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First-ever evidence of a comet strike on Earth

When it exploded in Earth’s atmosphere, the comet rained down a shock wave of fire that obliterated every life form in its path.<p>The first ever …

Astronomy

Roman eagle found by archaeologists in City of London

The 1,800-year-old sculpture of the imperial symbol is regarded as one of the best pieces of Romano-British art ever found<p>A superb Roman eagle in near pristine condition, serpent prey wriggling in its beak, has been found by archaeologists in the City of London. A symbol of immortality and power, …

It All Began in Chaos

<b>The dust speck had been plucked from the tail of a comet more than 200 million miles away. Now, under an electron microscope in a basement lab at the</b> University of Washington, its image grew larger, until it filled the computer screen like an alien landscape. Zooming in on a dark patch that looked …

Astronomy

Voyager 1, you are here

Voyager 1 is now officially the first human-made object to venture beyond our solar system. This illustration may help you visualize where Voyager 1 …

Astronomy

My Brief History: a memoir by Stephen Hawking – review

The brevity of Stephen Hawking's memoir makes for a powerful profile of the cosmologist's life<p>The book that made Stephen Hawking a publishing phenomenon was called "From the Big Bang to Black Holes: A Short History of Time" until his editor at Bantam, Peter Guzzardi, turned it around and changed …

Voyager 1 leaving solar system matches feats of great human explorers

Voyager 1 has left the building, by which I mean the solar system. A historic milestone in exploration has been reached and the hero is a spacecraft<p>It's official. Voyager 1 has left the solar system. While there will be little immediate benefit from this feat, it does represent a historic milestone …

Gears evolved in nature long before humans 'invented' them

The gears in the hind legs of an insect called Issus work in a similar way to those of bicycles and car gear-boxes<p>A gear system similar to those used on bicycles has been found in insects, proving that nature developed cogs long before humans.<p>The juvenile Issus – a plant-hopping insect found in …

HARRY POTTER Prequel Announced! - ETC

Voyager 1 leaves solar system

Nasa scientists say they believe the spacecraft has now reached interstellar space, beyond the influence of the sun<p>Carrying the images, sounds and technology of the 1970s, the space probe Voyager 1 has left our solar system and begun a journey that will take it to interstellar space and possibly …