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5 days ago
Water Detected on an Exoplanet in Its Star's Habitable Zone

An international study led by Université de Montréal astronomer Björn Benneke has detected water vapour on the planet K2-18b; this represents a major discovery in the search of alien life.

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Water Detected on an Exoplanet in Its Star's Habitable Zone - SpaceRef

6 days ago
Fast radio bursts from space have baffled scientists for years. But an explanation may come soon. | SETI Institute

Just when you think you’ve cataloged all the beasts of the cosmos, a new one howls to us from the celestial savanna. Fast radio bursts are now one of the hottest topics in astronomy. In less time ... See more

Fast radio bursts from space have baffled scientists for years. But an explanation may come soon. Sep 9, 2019 Tags: Astronomy , Seth Shostak , SETI , Fast Radio Bursts The CHIME Telescope located at ... See more

1 week ago
India Just Found Its Lost Vikram Lander on the Moon, Still No Signal

India's Chandrayaan-2 orbiter circling the moon has spotted the country's lost Vikram lander on the lunar surface, but there is still no signal from the lander, according to Indian media reports.

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Communications attempts are underway.

3 weeks ago
Spacewatch: India’s moon mission arrives in lunar orbit

India’s moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, has arrived in lunar orbit. The spacecraft is engaged in a series of manoeuvres that will place it in its final operating orbit, a circular path looping over ... See more

If Chandrayaan-2 is successful, it will make India the fourth country to reach the moon’s surface

1 month ago
LightSail 2 spacecraft glides on sunlight in orbit around Earth

A crowdfunded spacecraft has successfully sailed on sunlight while in orbit around the Earth.

LightSail 2 was launched in June by the space advocacy group the Planetary Society as a secondary ... See more

Extra thrust from reflective sail on tiny craft changed shape of its orbit by about 2km, scientists report

1 month ago
Perseid meteor shower 2019: When and where to see it in the UK

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most dramatic things to see in the night sky between July and August.

This meteor shower is one of the highlights of the calendar due to its high hourly rate ... See more

In 2019 the Perseid meteor shower is active between 17th July and 24th August with the number of meteors increasing every night until it reaches a peak in mid-August after which it will tail off. ... See more

1 month ago
TESS completes survey of southern sky, marking halfway mark of mission

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is halfway through its two-year primary mission and has completed its survey of the southern sky in its search for extrasolar planets. According to ... See more

NASA's TESS probe is halfway through its two-year primary mission and has completed its survey of the southern sky in its search for extrasolar planets. According to the space agency, the unmanned ... See more

1 month ago
Long before Armstrong and Aldrin, artists were stoking dreams of space travel

If the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing is an opportunity to celebrate a remarkable technological achievement, it’s also a good time to reflect on the creative vision that made it ... See more

While the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing is an opportunity to celebrate a remarkable technological achievement, it's worth reflecting upon the creative vision that made it possible.

2 months ago
Apollo 11 at 50: A Complete Guide to the Historic Moon Landing

On July 20, 1969, 600 million people watched with anxious excitement as Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. took their first steps on the moon's surface.

The first humans ever to leave ... See more

Relive the drama!

2 months ago
India's Chandrayaan-2 moon mission called off minutes before launch

“A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 minute. As a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today,” the agency tweeted.

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Nation’s first attempt at a landing on the moon put on hold due to ‘technical snag’

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