Selfies with Earth

Space Science Image of the Week: Fifteen years ago, XMM-Newton took a series of mesmerising self-portraits with our planet To source

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Did Curiosity Rover Cause Mars' Mysterious Methane Spike?

NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars. Could the gas be coming from the rover itself?Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Is the Red Planet giving off methane? The question has taunted scientists for nearly 50 years, ever since the Mariner 7 spacecraft detected a whiff of the gas near the south pole of Mars . Researchers retracted […]

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Best Space Stories of the Week – May 24, 2015

Teh 4th launch of the X-37B space plane stood out among the space news stories of the week ending May 23, 2015.Credit: ULA The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane launched on another mystery mission, Russia’s Proton rocket failed during a satellite launch and astronomers found the most luminous galaxy in the universe. Here’s a […]

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Best Space Photos of the Week – May 23, 2015

1 of 10 Gorgeous New View of Medusa Nebula Credit: European Southern Observatory From the launch of the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane to new views of the odd bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres, don’t miss these amazing space…Read More » images of the week for May 23, 2015. HERE: The Medusa […]

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Tiny 'Cubesats' Gaining Bigger Role in Space

NASA’s Lunar Flashlight cubesat, which is scheduled to launch in 2018, will shine reflected sunlight into permanently shadowed moon craters to hunt for water ice.Credit: Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute When Jordi Puig-Suari and Bob Twiggs began working on the first cubesat in 1999, their goal was a rather basic one — to develop […]

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Brightest Galaxy in the Universe Found

This artist’s concept depicts the most luminous galaxy known in the universe. The object, which was discovered by NASA’s WISE space telescope, is called WISE J224607.57-052635.0Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech A newfound galaxy 12.5 billion light-years from Earth is the most luminous one known in the universe, blazing more brightly than 300 trillion suns, a new study reports. […]

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Cambodian rivers

Earth observation image of the week: a flooded landscape in Cambodia between the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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