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Like a rolling stone: how the Mars moon Phobos got its grooves

Like a rolling stone: how the Mars moon Phobos got its grooves

A new study suggests that the grooves seen on the Mars moon Phobos were caused by rolling stones from an ancient asteroid impact. NASA's Mariner and...
The Aricebo message: the first attempt to contact aliens 44 years ago

The Aricebo message: the first attempt to contact aliens 44 years ago

Today is the 44th anniversary of the Aricebo message, the first attempt to leave a message for extraterrestrials. The Aricebo message was sent from the...
LESIA space missions: astrophysics with small and large instruments

LESIA space missions: astrophysics with small and large instruments

LESIA is a lead space laboratory in France involved in the data analysis and archiving of space missions and large telescopes instruments in astrophysics. The...
Using space satellites to develop Virtual Reality

Using space satellites to develop Virtual Reality

The European Space Agency is using space satellites to develop Virtual Reality and augmented reality applications. The European Space Agency are using Earth Observation, space satellites,...
Europlanet Society to be held in Strasbourg and European Science Foundation will host

Europlanet Society to be held in Strasbourg and European Science Foundation will host

The Europlanet Society is a new membership organisation aiming to promote the advancement of planetary science and unite the planetary science community across Europe. The...

Astronomers observe supermassive black holes in merging galaxies

A team of astronomers has observed pairs of supermassive black holes at the messy core of merging galaxies. The research team looked through the thick walls...
The hunt for exomoons: a new exomoon outside our solar system

The hunt for exomoons: an exomoon outside our solar system

Alex Teachey speaks to SciTech Europa about the potential discovery of an exomoon outside our own Solar System. Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and...
Alien astronomers: can laser technology attract extraterrestrial creatures?

Alien astronomers: can laser technology attract extraterrestrial creatures?

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have proposed that existing laser technology could be used on Earth to attract "alien astronomers", intelligent extraterrestrial...
The death of Dawn: the NASA Dawn mission is ending

The death of Dawn: the NASA Dawn mission is ending

The NASA Dawn mission is coming to an end after studying time capsules from the early solar system for over ten years. The NASA Dawn mission was...
Whales from space: ecologists use satellite images of whales

Whales from space: ecologists use satellite images of whales

Scientists have viewed and counted four different species of whales from space using satellite images of whales by the Maxar Technologies' DigitalGlobe. The satellite images...

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