Sleeping Philae Beauty

The team of scientists and engineers responsible for this fall’s historic comet landing are confident […]

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Mars breathing methane

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in […]

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SAM-GSFC/Univ. of Michigan


Astronomers could soon be able to find rocky planets stretched out by the gravity of […]

Credit: Shivam Sikroria

Orion splashdown close(r) up

The Orion module splashes down, as seen from the USS Anchorage.

credit: US Military Videos & Photos

3200 Phaethon was the culprit

Geminids. Meteors. This weekend. If they hail down you can blame asteroid 3200 Phaethon, my […]

credit: Sky & Telescope

No dark matter explanation for you! (yet)

The first full analysis of the data gathered by the European Space Agency’s Planck spacecraft […]

Credit: ESA/Planck Collaboration

The Big ESO Kahuna is coming

In early December 2014, ESO’s main governing body, the Council, gave the green light for […]

credit: ESO

Comet water ≠ Earth water

ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has found the water vapour from its target comet to be significantly […]

Copyright Spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Comet: ESA/Rosetta/NavCam; Data: Altwegg et al. 2014 and references therein