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Inside the ice giants of space

By reconstructing on a small scale the physical processes that take place within ice giant planets, such as Uranus and Neptune, a new method of computer simulation allows to shed light on their present structure and past evolution.

Aug 10th, 2020

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Sounding rocket finds helium structures in sun's atmosphere

Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. But scientists aren't sure just how much there actually is in the Sun's atmosphere. NASA's HERSCHEL sounding rocket has taken the first global measurements of helium in the extended solar atmosphere - a key piece of information for understanding our space environment.

Aug 7th, 2020

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Astronomers capture stunning space butterfly

Resembling a butterfly with its symmetrical structure, beautiful colours, and intricate patterns, this striking bubble of gas -- known as NGC 2899 -- appears to float and flutter across the sky.

Jul 30th, 2020

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