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January 12, 2017

The Milky Way’s Most Distant Stars May Be Stolen Goods

Our galaxy may have pickpocketed stars — and a healthy scoop of dark matter — from an unsuspecting nearby dwarf galaxy. Some of the most distant […]
January 12, 2017

The Milky Way's Most Distant Stars May Be Stolen Goods

Our galaxy may have pickpocketed stars — and a healthy scoop of dark matter — from an unsuspecting nearby dwarf galaxy. Some of the most distant […]
October 28, 2015

Cassini probe to sweep over Saturn's moon Enceladus

The Cassini probe is all set to make a daring close flyby of Enceladus, an ice-rich moon of Saturn.  The Nasa craft will sweep just 50km […]
March 20, 2015

Ancient Supernova 'Dust Factory' Found in Galactic Core

Through the use of a monster telescope attached to a modified Boeing 747 jet, astronomers have discovered the dust of an ancient supernova near the center […]
March 5, 2015

Life On Titan Possible But Different To Earth

Despite the fact that its surface features mountains, lakes, islands and possible even flowing rivers, Titan is very different to Earth. For one it is freezing, and […]
July 29, 2014

The Little Rover that Could: Opportunity Reaches Odometer Milestone

NASA’s Opportunity mars rover now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles of driving. Given that the rover has been roaming the Red Planet […]
June 29, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Enceladus.

Hi everyone. As you know, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Uranus. This time, I thought it would […]
June 23, 2014

Mystery object in lake on Saturn's moon Titan intrigues scientists

Scientists are investigating a mystery object that appeared and then vanished again from a giant lake on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. They spotted the object […]
April 4, 2014

Will Ocean Discovery On Enceladus Spur Life-Hunting Missions to Icy Moons of Saturn, Jupiter?

Astronomers are hoping that the existence of a subsurface ocean on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus will build momentum for life-hunting missions to the outer solar system. Researchers announced […]