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Arid meteor shower makes new appearance in southern hemisphere skies

A meteor shower called the Arids has appeared in southern hemisphere skies, as predicted by astronomers

Weird shape-shifting clouds of dust seem to be orbiting a distant star

The light from a distant star appears to be orbited by something that is continually changing shape and size, possibly clouds of dust from repeated collisions

NASA’s Lucy mission is launching to study asteroids near Jupiter

A NASA spacecraft called Lucy is about to blast off to study the Trojan asteroids near Jupiter, which are pristine relics from the early solar system

How the Hubble Telescope opened a new window on the cosmos

The Hubble Space Telescope's journey to the sky was a bumpy one, but it was well worth the effort, writes Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Venus’s surface may have never been cool enough for oceans or life

The surface of Venus may have remained extremely hot since its formation, meaning that water in the atmosphere never had a chance to fall to the surface

Jupiter-like planet survived the death of its star without harm

Astronomers have spotted a Jupiter-like planet in its original orbit around a white dwarf for the first time

Something strange is sending radio waves from the centre of the galaxy

A source of radio waves, nicknamed "Andy's object", coming from the direction of the centre of the galaxy has left astronomers puzzled

Rocks gathered by Chang'e 5 rover show magma once spewed from the moon

Lunar samples brought back to Earth by the Chang’e 5 spacecraft seem to be less than 2 billion years old, meaning the moon had volcanic activity more recently than researchers expected

Ancient Mars lake had fast-moving floods that carried huge boulders

Mars used to have flowing water, which filled Jezero crater with an enormous lake. Images of cliff faces taken by NASA’s Perseverance rover show the lake used to flood 3.7 billion years ago

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has found two odd pairs of asteroids

The New Horizons spacecraft has found two pairs of unusually close asteroids in a region of the solar system called the Kuiper belt

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