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Biggest census ever of exocomets around Beta Pictoris. The HARPS instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile has been used to make the most...
For decades, astronomers and cosmologists have postulated that the Universe is filled with an invisible, mysterious mass known as “dark matter.” For...
New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously...
Using instruments aboard the Cassini spacecraft to measure the wobbles of Mimas, the closest of Saturn's regular moons, a Cornell University...
Space scientists at the University of Leicester have detected a curious signal in the X-ray sky – one that provides a tantalising insight into the...
Space sci­en­tists have measured a cu­ri­ous sig­nal that they say might come from the mys­te­ri­ous “dark mat­ter,” an in­vis­i­ble sub­stance de­...
"If you have a coin and flip it just once, what does that tell you about the odds of heads versus tails?" asks Heather Knutson, assistant professor...
In less than a month, on November 12, 2014, the 100-kg Philae lander will separate from ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft and descend several kilometers down...
MIT team independently assesses the technical feasibility of the proposed Mars One mission. In 2012, the “Mars One” project, led by a Dutch...
As­tro­no­mers say they have found a black hole con­sum­ing a near­by star 10 times faster than pre­vi­ously thought pos­si­ble. It’s swal­low­ing a...

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