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Long-lost stellar siblings probe the Milky Way’s violent history

A technique to track down which stars were once siblings could help find the sun's birthplace and understand how the Milky Way evolved

LIGO’s black holes may have lived and died inside a huge star

The merging black holes that led to the discovery of gravitational waves may have been enveloped inside a gigantic star, which gave off a burst of gamma rays  

Space solar: The global race to tap the sun’s energy from orbit

Solar panels in orbit could generate round-the-clock green energy and beam it down to Earth. Has the time for this epic feat of engineering come round at last?

I was one of the first to know gravitational waves are real

Matthew Evans is responsible for placing fake signals into LIGO data to test the system - so he knew right away that the gravitational wave signal wasn't a test

Gravitational waves open door to universe’s most exotic objects

LIGO's breakthrough discovery offers up new ways to test relativity, black hole collisions, dark energy, the first stars in the universe, and more

Feedback: Mars is blue, says chronicler of space oddities

Plus woof translator promises pet texting, in a spin over rogue wheelchairs, life’s uncertainties down to quantum effects, and more

Revolution in physics as gravitational waves seen for first time

Einstein’s last prediction and one of the most anticipated discoveries in physics has finally been confirmed. The LIGO experiment has seen ripples in space-time, caused by a black hole merger

Einstein’s last theory confirmed? A guide to gravitational waves

We're expecting huge physics news tomorrow – get ahead of the crowd with our primer on gravitational waves

$19 billion NASA budget for 2017 still not enough to get to Mars

The 2017 budget, still to be approved by US Congress, is down $260 million on 2016 and doesn't provide enough funding for crewed Mars missions, say critics

How Do You Find an Exoplanet? An insider account gives top tips

John Asher Johnson, who found the smallest exoplanet to date, proves an invaluable guide in his book about one of science's hottest fields

Galactic GPS: How dead stars will guide us in deep space

Plotting a course through outer space is tricky, but stellar corpses called pulsars are pointing the way to a new form of celestial navigation

Nowhere to hide – invisibility cloaks fail near light speed

Researchers crossing Albert Einstein's theory of relativity with the theory of invisibility cloaks have discovered such devices won't work at high speeds  

Luxembourg’s asteroid mining bid is Europe’s first

The country has announced it will support the development of new laws governing outer space resources and fund research projects into mining asteroids

NASA CubeSat missions will pave way for human space flight

On Tuesday, NASA announced a handful of the 13 CubeSat missions that will be hitching a lift with the Orion spacecraft in 2018

Milky Way’s central bar stirs in stars like a candy floss mixer

An oddball stream of stars orbiting the Milky Way can be explained by the chaos stirred up by a propeller-like bar – and could help us map the galaxy

30 years after the Challenger tragedy, is US ready to re-launch?

Three decades since the shuttle disaster stunned the nation in 1986, the push to resume crewed launches in the US is at a critical stage, says Lisa Grossman

Old Scientist: What has space ever done for us?

Why send people into space? A look at New Scientist in Januaries past shows that we have never been quite sure

After Pluto: Alan Stern’s cosmic ambitions won’t be dwarfed

With Pluto now in the bag, space supremo Alan Stern discusses the space race, crowdsourcing a Mars map, and why he's grumpy about how to define a planet

Lonely exoplanet orbits its star at greatest distance yet seen

A closer look at the motions of a small star and a misfit planet shows the two are linked by gravity - and can teach us about planets and stars alike

Solar system mysteries: Could we live on the moon?

Building a moon base at the lunar south pole could teach us how to expand human civilisation across the solar system

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