Regional solar storm forecasts set to begin
9 minutes ago
For the first time beginning next month, forecasts of the regional effects of solar storms will help protect the power grid and communications satellites, thanks to a new tool developed by researchers at the University of ...
Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin discusses 'Destination Mars'
13 minutes ago
Sending humans on a 'Journey to Mars' and developing strategies and hardware to accomplish the daunting task of getting 'Humans to Mars' is NASA's agency wide goal and the goal of many space enthusiasts – including Apollo ...
Discovery of an extragalactic hot molecular core
23 minutes ago
Astronomers have discovered a 'hot molecular core', a cocoon of molecules surrounding a newborn massive star, for the first time outside our Galaxy. The discovery, which marks the first important step for observational studies ...
Swiss space research reaches for the sky
24 minutes ago
The Rosetta mission is coming to an end, but the next expeditions across our solar system are ready for lift-off, carrying with them a number of state-of-the-art devices made in Switzerland.
Rosetta measures production of water at comet over two years
28 minutes ago
Over the past two years, Rosetta has kept a close eye on many properties of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, tracking how these changed along the comet's orbit. A very crucial aspect concerns how much water vapour a comet ...
Launch success for AlSat Nano
1 hour ago
Shortly after launch (04:46 BST on Monday 26 September) and orbital injection, Algerian Space Agency operators established contact with the satellite from the Surrey Space Centre (University of Surrey) ground station in Guildford. ...
'Pandora's Cluster' seen by Spitzer
3 hours ago
This image of galaxy cluster Abell 2744, also called Pandora's Cluster, was taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. The gravity of this galaxy cluster is strong enough that it acts as a lens to magnify images of more distant ...
Rosetta: The beginning of the end
3 hours ago
Europe was poised to send its Rosetta spacecraft on Thursday toward a crash landing on the comet it has stalked for the last two years, joining robot lander Philae on the icy dustball's surface for eternity.
The frontier fields: Where primordial galaxies lurk
14 hours ago
In the ongoing hunt for the universe's earliest galaxies, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has wrapped up its observations for the Frontier Fields project. This ambitious project has combined the power of all three of NASA's ...
Study may give new respect to our Milky Way neighborhood
15 hours ago
Our corner of the Milky Way galaxy may be a bigger deal than scientists thought.