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La ESA intenta evitar una colisión con un viejo satélite soviético

El satélite Swarm-B se prepara para esquivar un fragmento de chatarra espacial que podría arruinar una misión de 220 millones de euros<p>Los restos de …

La ESA apuesta por Elche para fabricar el primer cohete reutilizable

El organismo europeo concede 750.000 euros a la empresa ilicitana PLD Space para desarrollar el proyecto<p>La empresa trabaja en su nueva etapapara la …

Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Be Infinite?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe began with the hot Big Bang. It’s been expanding and cooling ever since, up through and including the present day. From our point-of-view, we can observe it for some 46 billion light years in all directions, thanks to the speed of light and the expansion of …

Dark Matter

El traje espacial que usarán en Marte: primeros diseños

A través de un documento de unas 40 páginas, la empresa Mars One, con sede en Holanda, ha revelado algunas claves del diseño del traje que llevarán a …

Un océano habitable en Plutón

Imágenes de la sonda 'New Horizons' sugieren que el planeta alberga tanta agua salada como la Tierra<p>El 15 de julio de 2015 la sonda <i>New Horizons</i> hizo …

Nave Cygnus dejó ISS y acogerá experimento de incendio

Miami, Estados Unidos | AFP.<p>La nave de carga no tripulada Cygnus dejó la Estación Espacial Internacional (ISS), en la que se llevarán a cabo pequeños …

Descubren que el universo tiene diez veces más galaxias de las que pensábamos

Ni cien mil ni doscientos mil millones. Un nuevo estudio asegura que el número de galaxias en el espacio observable asciende hasta los dos billones. …

The Universe Has 10 Times More Galaxies Than Scientists Thought

More than a trillion galaxies are lurking in the depths of space, a new census of galaxies in the observable universe has found — 10 times more …

Apollo 11 Mission Overview

NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and …

The first stars in a galaxy form in this manner. With the production of its first photons by thermonuclear fusion, the galaxy becomes a primeval …

Animal astronauts: the unsung heroes of space exploration

From intrepid turtles to pioneering jellyfish, a host of animals have made their mark as the unsung heroes of space exploration.<p>Early animal astronauts were used to test the effects of zero gravity and extreme pressure on the body, and their modern-day counterparts are used in experiments on board …

The ExoMars spacecraft’s crash landing may have been caused by a computer glitch

Europe and Russia’s ExoMars lander may have suffered a computer glitch during its descent to Mars last week, ultimately causing it to crash-land into the planet’s surface, <i>Nature</i> reports. As the lander fell, the mysterious software bug may have caused the vehicle to think it was closer to the ground …

Collider Reveals First Glimpse of Higgs Boson at Work

An extremely rare collision of massive subatomic particles could reveal the nuts and bolts of how the subatomic particles called Higgs bosons impart mass to other particles.<p>The Higgs boson particle, which was detected for the first time in 2012, is essentially tossed around like a ball between two …

The Black Hole That Birthed the Big Bang

In his Allegory of the Cave, Greek philosopher Plato described prisoners who have spent their entire lives chained to the wall of a dark cavern. …

What Shape is the Universe?

<i>It’s a reasonable question to wonder what the shape of the Universe is. Is it a sphere? A torus? Is it open or closed, or flat? And what does that</i> …

Physics

Raptor, el motor que nos llevará a Marte, ya ha sido encendido

El prolífico <b>Elon Musk</b> ya ha encendido por primera vez su "sistema de transporte interplanetario", mostrando un par de imágenes en su cuenta de …

El Hubble detecta una estrella que dispara «cañonazos» al espacio

Sobre la base de estas observaciones, el equipo desarrolló el modelo de una estrella compañera con un disco de acreción para explicar el proceso de …

Sci

Study: Planet Orbiting Nearest Star Could be Habitable

A rocky extrasolar planet with a mass similar to Earth’s was recently detected around Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our sun.

La NASA capta posibles géiseres en Europa, una luna de Júpiter

Los hipotéticos géiseres alcanzan los 200 kilómetros de altura y, de confirmarse el hallazgo del telescopio espacial Hubble, las futuras misiones a …

¿Es realista el plan de Elon Musk para colonizar Marte?

La semana pasada, Elon Musk, el propietario de la compañía SpaceX, desveló las líneas maestras de su plan para colonizar Marte. Se trata de un plan …

Will ExoMars Find Life On The Red Planet?

The Mars rovers are about to get some company on the red planet. What is the ExoMars mission? Will it find life on Mars?<p>Sometime next week, about 33 …