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The E-sail is a novel propellantless technology that was invented in Finland in 2006. The E-sail utilises long, charged tethers to convert natural …Astronomy
Astrophysicists have created a 3D map of the universe that spans nearly two billion light years and is the most complete picture of our cosmic …Universe
Artist’s concept of exoplanet, seen from its moon, via IAU
Registered clubs and non-profit organizations are invited to submit proposals to the …Astronomy
However, in 2013, the first compact elliptical was found far away from any massive galaxy, so that it became unclear where it came from and whether …Space
Not all of Saturn's rings are created equal: here the C and D rings appear side-by-side, but the C ring, which occupies the bottom half of this …Aeronautics
10 Things for April 27 - May 3
27 April 2015
1. Seeing Spots
NASA's Dawn mission is now beginning its science investigations at Ceres, but until it …
In 1995, astronomer Bob Williams wanted to point the Hubble Space Telescope at a patch of sky filled with absolutely nothing remarkable. For 100 hours.
It was a terrible idea, his colleagues told him, and a waste of valuable telescope time. People would kill for that amount of time with the sharpest …Astronomy
Tonight – April 23, 2015 – look for the moon and Winter Circle stars. Jupiter and Venus are also nearby, as shown on the chart above. As seen from …Astronomy
Walk in the astronauts' footsteps as you explore the places they visited in the heyday of Apollo program. Use these helpful maps to start you on your …NASA
Meteor in the Milky Way
Image Credit & Copyright: Marko Korosec
Explanation: Earth's April showers include the Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more …NASA
The clear skies and crescent Moon are creating the perfect conditions for stargazers to see this year's shower
Hundreds of shooting stars will streak across the night sky this week as the annual Lyrid meteor shower creates a dazzling display.
Although the spectacle peaks on Wednesday night, when …United Kingdom
Lego, a tandoori lamb chop, a lightsaber, Buzz Lightyear, a Chuck Berry record and the remains of Star Trek's Gene Rodenberry are among this list of 100 objects waiting to be found by aliens in space
"Send my love to the aliens. All the best, Paul."
That was the message from Paul McCartney when, in …NASA
Image credit: NASA
There are (so far) 1,800 known planets beyond our solar system, but among all of them, there’s no place like Earth. To celebrate …Solar System
Warped, edge-on spiral galaxy ESO 510-G13, as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2001. Read more about this image. Image via NASA and The …Space Science
Earth's hurricanes are puny by comparison
Storms here on Earth might be devastating events that can last for days and bring cities to their knees, but that's nothing compared to Saturn's storms. Massive thunderstorms complete with lightning and high winds can cover an area roughly the same size as …NASA
Thor's hammer Mjolnir isn't the only awesome thing about the mythical Norse god. He also has a pretty cool helmet. This photo from the European Space Agency shows the Thor's Helmet nebula, also known by the less colorful name of NGC 2359.
It's actually a composite of two images. The bright blue …Nebulas
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is getting closer and closer to dwarf planet Ceres, the most massive body in the asteroid belt. On April 14 and 15, as the spacecraft hovered above Ceres’ northern hemisphere, it shot these newly released images from a distance of just 22,000 kilometers away.
And guess what? …Ceres
Astronomers have discovered what they say is the largest known structure in the universe: an incredibly big hole.
The “supervoid”, as it is known, is a spherical blob 1.8 billion light years across that is distinguished by its unusual emptiness.
István Szapudi, who led the work at the University of …Universe
The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday morning, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo shiparrived Friday at the International Space Station, carrying nearly 4,400 pounds (2,000 kilograms) …Space
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti operates the Canadarm2 from inside the cupola.
The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is less than a day away from …NASA
"James Webb combined with TESS will really change the game," Kane said.
Because TESS searches for transiting planets—planets that are observed as they …Space
In or around May 2014, a truly remarkable thing happened: An object, dubbed G2, survived a very close encounter with a very large black hole.
Phil …Black Holes
NASA has released unedited GoPro footage shot during a recent spacewalk, or extravehicular activity (EVA), outside the International Space Station as …Space Science