 to a "rare" level as solar activity continues at high levels and at least four coronal mass ejections propel toward Earth.

Sierra Space's 1st Dream Chaser space plane aces key tests. Next stop: Florida launch site.

9 May, 2024 - 21:00
Sierra Space's first Dream Chaser space plane has finished rigorous environmental testing in Ohio and is being prepped for the journey to its Florida launch site.

NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Telescope will hunt for tiny black holes left over from the Big Bang

9 May, 2024 - 20:07
Primordial black holes left over from the Big Bang and no wider than a dime could be a prime target for NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Telescope after it launches in 2026.

'Star Wars: Tales of the Empire' review: A gorgeous but ultimately uneven set of stories

9 May, 2024 - 20:00
Lucasfilm Animation's second Star Wars anthology series often wows, but neither the tales chosen nor the structure feel like a good fit for the format.

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