European Space Agency

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‘It’s like finding needles in a haystack’: the mission to discover if Jupiter’s moons support life
The European Space Agency’s Juice mission launches next month, flying closer to icy moons – including Ganymede, the solar system’s largest – than ever before

Stuart Clark

05, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Asteroid lights up sky over Channel creating shooting star effect
Scientists predict asteroid strike for only seventh time as 1-metre object enters Earth’s atmosphere

Kevin Rawlinson

13, Feb, 2023 @10:03 AM

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Image of star cluster sheds light on early stages of universe
James Webb space telescope brings insight into birth of stars at ‘cosmic noon’ with image of NGC 346 cluster

Harry Taylor

11, Jan, 2023 @8:36 PM

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‘So the next step is space, right?’: Australia’s first female astronaut on the year she realised limits don’t exist
Meganne Christian is training for the ‘coolest job in the world’. It’s a long way from Wollongong for the 35-year-old scientist

Bronwyn Adcock

30, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Moon rivers? UK scientists at heart of mission to extract water from lunar rock
With the success of Artemis, lunar travel is back on the agenda – and a way to produce water on moon is vital for human presence

Rachel Hall

26, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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What does it take to be an astronaut? After dreaming of the stars, I decided to find out | Kevin Fong
I got very close to becoming a European Space Agency astronaut, but the final lesson was a bittersweet one, says doctor Kevin Fong

Kevin Fong

04, Dec, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Paralympic athlete from UK in latest intake of ESA astronauts
John McFall, 41, becomes first astronaut with physical disability to be recruited by European space agency

Ian Sample Science editor

23, Nov, 2022 @4:22 PM

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Beam me down: can solar power from space help solve our energy needs?
The latest developments in solar tech offer potential solutions to the energy security crisis – including satellites that would convert sunlight into power for Earth

Stuart Clark

09, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Wednesday briefing: The telescope revealing the secrets of the universe
In today’s newsletter: After the James Webb space telescope sends extraordinary images of Jupiter, astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst explains why it’s so important

Archie Bland

24, Aug, 2022 @5:28 AM

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Journey to the mystery planet: why Uranus is the new target for space exploration
The last time a probe visited the distant ice giant was in 1986, yet learning more about this cold world could tell us a lot about the galaxy

Robin McKie

16, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Gaia probe reveals stellar DNA and unexpected ‘starquakes’
The robotic spacecraft unravels the history of the our galaxy’s evolution – and could identify habitable regions of the Milky Way

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

13, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Mind that satellite! The mission to clean up dangerous space junk
As soon as we left the planet, we began leaving rubbish in orbit. Now it is putting space stations and astronauts at risk. What can be done about the millions of pieces of debris?

Ian Sample

21, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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