New landing date for ESA astronaut Tim Peake

ESA astronaut Tim Peake and his crewmates Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra will return to Earth on 18 June, giving them almost two more weeks more in space than their original mission. Each International Space…

Integral sets limits on gamma rays from merging…

[caption id="attachment_8263" align="alignnone" width="625"] Merging black holes[/caption] Following the discovery of gravitational waves from the merging of two black holes, ESA’s Integral satellite has revealed no simultaneous gamma rays, just as models predict. On 14…

NASA’s Spitzer Maps Climate Patterns on a Super-Earth

[caption id="attachment_8245" align="alignnone" width="985"] The varying brightness of an exoplanet called 55 Cancri e is shown in this plot of infrared data captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Cambridge[/caption] Observations from NASA's Spitzer…

Alluvial Fans in Saheki Crater, Mars

[caption id="attachment_8149" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of ArizonaCaption: Alfred McEwen[/caption] Alluvial fans are gently-sloping wedges of sediments deposited by flowing water. Some of the best-preserved alluvial fans on Mars are in Saheki Crater, an…