Researchers discovered "amino acids and other organic matter" in dust from the asteroid Ryugu, adding weight to a theory that life on Earth was brought from outer space.
There is a 93% chance of at least one year between 2022-2026 becoming the warmest on record and dislodging 2016 from the top ranking, the UN warns.
Top price is expected to go to third-largest Mars rock on Earth, but the quirkiest item up for grabs is a dog house that was hit by a meteorite in 2019.
James Webb Space Telescope, the world's biggest and most powerful space telescope, arrives at its gravitational parking spot in orbit around the Sun, almost 1.5 million km away from the Earth, says NASA.
The sunshield will be permanently positioned between NASA's Webb telescope and the Sun, Earth and Moon, ensuring the observatory is kept in the shade as it completes its mission.
After decades of preparation, the James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch on December 22, bringing humanity closer to distant planets, and the origin of the universe.
The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is sending a mission called DART to collide with a small asteroid orbiting a larger one to see if it can knock it off its course by impact alone.
The rock is about 41 metres in diameter and orbits the Sun but remains close to Earth. It may have been the result of a collision striking the Moon, based on the light it reflects.
The global space race comes at a cost, as exploration missions, anti-satellite missile tests and accidental collisions continue to add to the millions of pieces of trash already orbiting the Earth.
The rock, named 4660 Nereus, will pass Earth at a distance 3.9 million kilometres on 11 December.
Antonio Guterres' figure shatters temperature targets of Paris climate deal, which aimed for heating well below 2C and preferably capped at 1.5C above pre-industrial levels.
Scientists at The European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said the ozone hole is now bigger that the size of Antarctica.
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