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Inside Virgo: Europe’s flagship gravitational wave detector

Giancarlo Cella details Italy’s Virgo interferometer, designed to detect gravitational waves predicted by the general theory of relativity.

Rocket and lunar experiments involving graphene are informing space exploration

The Rashid Rover's graphene-coated wheels will move across the Moon's surface to see if they can protect spacecraft against harsh conditions.

First galaxies determined by non-detection of key signal

Researchers have been able to make some observations about the first galaxies to exist by using data from India’s SARAS3 radio telescope. 

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.

Artemis I: A mission to the Moon

As NASA's first Artemis mission to the Moon prepares to launch, ESA's Philippe Deloo explores the organisation's involvement in the mission.

Could distant planets be fit for human habitation?

In the midst of Earth's climate crisis, scientists have analysed whether distant planets may be suitable for human habitation.

New discovery could reduce the number of potentially habitable planets

Potentially habitable planets might be rarer than we think due to the discovery of an Earth-like planet with no atmosphere.

Unusual red quasar captured by James Webb Space Telescope

Using specialised spectroscopy, astronomers have discovered an unusual red quasar, which inhabits a huge cluster of galaxies.

Pillars of Creation captured by James Webb Space Telescope for the first time

For the first time, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has obtained an image of the Pillars of Creation in unprecedented detail.

Space radiation experiment reveals dangers of human space flights

An experiment performed onboard the ISS has revealed the potential dangers posed by space radiation during human space flights.

UK Space Agency invest £15m in satellite communications

A new £15 million fund to revolutionise satellite communications technology has been unveiled by the UK Space Agency.

What caused the Big Bang? Six UK universities aim to find out

Six UK universities have received significant funding to solve the most ancient mystery in the Universe – what caused the big bang?

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Rocket and lunar experiments involving graphene are informing space exploration

The Rashid Rover's graphene-coated wheels will move across the Moon's surface to see if they can protect spacecraft against harsh conditions.

Inside Virgo: Europe’s flagship gravitational wave detector

Giancarlo Cella details Italy’s Virgo interferometer, designed to detect gravitational waves predicted by the general theory of relativity.

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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