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Scientists reveal secrets of the Moon's composition

Scientists reveal secrets of the Moon’s composition

The Moon's composition is due to a collision between early Earth and a baby planet, creating a ‘dust doughnut’ which spat out the lunar...
Signal detected from ‘cosmic dawn’

Signal detected from the ‘cosmic dawn’

Astronomers have detected a signal from the 'cosmic dawn' as they appeared and illuminated the Universe, in observations that have been hailed as “revolutionary”. Observations...
XMM-Newton: First clear X-ray flares from massive stellar lighthouse

XMM-Newton: first clear X-ray flares from massive stellar lighthouse

ESA's XMM-Newton has used the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope to find that the Rho Ophiuchi A star boasts a strong magnetic field,...
Is the Moon's water more widespread than we thought?

Is the Moon’s water more widespread than we thought?

A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon’s water is widely distributed across the surface and is not...
Swarm trio becomes a quartet

Swarm trio becomes a quartet

With the aim of making the best possible use of existing satellites, ESA and Canada have made a deal that turns the Swarm trio...
ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter to test atmosphere

ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter to test atmosphere

Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and...
Crash investigation | Double Asteroid Redirection Test

Crash investigation

ESA’s Hera mission is designed to test deep space technology while exploring a distant asteroid and investigating a unique, man-made crater, testing a deflection...
Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected

Astronomers reveal secrets of most distant supernova ever detected

An international team of astronomers, including Professor Bob Nichol from the University of Portsmouth, UK, has confirmed the discovery of the most distant supernova...
Croatia signs co-operation agreement with ESA

Croatia signs co-operation agreement with ESA

The Republic of Croatia has signed a Co-operation Agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) today (19 February). This agreement will allow Croatia and...
Chandra X-ray Observatory: A view to the centre of the galaxy

Chandra X-ray Observatory: A view to the centre of the galaxy

A new visualisation created using the Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes allows scientists to study the centre of the galaxy The Chandra X-ray Observatory...

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