Thursday, September 19, 2019

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

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‘Oumuamua: is the first interstellar object to visit our solar system an alien spacecraft?

Astronomers discovered 'Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system on October 19, 2017. But is it an alien spacecraft? The strange...
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Supermassive black holes: the new explanation of the direct formation of black holes

University of Western Ontario astrophysicists have discovered that emerging from a star remnant is not necessary for the direct formation of black holes. There was...
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CTA: multi messenger astronomy and a potential probe of extreme particle processes

Professor John Ellis FRS spoke to SciTech Europa about how the Cherenkov Telescope Array stands to impact on the fields of theoretical and particle...
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Will frozen sperm colonise space? Scientists confirm the viability of a human sperm bank...

Scientists have tested human sperm samples to find that they are viable in outer space and the possibility of a "human sperm bank outside...
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Does cool halo gas prolong galaxy growth? The W. M. Keck observatory findings

A group of astronomers have found that cool halo gas spins in the same direction as the galactic disks of typical star-forming galaxies. The finding...
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Classifying spiral galaxies: citizen scientists question the Hubble model

The Hubble model of classifying spiral galaxies is widely used in astronomy. However, citizen scientists have questioned the authoritative classification based on new evidence. The...
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CTA and Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope: probing the high energy Universe

Professor Julie McEnery, NASA’s Fermi Project Scientist, tells SciTech Europa about what the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will bring to astrophysics, and how Fermi...
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The Cherenkov Telescope Array: the challenges in creating the unique observatory

Professor Hofmann of the Cherenkov Telescope Array spoke to us about the challenges involved in creating the unique observatory. Professor Werner Hofmann, Spokesperson for the...
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NASA’s Mars Rover will land near Martian mineral deposit from ancient volcanic explosions

Near the landing site for NASA's next Mars rover, a study has found Martian mineral deposit which is thought to come from ancient volcanic...
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Space travel: how does zero gravity affect the joints of astronauts?

Henry Ford Hospital studied the effects of zero gravity on mice aboard a Russian spaceflight. It raises the question of whether space travel is...

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