Thursday, June 4, 2020

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SciTech Europa brings you the latest Space News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

Investigating a supermassive black hole

Investigating a supermassive black hole

A radio jet with at least one active supermassive black hole – known as OJ 287 – has been investigated in unprecedented detail as...
XMM-Newton space observatory finds missing intergalactic material

XMM-Newton space observatory finds missing intergalactic material

Astronomers using the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton space observatory have found evidence of hot, diffuse gas permeating the cosmos, closing a gap in the...
Spain joins the SKA Organisation

Spain joins the SKA Organisation

The Board of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation has approved the application for membership submitted by the Spanish Government. This makes Spain the...
XMM-Newton observatory sees star shredded by rare black hole

XMM-Newton observatory sees star shredded by rare black hole

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) XMM-Newton observatory has discovered the best-ever candidate for a very rare type of cosmic phenomenon: a medium-weight black hole...
ESA’s future space exploration

ESA’s future space exploration

The European Space Agency (ESA) and its member states have gathered in a series of space exploration workshops culminating in a discussion in the...
Distant eruption observed as black hole destroyed a star

Distant eruption observed as a black hole destroyed a star

Astronomers have captured the moment the gravity of a supermassive black hole destroyed a star that drifted too close causing a fast-moving jet of...
Commission calls for innovations in the space sector

Commission calls for innovations in the space sector

The European Commission has opened a competition to further develop the European space sector. The prize – part of the European Innovation Council (EIC)...
Wormholes that could revolutionise astrophysics

Wormhole echoes that could revolutionise astrophysics

The scientific collaborations LIGO and Virgo have detected gravitational waves from the fusion of two black holes, and a  team of European physicists have...
World’s first ever Gravitational Wave Space Observatory

World’s first ever Gravitational Wave Space Observatory

Scientists in Scotland will work on the world’s first ever Gravitational Wave Space Observatory, which will study ripples in space and time, thanks to...
NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic material on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover finds organic material on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as...

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