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How to identify moon craters and mountains on the lunar surface

The moon’s brightness might frustrate some stargazers, but a closer look will reveal some amazing features, says Abigail Beall

Wormholes could magnify light by a factor of 100,000

Wormholes, which are strange hypothetical tunnels through space-time, could act as cosmic magnifying glasses for objects behind them

Sunquakes may be caused by weird beams of electrons from solar flares

Mysterious ripples in the sun’s plasma have gone unexplained for decades, but they may be caused by strange beams of high-energy electrons fired inward by solar flares

Galaxy clusters are smashing together to form 'flaming cosmic narwhal'

Six of the most powerful astronomical observatories have captured a stunning image of Abell 2256, which is made of multiple galaxy clusters smashing together

Supernovae might be a good place to hunt for alien broadcasts

Other intelligent civilisations may send transmissions after a bright galactic event like a supernova to make them more visible to others, according to SETI researchers

‘Forbidden’ planet somehow escaped consumption by its dying host star

The planet 8 Ursae Minoris b should have been destroyed when its star became a red giant, but it continues to orbit strangely close to it

We need a new model of space governance to address today's challenges

Access to space is growing, with more than 70 nations now operating space programmes. We urgently need to update international rules, says chair of the UAE Space Agency Sarah Al Amiri

Original Sin review: Was space flight tainted from the get-go?

A convincing new book by space policy analyst Bleddyn Bowen reveals how space technology was born out of appalling weaponry – and still has a militaristic bent

Rare green comet C/2022 E3 is about to make its closest pass by Earth

A comet that last passed by Earth about 50,000 years ago is coming around again and will make its closest pass on 1 February, at which point it may be visible with the naked eye

Rare Antarctic meteorite is one of the largest ever found

Antarctica is the perfect place to go meteorite hunting, as space rocks stand out on the wide fields of ice, and researchers have found a new crop

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