Monday, March 25, 2019

Space News

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

Forecasting space weather which affects the Arctic circle

Forecasting space weather which affects the Arctic circle

Space weather can have an impact on the Arctic Circle. Researchers at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, have developed a new technique for forecasting space...
The Cow in the sky: Observing a neutron star or black hole birth

The Cow in the sky: Observing a neutron star or black hole birth

A team of astronomers has discovered that The Cow, a mysterious bright object that burst in the northern sky this summer, may be the result...
International Space Station microbes are not mutating into superbugs

International Space Station microbes are not mutating into superbugs

Despite the harsh conditions of the International Space Station, it is not causing microbes to mutate into antibiotic-resistance superbugs. A new study from Northwestern University,...
Thousands of white dwarf stars are turning into crystals

Thousands of white dwarf stars are turning into crystals

Thousands of white dwarf stars in our sky are solidifying into crystals, and the first direct evidence has been observed by astronomers at the...
Simulating super-dense stars: the first laser cooled neutral plasma

Simulating super-dense stars: the first laser cooled neutral plasma

Physicists at Rice University, Texas have created the first laser cooled neutral plasma, to open up the possibility of simulating super-dense stars. The findings involve new techniques...
Astronaut food: growing vegetables for the International Space Station

Astronaut food: growing vegetables for the International Space Station

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is conducting tests for growing vegetables as astronaut food on the International Space Station. NTNU have developed...
Dark matter heating: Dwarf galaxies and their dark matter density

Dark matter heating: dwarf galaxies and their dark matter density

New research on the dark matter density of dwarf galaxies has provided the first observational evidence of dark matter heating. Dark matter heating is the effect...
Ultima Thule: a NASA spacecraft reached the most distant target ever

Ultima Thule: a NASA spacecraft reached the most distant target to date

On New Year's Day NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past Ultima Thule, the most distant target in history. Reaching Ultima Thule is the first step...
2018: This year in space discoveries

2018: This year in space discoveries

As 2018 comes to an end, SciTech Europa revisits some of the highlights of this year in space discoveries. Some of 2018's most interesting space...
Space sapphires and rubies: exotic new planets outside our solar system

Space sapphires and rubies: exotic new planets outside our solar system

An exotic class of new planets may exist outside of our solar system by researchers at the Universities of Zurich and Cambridge. The potential new...

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