Space

  • James Webb space telescope survives first test at -233ºC

    The James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble, has survived a gruelling 116-day test in conditions desi...

    Space October 21, 2014
  • In space no one can hear you scream – or can they?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MmWeZHsQzs&feature=emb_title We think of space as a silent place – a vacuum thro...

    Space October 15, 2014
  • Astronomers define our place in the cosmos

    The Milky Way is part of a galactic supercluster, which astronomers have named Laniakea, reports ...

    As the Milky Way hurtles through space, it doesn’t travel alone. It is part of a galactic supercluster which a team o...

    Space October 6, 2014
  • Shields up ready for Mars shot

    A superconductor that deflects cosmic radiation away from interplanetary spacecraft sounds like s...

    Anthony Calvert 1. Layers of high density polyethylene protect magnets from debris and micro-meteorites. 2....

    Space August 25, 2014
  • All set for our first comet landing

    It may answers questions of the origins of our solar system.

    For an event intended to celebrate a scientific milestone, the January gathering inside the European Space Agency’s c...

    Space April 7, 2014
  • Searching for aliens through history

    Far from being a product of the UFO craze, the desire to contact intelligent life dates back to A...

    Message in a wave: The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is the world's largest single-dish radio telescope and most...

    Space February 4, 2009
  • Why go to space?

    Stephen Hawking makes the case for exploring beyond the bounds of our planet.

    “The Moon and Mars are the most suitable sites for space colonies in the Solar System.”Science Photo LibraryWhy shoul...

    Space February 1, 2009
  • Laser test finds no evidence of alien megastructure around weird star

    New research dampens hopes that light fluctuations from Boyajian’s Star were caused by extraterre...

    In a blow to ET-hunting hopefuls, a large team of astronomers using multi-layer analyses of high-resolution data gath...

    Space February 27, 2001
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