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The Big Bang fossil discovery: a pristine cloud in the distant universe

The Big Bang fossil discovery: a pristine cloud in the distant universe

The world's most powerful optical telescope has been used to observe a Big Bang fossil, a relic cloud of gas  in the distant universe. The...
Using asteroids to discover the origin of water on Earth

Using asteroids to discover the origin of water on Earth

The AKARI infrared satellite has detected the existence of water in a number of asteroids for the first time, bringing scientists a step closer...
Saturn's rings are disappearing at a worst-case scenario rate

Saturn’s rings are disappearing at a worst-case scenario rate

NASA has confirmed that Saturn's rings are disappearing at the worst-case scenario rate estimated from the Voyager 1 and 2 observations decades ago. Saturn's rings...
Where did the hot neptunes go? Astronomers explain

Where did the hot neptunes go? Astronomers explain

Where did the hot neptunes go? Astronomers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland asked this question and have made observations which suggest that...
How the HERA mission is validating planetary defence

How the HERA mission is validating planetary defence

SciTech Europa caught up with the European Space Agency’s Dr Ian Carnelli to discuss what progress has been made in the HERA mission preparations...
Are hidden planets forming in the Taurus Star-Forming Region?

Are hidden planets forming in the Taurus Star-Forming Region?

A team of astronomers found that Super-Earths and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in the Taurus Star-Forming Region. The University of Arizona...
Black hole donuts: scientists discover that they are actually gas fountains

Black hole donuts: scientists discover that they are actually gas fountains

Scientists have discovered that the 'black hole donuts' around supermassive black holes are actually more akin to fountains of gas. The discovery is based on...
NASA shows the first Mars landing in six years

26 November: NASA will show the first Mars landing in six years

Today, NASA will show the first Mars landing in six years from the InSight spacecraft. NASA TV will be broadcasting the first Mars landing in...
ISS microbes: are they a threat to astronaut health?

ISS microbes: are they a threat to astronaut health?

Researchers believe that ISS microbes should be studied for implications on astronaut health in future missions, according to a study in BMC Microbiology. The study...

The new images of the Martian landscape from ESA’s Mars Express

ESA's Mars Express has imaged an interesting part of the Martian landscape, a region at the boundary of the northern and southern hemisphere which is...

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