Landing near the Nobile region of the Moon’s South Pole

NASA’s Artemis Rover is to land near the Nobile region – the mountainous and crater rich area at the South Pole on the Moon.

Novel study indicates that Mars habitability restricted by its small size

A new study conducted by Washington University in St. Louis suggests that the habitability of Mars is limited by its small size, which means it cannot hold large amounts of water.

Demonstrating repeated magnetic capture for space debris removal future 

Highlighting a way forward for space debris removal, Astroscale’s End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) effectively tested its capacity to capture its client spacecraft utilising the servicer’s magnetic capture system. 

Space housing: cosmic concrete developed from space dust

Scientists at the University of Manchester have developed a cosmic concrete made from space dust and astronaut blood in an effort to create options for affordable space housing.

The Cherenkov Telescope Array: the challenges in creating the unique observatory

Professor Hofmann of the Cherenkov Telescope Array spoke to us about the challenges involved in creating the unique observatory. Professor Werner Hofmann, Spokesperson for the Cherenkov Telescope Array and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg....

Director General of ESA discusses future space activities

We met with the Director General of the European Space Agency Johann-Dietrich Wörner in Brussels to discuss some of the Agency’s current and future activities. 'Space for Europe, European Space in the World’ was the theme of the 11th European...

German physicists in the ALICE experiment at CERN Large Hadron Collider

Universität Heidelberg’s Professor Johanna Stachel talks about the efforts of German physicists in the ALICE experiment at the Large Hadron Collider The German physics community has played an integral role in the ALICE experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider since its...

Globular star clusters: a new wave of astronomy research

Associate director of CIERA at Northwestern University Shane Larson explores the role of globular star clusters within the Universe. The modern scientific enterprise is one that is built around mutually supportive tiers of endeavour: experiment, theory and, increasingly, computation. Ideas...

Studying the origin of cosmic rays for a new view of the high-energy sky

The University of Maryland’s Department of Physics explores the high-energy universe with the HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory. One of the great mysteries of the last century has been the origin of the highest energy cosmic rays which hit the earth...

Aviosonic’s Debris Collision Alert System improves safety in space

Aviosonic Space Tech is developing revolutionary systems for aerospace safety, including an innovative debris collision alert system. Aviosonic Space Tech has pioneered the first Debris Collision Alert System (DeCAS) for the monitoring of space vehicles and satellites as they re-enter...

ESA’s Dr Erik Kuulkers discusses the INTEGRAL mission

Dr Erik Kuulkers, the European Space Agency’s project scientist for the INTEGRAL mission, discusses the laboratory and its achievements, including the detection of gamma-rays associated, for the first time, with gravitational waves. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics...

Investigating the physics of the early Universe – the great goal of modern cosmology

Professor Nicola Vittorio, of the University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, chronicles past, current, and possible future breakthroughs in our understanding of the physics of the early Universe. Cosmology is one of the most fascinating subjects of modern science. It addresses...

The Universe under the lens of gravity waves

The landmark detection of gravitational waves in 2016 has the potential to transform our understanding of the Universe – if our technology is up to the task, says Professor Lucio Mayer. 2016 will remain as a landmark in the history...

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