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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

SpaceX is launching ‘dark satellites’ to stop its Starlink project from wreaking havoc with astronomical research. Astronomers are skeptic...

Elon Musk has promised SpaceX satellites won't interfere with scientific discoveries — but scientists aren't so sure.
An artist's rendering of the Proxima Centauri planetary system, with the potential new planet on the right and Proxima b on the left.

A second planet might orbit the closest star to the sun, and astronomers think it’s a super-Earth

Astronomers think the planet, called Proxima c, is a super-Earth that formed far from the icy region where scientists think such worlds are born.

A rare chemical that helped DNA form may have come to Earth on comets from newborn stars, astronomers find

Phosphorus is key in forming DNA, but the element is rare in the universe. Astronomers found molecules forming with the element around newborn stars
Brightly colored clouds of gas collapse to form new stars in this Hubble Space Telescope photo of a portion of the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Young stars at the edge of the Milky Way appear to have come from 2 nearby galaxies. That means a galactic collision could happen sooner than predicte...

The arrival of new stars from other galaxies heralds a collision. But it could help the Milky Way "thrive," according to a physicist.
The Thuban star at night.

The Egyptian pyramids may align with an ancient north star. NASA scientists found that star undergoes never-before-seen eclipses.

The star that some researchers think served as the north star for the ancient Egyptians is actually a pair of stars that eclipse one other.

Meet Parumleo and Viculus – the star and its orbiting planet with Singapore-inspired names

Look up, and you might see a star in the sky named after Singapore.

An incredible animation by a planetary scientist shows how fast each planet spins by putting them in one giant globe

Jupiter's Great Red Spot zips around 2.4 times faster than Earth, while Venus spins so slowly you can't tell it's moving backwards.

100 red objects in deep space vanished over the last 70 years. A group of scientists say giant alien-built structures could be to blame.

If alien technology isn't involved, the scientists say, they may have found the first evidence of stars collapsing into black holes with no explosion.

An ultra-rare solar eclipse is happening in Singapore on Boxing Day – here’s where to see the 1-min ‘ring of fire’

The phenomenon will happen just over 1 minute only - and the next time to catch it is 2063.