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Looking at planets in other solar systems

An EU-funded project is developing direct methods for actually acquiring an image of planets. We could soon be one step closer to answering the age-old question of whether life exists on any other planet beyond Earth.

Posted: Oct 4th, 2013

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Desert trial for ESA Mars rover

Next week will see ESA's most ambitious planetary rover test yet. Robotic exploration of a Mars-like desert in South America will be overseen from the UK, providing experience for future missions to the Red Planet.

Posted: Oct 4th, 2013

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ALMA discovers large 'hot' cocoon around a small baby star

An international research team, led by researcher at the University of Electro-Communication observed an infrared dark cloud G34.43+00.24 MM3 with ALMA and discovered a baby star surrounded by a large hot cloud. This hot cloud is about ten times larger than those found around typical solar-mass baby stars.

Posted: Oct 4th, 2013

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Student-built satellite launched into Earth orbit

A small satellite designed and built by a team of University of Colorado Boulder students to better understand how atmospheric drag can affect satellite orbits was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday morning.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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Final antenna delivered to ALMA

The final antenna for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) project has just been handed over to the ALMA Observatory. The 12-metre-diameter dish was manufactured by the European AEM Consortium and also marks the successful delivery of a total of 25 European antennas.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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Herschel helps find elusive signals from the early universe

Using a telescope in Antarctica and ESA's Herschel space observatory, astronomers have made the first detection of a subtle twist in the relic radiation from the Big Bang, paving the way towards revealing the first moments of the Universe's existence.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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Do black holes have hair?

A black hole. A simple and clear concept, at least according to the hypothesis by Roy Kerr, who in 1963 proposed a 'clean' black hole model, which is the current theoretical paradigm. From theory to reality things may be quite different. According to a new research, black holes may be much 'dirtier' than what Kerr believed.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2013

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Scientists find a martian igneous rock that is surprisingly Earth-like

A team of Caltech-led scientists reports its analysis of a surprisingly Earth-like martian rock, discovered by the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity, that offers new insight into the history of Mars's interior and suggests parts of the Red Planet may be more like our own than we ever knew.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2013

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Several NASA spacecraft track energy through space

Scientists have provided the most comprehensive details yet of the journey energy from the sun takes as it hurtles around Earth's magnetosphere. Understanding the changes energy from the sun undergoes as it travels away and out into space is crucial for scientists to achieve their goal of some day predicting the onset of space weather that creates effects such as the shimmering lights of the aurora or interruptions in radio communications at Earth.

Posted: Sep 26th, 2013

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