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The Mystery of the Shrinking Storm
8 August 2019
Various regions around the world have experienced extreme weather conditions this year, but nothing quite as extreme as the biggest storm in our Solar System. The gas giant Jupiter is home to the famous Great Red Spot. This giant storm is a mystery to scientists because it is getting smaller and smaller every year.

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Here you can read the latest Space Scoop, our astronomy news service for children aged 8 and above. The idea behind Space Scoop is to change the way science is often perceived by young children as an outdated and dull subject. By sharing exciting new astronomical discoveries with them, we can inspire children to develop an interest in science and technology. Space Scoop makes a wonderful tool that can be used in the classroom to teach and discuss the latest astronomy news. 

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Small Telescopes Spot Blue Skies on an Alien World
7 December 2015:
A Monster in the Middle
23 November 2015:
Zombie Stars and the Fate of the Solar System
17 November 2015:
Our Galaxy Is Young At Heart
2 November 2015:
Sibling Stars in a Crushing Hug
22 October 2015:
Alien Invasion Not Likely
6 October 2015:
The Oxygen Illusion
18 September 2015:
Rise of the Radio Phoenix
9 September 2015:
The Mystery of the Sun’s Scorching Halo
9 September 2015:
Learning From The Stars: Cosmic Recycling
4 September 2015:
Super Star Takes on Black Holes in Jet Contest
19 August 2015:
The Cosmic Name Game
19 August 2015:
Ghost of the Southern Skies
11 August 2015:
The Recipe For Our Universe
30 July 2015:
ALMA Peers Through the Fog Surrounding Early Galaxies
22 July 2015:
Our Solar System’s Superhero
20 July 2015:
Stellar Families Drift Apart
10 July 2015:
Greedy Galaxies
29 June 2015:
The First Stars in the Universe
17 June 2015:
The Building Blocks of Life
15 June 2015:
Extraterrestrial Butterfly Emerges from its Dusty Cocoon
10 June 2015:
View of a Toddler Solar System
5 June 2015:
A Cosmic Dinosaur Egg Ready to Hatch
5 June 2015:
A Bubbly Celebration in Space
27 May 2015:
The Tale of Two Medusas
20 May 2015:
Cosmic Lens Zooms in on Warped Galaxy
19 May 2015:
The Dark Side of Star Clusters
13 May 2015:
Cosmic Tidal Wave Wakes Up Sleeping Galaxies
11 May 2015:
The Teeny Tiny Planet Destroyer
1 May 2015:
Astronomers Get 3D Vision!
30 April 2015:
A Whole New World
22 April 2015:
Is Dark Matter Kicking Itself?
13 April 2015:
Tantrum Gives Away Baby Stars Playing Hide and Seek
9 April 2015:
Something New in the Sky!
25 March 2015:
Space Pirates Dig Up Cosmic Booty
11 March 2015:
The Planet That Lost an Ocean
5 March 2015:
Fishing For Galaxies
26 February 2015:
The Strange Case of the Missing Dwarf
18 February 2015:
Stellar Romance Doomed to End in Despair
13 February 2015:
The Milky Way’s Flashing Lights
4 February 2015:
Rings Around An Alien World
2 February 2015:
The Mouth of the Beast
26 January 2015:
Megaflares Shed Light On Our Black Hole
21 January 2015:
The Most Attractive Stars in the Universe
16 January 2015:
The Disappearance of the Cosmic Spinning Tops
9 January 2015:
Who Turned Out The Lights?
7 January 2015:
Charles Messier's Cosmic Gem Collection
17 December 2014:
Galactic Get Together Has An Impressive Light Display
11 December 2014:
Galaxies Make Disruptive Neighbours
11 December 2014:
Cosmic Computer Gets An Ego Boost
4 December 2014:
When You Wish Upon A Star…
26 November 2014:
Achievement Unlocked: Landing on a Comet
13 November 2014:
Rollercoaster Ride Back to Earth
10 November 2014:
Planets Grow Up So Fast
7 November 2014:
Eye-catching Space Technology Restoring Sight
4 November 2014:
Distant Starlight Creates a False Dawn
4 November 2014:
Ringside Seats To A Planetary Bake Off
30 October 2014:
Interstellar Snowball Fight Seen for the First Time!
22 October 2014:
Baby Stars Caught In A Galactic Spider Web
15 October 2014:
Flock of Space Ducks Caught on Camera!
1 October 2014:
Six Months Aboard the International Space Station
29 September 2014:
Cosmic Crashes Get Galaxies in a Spin
17 September 2014:
‘J’ Marks the Spot for Rosetta’s Lander
17 September 2014:
Cosmic Map Makers Pack In More Than 200 Million Stars!
16 September 2014:
The Universe's Lost Lithium
11 September 2014:
Cosmic Forecast: Dark Clouds Will Give Way to Sunshine
3 September 2014:
Giant Cosmic Magnifying Glass Finds Baby Stars
27 August 2014:
The Big Bad Wolves That'll Blow You Away!
20 August 2014:
Are We Living in an Island Universe?
6 August 2014:
Rosetta Makes Friends with a Comet
6 August 2014:
Slanted Solar Systems Surprise Scientists
30 July 2014:
How Long Do Stars Last?
23 July 2014:
X-ray Vision Reveals the Insides of Stars
22 July 2014:
Astronomers Clear Up a Dusty Mystery
9 July 2014:
Cosmic Cloud Seen From Highest and Driest Place on Earth
3 July 2014:
When It Rains, It Pours…on the Sun
30 June 2014:
Jupiter's Largest Moons Won't be Overshadowed...Even by an Eclipse!
25 June 2014:
Relics of the Early Universe are Dustier Than Expected
11 June 2014:
A Journey to the Edge of the Universe
5 June 2014:
X-rays Uncover Black Holes Dancing With Normal Stars
3 June 2014:
Fresh Look at a Young Star Cluster
21 May 2014:
Cosmic Magnet Mystery Solved?
14 May 2014:
Time Flies on an Alien World
30 April 2014:
Why You Couldn't Hide Your Spaceship in a Nebula
16 April 2014:
Sweeping Supernovas Clean Up The Cosmos
10 April 2014:
Diamonds in the Sky
10 April 2014:
Solving the Mystery of Massive Star Birth
7 April 2014:
Nature's Nasty Side
2 April 2014:
Rings Around an Asteroid
26 March 2014:
The Real Space Chimps
20 March 2014:
The Universe's Biggest Yellow Star
14 March 2014:
Health Warning for a Nearby Star
7 March 2014:
Collecting Clues to a Cosmic Crime
4 March 2014:
Cosmic Demolition in the Asteroid Belt
28 February 2014:
The Many Faces of our Night Sky
19 February 2014:
The Asteroid with a Heart of Stone
5 February 2014:
How to Feed Your Galactic Monster
31 January 2014:
Your Weather Report From Across the Galaxy
29 January 2014:
Through the Looking Glass
24 January 2014:
Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up From a Deep Space Slumber
24 January 2014:
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