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Astronomy & Astrophysics 101: Dwarf Planet

Pluto 180° Longitude. Pluto was reclassified from a planet to a dwarf planet in 2006. Credit: NASA, ESA and M. Buie (Southwest Research Institute) A…

Astronomy & Astrophysics 101: Habitable Zone

This artist’s impression shows the view from the surface of one of the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. At least seven planets orbit this ultracool…

Prolonged Heatwave Scorches India

Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2022), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO India is currently experiencing a lengthy heatwave, with temperatures in numerous…

Astronomy & Astrophysics 101: Galaxy

This Hubble Space Telescope image features NGC4826 — a spiral galaxy located 17 million light-years away in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice’s Hair). This…

The Moon: Going Where No Satnav Has Gone Before

Artist’s impression of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)’s Lunar Pathfinder satellite that will provide communications services around the Moon. Credit: SSTL The test version of…