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Revealed: the Sun’s secret plan to become a lithium factory

Lithium is used in everything from medication to mobile phone batteries, but where does it come from? We know it is mined here on...
Half the matter in the universe was missing – we found it hiding in the cosmos

Half the matter in the universe was missing – we found it hiding in...

In the late 1990s, cosmologists made a prediction about how much ordinary matter there should be in the universe. About 5%, they estimated, should...
Technology, international bonds, and inspiration: why astronomy matters in times of crisis

Technology, international bonds, and inspiration: Why astronomy matters in times of crisis

In an international emergency like the present one, you might expect the science of the stars to be the last thing on people’s minds....

Mile-wide asteroid to safely miss Earth at 3.9 million miles

Travelling at about 19,000 miles per hour, an asteroid will safely pass the planet at a distance of 3.9 million miles. The asteroid is named...

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