Cosmic 'web' seen for the very first time

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The hidden tendrils of dark matter that can unlock hidden secrets of the universe may have been traced for the very first time. The Cosmology theory predicts that every galaxy is embedded in a cosmic web is “stuff”. Most of which, scientists believe is dark matter. Astronomers obtained these first direct images by using the […]

How to land a probe on a comet…

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The ESA (European Space Agency) has revealed exactly how it’s planning on landing the Rosetta Probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. After a ten year journey through space the Rosetta Probe will reach the comet in August 2014. Since the probe’s launch in 2004, the probe has circled the Sun five times. The coldest, loneliest leg […]

The ISS will run at least until 2024

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NASA has won the White House backing to extend the life of the International Space Station for four more years, until 2024. Construction of the ISS began 15 years ago in 1998 and is a joint venture between the US, Russia, Japan, Canada and the European Space Agency (ESA). The ISS has commitments running until […]

The Year of 2013 in Science

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2013 was the year in which an billion year old object from the cosmos shot through or atmosphere, whilst another from Earth hurtled into the uncharted territory of interstellar space and beyond. Early in the year, on the 15th February, stargazers were gearing up for the flyby of a unusually large asteroid. However on the […]