Category Archives: Space/ AstroPhysics

Hubble’s 28th birthday picture: The Lagoon Nebula

To celebrate its 28th anniversary in space the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope took this amazing and colourful image of the Lagoon Nebula. The whole nebula, about 4000 light-years away, is…

Looking at Horizons

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst gave his last press conference in Europe ahead of his June launch to the International Space Station for the Horizons mission today. Over 150 members of…

Where is the universe’s missing matter?

Astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have probed the gas-filled haloes around galaxies in a quest to find ‘missing’ matter thought to reside there, but have come up empty-handed –…

Hyderabad, India

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southern India to the capital of Telangana: Hyderabad. Home to almost seven million people and covering about 650 sq km, Hyderabad is one…

Swarms turns to whistlers and storms

The batch of new results from ESA’s Swarm mission has not only included the highest-resolution map of the magnetic field generated by Earth’s crust and a map of the tiny…

Top tomatoes thanks to Mars missions

Next time you eat a tomato or sweet pepper, take a closer look, because there’s a good chance that its healthy appearance is thanks to one of US President Barack…