A square-shaped probe, POLAR (Polarimetry of Gamma-ray Bursts), dubbed as "Little Bee" atop China's second space lab, Tiangong-2, an experimental space lab launched by China with two astronauts, is currently orbiting the Earth searching for the strongest explosions in the...
Technology image of the week: ESA's original technology demonstration minisatellite, still going strong, images an Arctic river delta
Even after all this time — 13.8 billion years, give or take — hydrogen still dominates the Universe. It’s the simplest element, and the most abundant. It fuels the stars, which convert it into heavier elements like helium, iron, calcium, and more. Show More Summary
(Phys.org)—The Hubble Space Telescope Hubble Tarantula Treasury Project (HTTP) survey has revealed new insights on the star formation history of the oldest star cluster in the Tarantula Nebula (also known as 30 Doradus), designated Hodge 301. Show More Summary
Operations image of the week: ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter swings into orbit around the Red Planet
Look west in the evening sky and Venus is almost impossible to miss, shining with a brilliant steady light. In fact, it is so bright it's often mistaken for a plane.
Australian astronomers produced a Gleamoscope that dials up visions of the skies from instruments using different varieties of electromagnetic radiation.
(International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research) A telescope located deep in the West Australian outback has shown what the Universe would look like if human eyes could see radio waves.The 'GLEAM' survey is a catalogue of 300,000 galaxies observed by the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a $50 million radio telescope located at a remote site north-east of Geraldton.
First-time French astronaut Thomas Pesquet said Wednesday he was thrilled to go to space with two veterans from Russia and US, though slightly worried that they wouldn't like his saxophone music.
(University of Oklahoma) A rare triple-star system surrounded by a disk with a spiral structure has been discovered by a University of Oklahoma-led research team.
(National Radio Astronomy Observatory) ALMA and VLA combine to reveal fragmentation occurring in dusty disk surrounding protostars, supporting idea that this is one of two mechanisms that produce multiple-star systems.
For the first time, astronomers have seen a dusty disk of material around a young star fragmenting into a multiple-star system. Scientists had suspected such a process, caused by gravitational instability, was at work, but new observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) revealed the process in action.
Although the universe started out with a bang it quickly evolved to a relatively cool, dark place. After a few hundred thousand years the lights came back on and scientists are still trying to figure out why.
Many astronauts play instruments, and some have even made music in space. Few have danced in space, though, perhaps because crew members find it difficult to tap their toes when weightless. Or it could be that spending time in space throws off their rhythm - at least their circadian rhythm.
(University of Strathclyde) The University of Strathclyde has emerged as the winner of Europe's biggest space technology innovation competitions, that recognize great ideas with commercial potential.
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Our planet's ice ages used to occur at intervals of every 40,000 years, which made sense to scientists as the Earth's seasons vary in a predictable way, with colder summers occurring at these intervals.However there was a point, about a...
A ‘Joint Statement on Shared Vision and Goals for the Future of European Space’ was signed by ESA Director General Jan Woerner and European Commissioner El?bieta Bie?kowksa in Brussels today.
An international collaboration of astronomers, led by a group at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, has used the unrivalled observing power of MUSE on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at ESO's Paranal Observatory to study...
Today I’m going to toss a little bit of math your way. If you’re an arithmophobe, never fear: It’s mostly just me throwing around some gee-whiz numbers, and I’ll help you swallow this medicine with the sweet, sweet eye candy above. That...Show More Summary