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Moon formed by a head-on collision between Earth and young planet

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

The moon was formed by a collision between the Earth and a "planetary embryo" called Theia approximately 100 million years after the Earth formed.

Case made for the existence of a 'ninth planet'

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

The planet would have 10 times the mass of Earth. Astronomers have an idea where it ought to be in the sky, and we might expect a campaign to try to track it down.

Water ice found on the surface of comet 67P

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

For the first time, scientists have spotted large patches of water ice on the surface of a comet, thanks to instruments aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter.

Astronomers Want to Build A Forty Foot Space Telescope to Find the Next Earth

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

To achieve this, well need a spacecraft more advanced than anything humans have built, a telescope with 10x the seeing power of Hubble.

Astronomers Spot Neutrinos Released 1 Second after Big Bang

Posted in Featured, Science on 28th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

The cosmic neutrino background could provide more details about the universe as it once was.