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Astrophysicists hunt for ways to observe the second-closest supermassive black hole

The supermassive black hole is a behemoth that is three million times the mass of the Sun, hosted by the dwarf galaxy Leo I.

UK Government funds £1.84 billion for Earth observation programmes

Discover what the UK Government's £1.84 billion in funding to support the Earth Observation sector means for the UK space industry.

James Webb Space Telescope reveals brand new exoplanet information

The James Webb Space Telescope has revealed a detailed chemical portrait of an exoplanet’s skies, including atoms and molecules.

LIGO: Unravelling the mysteries of the Universe through gravitational wave detection

Discover how the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Laboratory is advancing gravitational waves research.

Hubble discovers black hole igniting star formation in a dwarf galaxy

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a black hole in the centre of dwarf galaxy, Henize 2-10, that is integral to star formation. A black hole at the centre of...

Novel method utilises spacecraft solar panels to achieve preferred Mars orbit 

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have developed an innovative automatic control technique that uses spacecraft solar panels to reach desired Mars orbit.  A satellite on a mission to Mars targets a low-altitude...

Getting one step closer to finding Earth-like planets

A UK-backed mission searching for Earth-like planets has passed a critical milestone review, giving it the green light to continue with development. The UK Space...

How gas giants are formed

Researchers have developed computer simulations that can help to reveal the origin of how gas giants are formed. Gas giant planets, such as Jupiter, can...

The fascinating role of iron in the interior of exoplanets 

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  have analysed the interior of exoplanets, determining the key role of iron.  With the discovery of over 4,500 exoplanets,...

The DESI project creates 3D map of the cosmos

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) alongside the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) team have designed the most detailed 3D map of the cosmos...

Deploying a compact and fuel-efficient satellite engine into space

NTU Singapore startup – Aliena – has successfully deployed a compact and fuel-efficient satellite engine into space.  Scientists from Aliena, a tech spin-off from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have...

Hot Jupiters reveal new insights into seasons on exoplanets

Observations of hot Jupiter exoplanets could advance our knowledge of seasons on planets outside our solar system as well as their planet origins and...

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Astrophysicists hunt for ways to observe the second-closest supermassive black hole

The supermassive black hole is a behemoth that is three million times the mass of the Sun, hosted by the dwarf galaxy Leo I.

UK Government funds £1.84 billion for Earth observation programmes

Discover what the UK Government's £1.84 billion in funding to support the Earth Observation sector means for the UK space industry.

UK Government funds £1.84 billion for Earth observation programmes

Discover what the UK Government's £1.84 billion in funding to support the Earth Observation sector means for the UK space industry.

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UK and Australia collaboration: Enhancing UK space command capabilities

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