Space

This near-Earth asteroid is 4.2 billion years old and nearly indestructible
By analyzing just three dust particles, researchers learned that the rubble pile asteroid Itokawa is 4.2 billion years old and hard to kill.
Rare Martian meteorite is full of complex carbon molecules
A 650-million-years-old meteorite found in Africa shows the rich and complex chemistry that once happened on Mars.
Jupiter’s hot “pizza moon” may contain life
Jupiter’s moon Io is thought to be inhospitable, but new data suggests life could exist underground, perhaps in lava tubes.
new space telescope
NASA announces alien-hunting Habitable Worlds Observatory
starlink astronomy
SpaceX puts Starlink promises to astronomers in writing
The case for dark matter has strengthened
satnav moon
NASA and ESA are racing to bring GPS to the moon
Ring galaxies, the rarest in the Universe, finally explained
A far-out plan to build an asteroid city
China’s new space station is open for business
space missions 2023
The 12 most exciting space missions of 2023
“Galactic archeology” makes spectacular find: the Milky Way is over 13 billion years old
Will physics prevent SpinLaunch from succeeding?