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Bringing the Royal Observatory at Greenwich back to life

For the first time in 60 years astronomy could be reborn in one of its most iconic locations, the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London

America’s total eclipse: The best guides to how to prepare

We have always hunted meaning in total eclipses. As the US prepares for a total eclipse, four new books tell us all about them and remind us to enjoy them too

Win lunch with an astronaut

Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden flew to the moon and holds two Guinness world records. Now you can have lunch with him in our exclusive competition

Great American Eclipse: Everything you need to know to get ready

The stage is set for the first total solar eclipse in the continental US since 1979. Here’s our guide to the best way to enjoy the spectacle

Speedy white dwarf may have survived a rare type of supernova

Type Iax supernovae are weak enough that part of the exploding star may be able to survive. Now, we may have spotted the first star that lived to tell the tale

Jellyfish galaxies may feed black holes with their long tendrils

Cosmic winds that form the long tentacles of jellyfish galaxies may also create the perfect conditions to sustain highly active supermassive black holes

Ice at Mars’s equator hints the planet was once much more tilted

Most of the water on Mars is at its poles, but ice near the equator may mean that the way the red planet is tilted has changed over the last few million years

Tethered satellites could see the moon’s weird swirls up close

The moon has bright coils of dust we can’t study without getting up close. A NASA proposal would send two satellites tied together to dangle over the surface

Moon’s magnetic field lasted twice as long as we thought it did

Lunar rock shows the moon’s magnetic field lasted a billion years longer than we thought, which may help us understand how planets keep their protective fields

Finding the first pulsar set my world spinning

Fifty years ago, Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered a mysterious, pulsing radio signal – and the downsides of being a young woman in science

First exomoon might have been spotted 4000 light years away

Astronomers may have found the first exomoon around a distant planet, and have asked to use Hubble to confirm whether the tantalising hints are a real discovery

Half the atoms inside your body came from across the universe

Intergalactic winds carry gas and dust from one galaxy to the next, bringing half of the matter in our galaxy from up to a million light years away

Uranus’s crooked, messy magnetic field might open and shut daily

The off-kilter tumbling of the magnetic bubble around Uranus may regularly let a barrage of charged particles from the solar wind flow in

ESA approves gravitational-wave hunting spacecraft for 2034

The triplet LISA spacecraft, which will use powerful lasers to measure ripples in space-time from supermassive black holes, have been green-lit

Kepler finds 219 new exoplanets and 10 are rocky and Earth-like

NASA’s Kepler team has released its latest batch of planet candidates and they fall into two kinds: ones like Earth and those like mini-Neptunes

Spectrum wars: The battle for the airwaves

TV, mobiles, broadband, ID tags, tyre pressure sensors in your car: the radio spectrum may be our playground, but spectral noise is a nightmare for stargazers

The bandwidth black hole that will kill Elon Musk’s Mars dream

Without a new interplanetary internet to support the imminent boom in Martian probes, those with hopes of walking on the Red Planet will be stuck on Earth

Mistaken brown dwarf is actually two planets orbiting each other

New observations reveal a rare binary planet system made of two gas giants four times as massive as Jupiter that likely formed in the breakup of a protostar 10 million years ago

How Jupiter split the asteroid belt in two shows its great age

An analysis of meteorites shows that Jupiter divided the rocks of the asteroid belt into two families within the first million years of the solar system

Mars rover sees signs of microbe-friendly layers in ancient lake

Curiosity’s inspection of a Martian lakebed reveals multiple environments where microbes could have thrived more than 3 billion years ago

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