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Waiting for Gaia

Waiting for Gaia

Find out why scientists worldwide are excited about Gaia’s new data and how it’s going to impact all things astronomy To source

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Where is the Universe’s missing matter?

Astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have probed the gas-filled haloes around galaxies in a quest to find ‘missing’ matter thought to reside there, but have come up empty-handed – so where is it? To source

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Mars impact crater or supervolcano?

These images from ESA’s Mars Express show a crater named Ismenia Patera on the Red Planet. Its origin remains uncertain: did a meteorite smash into the surface or could it be the remnants of a supervolcano? To source

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Mars Express v2.0

Every so often, your smartphone or tablet receives new software to improve its functionality and extend its life. Now, ESA’s Mars Express is getting a fresh install, delivered across over 150 million km of space. To source

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