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Monday
Jul 06 2015
17:29 UTC

No alien life on Philae comet

... claim that ESA's Philae spacecraft has landed on a comet teeming with life doesn't hold waterThe Guardian's story Philae comet could be home to alien life, say scientists has been met with scepticism and outright dismissal by leading comet experts. The people behind the headline are Chandra Wickramasinghe, University of Buckingham, and Max Wallis, University of Cardiff. Today, the Daily Mirror reported Wickramasinghe as saying, Data from the comet seems to unequivocal

Posted by Across the universe

Tuesday
Jun 30 2015
10:56 UTC

Brian May: Asteroid Day can help protect the planet

... life-long fascination with space and is now devoting more time promoting the study of the cosmos to others. He is a key figure behind Asteroid Day, a series of almost 100 events around the world. Related: Search for deadly asteroids must be accelerated to protect Earth, say experts Continue reading..

Posted by Across the universe

Tuesday
Jun 30 2015
08:18 UTC

Brian May warns of catastrophic threat to Earth from asteroids — video

Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May warns of the threat to Earth from a meteor strike. He's among a group of experts calling for more effort to find and track potentially dangerous asteroids. 'We are under threat from a meteor strike. This is a catastrophe that could be averted,' he says to mark the first ever 'asteroid day' Continue reading...

Posted by Across the universe

Thursday
Jun 25 2015
11:09 UTC

Big universe, big data, astronomical opportunity

The future of astronomy is not in acquiring new data, but in mining the oldAstronomical data is and has always been big data. Once that was only true metaphorically, now it is true in all senses. We acquire it far more rapidly than the rate at which we can process, analyse and exploit it. This means we are creating a vast global repository that may already hold answers to some of the fundamental questions of the Universe we are seeking. Does this mean we should cancel our up-coming missions

Posted by Across the universe

Tuesday
Jun 16 2015
11:33 UTC

Could Kickstarter-funded Lunar Mission One be the UN's first space mission?

... a privately-funded space science mission. Anyone from individuals to governments will be able to buy into the mission. It aims to

Posted by Across the universe

Monday
Jun 15 2015
14:05 UTC

Philae's revival could advance science by 20 years

Rosetta's comet lander Philae is awake and could now work for many weeks. Its results will short-cut decades of waiting for more comet scienceSomewhere in the shadows of comet 67P, the Philae lander has woken up. The news arrived late on Saturday when an 85 second burst of communications was relayed to Earth by ESA's Rosetta mothership. A further three ten-second bursts were received on Sunday. Analysing that information shows that Philae has 24 Watts of power available, and this is enough to

Posted by Across the universe

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