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Europe is launching two more navigation satellites on Friday – the seventh and eighth spacecraft in the £4.4bn Galileo navigation programme. They will blast off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana and, if successful, will bring Galileo to the verge of operation.
Galileo is a European satellite …Galileo
Long before Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars formed, it seems that the inner solar system may have harbored a number of super-Earths—planets larger …
The Bradford Robotic Telescope sits more than a mile above sea level on the rim of an old volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. The telescope, part of the Teide Observatory, captures stunning images of the night sky from one of the best sites for astronomy in the world.
From 24th March, for a …Telescopes
NASA's Curiosity rover has detected yet another ingredient for life on Mars: nitrogen that would have been usable by living organisms. Nitrogen is required for all life on Earth, but it has to be in a certain "fixed" state before it's accessible to many forms of life, like plants. That's the way …Mars
NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has, to date, enabled astronomers to discover over 1,000 planets outside of our solar system. But there’s a funny thing about the solar systems astronomers discovered – they don’t look much like ours at all. Most of them have larger, “super-Earths” – planets smaller than …Solar System
Using data from orbiting observatories, including NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and from ground-based facilities, an international team of …NASA
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This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows an edge-on view of the spiral galaxy NGC 5023. Due to its orientation we cannot …Astronomy
The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE.
By: Dave Stopera
1. This is the Earth! This is where you live.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center …Space Science
The Twittersphere was left agog by this image from the International Space Station. Unfortunately it was not as it appeared.
A lie spreads around Twitter faster than the truth can get its boots on, and the solar eclipse was no exception when this apparently stunning picture showing the eclipse from …Space Science
Alternatively, the molecular nitrogen could have been trapped more efficiently at even lower temperatures of around –253ºC in the same …Space
The LABOCA camera on the ESO-operated 12-metre Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope reveals distant galaxies undergoing the most intense …Space
Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!
One of the …Astrophotography
A salty ocean is lurking beneath the surface of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found.
The ocean on …Space
More than a million young stars are forming in a hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy near our own, an international team of …Astronomy
When Voyager first started passing through the solar system in 1977 on its now 36 year (maybe) interstellar journey, no-one could have imagined the images that would have been sent back.
Against all the odds however, the humble spacecraft was able to capture some of the most breathtaking images of …Aeronautics
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Astronomers calculate there could be billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy that may have one to three “Goldilocks” planets each in the habitable …Space
To help find life beyond our solar system, scientists have created a colorful catalog containing reflection signatures of Earth life forms that might …Astronomy
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station had a unique view of the vivid Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, which lit up the night sky around the Northern Hemisphere on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The result of a rare, severe geomagnetic storm that fortunately did not endanger ISS crew members …Space
A severe geomagnetic storm Tuesday spawned widespread colorful aurora in the skies from the United States to Finland.
In a rare occurrence, the aurora borealis — also known as the northern lights — lit up the skies across many parts of the Northern Hemisphere Tuesday as a result of a major solar …Weather
This image, taken by the Pioneer Venus Orbiter was taken in 1979 and shows the odd cloud formations on Venus.
The strange mystery of the …Space
Mercury is more than just a dead, roasted chunk of rock. In fact, the solar system’s smallest planet is proving to be surprisingly lively. Well, not in the sense that anything actually lives there, though scientists don’t discount the possibility that some of Mercury’s nooks and crannies could help …Space
A spectacular “spiral” galaxy trillions of miles from earth has been photographed by Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope producing a new image that shows it spinning like a wheel.
The galaxy, titled NGC 4911, lies more than 320 million light-years away in the "Coma Cluster" of about 1,000 galaxies and …NASA