Tags: space

Gamma-ray bursts don’t get kicked around

Short gamma-ray bursts, which as the name implies are brief blasts of high-energy gamma rays, tend to appear far away from their host galaxies. For years, astronomers have thought that...

NASA telescopes face budget abyss

As the space shuttle glides through its final week, another arm of the US space programme faces a bleak future. Astrophysics was once NASA’s highest-funded science division and, with the...

Imaging space debris in high resolution

Litter is not only a problem on Earth. According to NASA, there are currently millions of pieces of space junk in the range of altitudes from 200 to 2,000 kilometers...