Image: Mars triptych
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This triptych brings together three excellent images of Mars acquired this month by two cameras in space and one in Australia.
Finding aliens may be even easier than previously thought
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Finding examples of intelligent life other than our own in the Universe is hard work. Between spending decades listening to space for signs of radio traffic – which is what the good people at the SETI Institute have been ...
NASA hits snag while inflating new room at space station
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NASA hit a snag while releasing air into an experimental inflatable room at the International Space Station on Thursday and put everything on hold for at least a day.
How to tell the world you've discovered an alien civilisation
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After countless fictional scenarios of humans making contact with alien civilisations, you'd think we'd be prepared for actually discovering one. But finding intelligent life beyond the Earth is clearly likely to be one of ...
New calculations show Earth's core is much younger than thought
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A trio of researchers in Denmark has calculated the relative ages of the surface of the Earth versus its core and has found that the core is 2.5 years younger than the crust. In a paper published in the European Journal of ...
Decoding light for clues about dark matter
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An international team of researchers is developing an instrument that will decode the light of the night sky to understand the nature of dark matter.
The future of personal satellite technology is here – are we ready for it?
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Satellites used to be the exclusive playthings of rich governments and wealthy corporations. But increasingly, as space becomes more democratized, these sophisticated technologies are coming within reach of ordinary people. ...
Image: NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft prepared for mission to an asteroid
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is revealed after its protective cover is removed inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on May 21, 2016. The spacecraft traveled from Lockheed Martin's ...
Mars Webcam goes pro
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A modest 'webcam' on Mars Express has proven useful for outreach, education and citizen-science. Now ESA have decided to adopt it as a professional science instrument.
New stars discovered in the Rho Ophiuchi Dark Cloud
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An international team of astronomers led by Ignazio Pillitteri of the Palermo Astronomical Observatory in Italy has announced the discovery of 22 new young stellar objects in a star-forming region called the Rho Ophiuchi ...