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planetary defence test

Lawrence Livermore participates in NASA’s first planetary defence test

NASA’s first ever planetary defence test is launched, that deliberately collides a spacecraft into an asteroid called Dimorphos. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is taking...
new exoplanets

UCLA astronomers discover over 300 possible new exoplanets

Astronomers from the UCLA utilised an algorithm that enabled the discovery of over 300 exoplanets, as well as a distinctive planetary system with two...
space-based climate action.

UK and UN enter partnership for space-based climate action

A joint partnership will see the UK Space Agency and the UN collaborate in a project for space-based climate action. A novel project to map...
exoplanet WASP-76b

WASP-76b: could the exoplanet that ‘rains iron’ be even more extreme?

The exoplanet WASP-76b, believed to be so hot that it rains iron, could be even more extreme than first thought. Dr Ernst de Mooij, a...
White Dwarf Star

High speed propeller star is pronounced fastest spinning white dwarf

A team of astronomers at Warwick University have observed a record-breaking spin rate for a confirmed white dwarf star. Researchers have recorded a white dwarf...
Carbon dioxide cold traps

Carbon dioxide cold traps on the moon have been confirmed

Lunar carbon dioxide cold traps discovered could be used to sustain robot or human presence on the moon. After decades of uncertainty, researchers in Washington...
galaxy evolution

Astronomers create new method to understand galaxy evolution

Astronomers at The University of Toledo established the star formation history of a post-starburst galaxy using its cluster population to understand galaxy evolution. The University...
New small satellite propulsion technologies for evolving industry needs

New small satellite propulsion technologies for evolving industry needs

Dr David Carroll, President of CU Aerospace, introduces the organisation’s latest small satellite innovations, developed in accordance with changing industry requirements. To provide a ‘responsible...
Utilising graphene technology to regulate satellite temperature

Utilising graphene technology to regulate satellite temperature

A British start-up is developing graphene technology in order to enhance the ability of satellites to regulate their temperature. Space is full of astonishing extremes,...
Discovering exoplanets

Discovering exoplanets using Artificial Intelligence

Astronomers have applied Artificial Intelligence to image recognition in order to predict the effect of interactions between planets, making it possible to discover exoplanets. The...
ESA astronaut

ESA astronaut returns to Earth after six months in orbit

After six months working on the International Space Station mission, Alpha, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet has returned to Earth with NASA astronauts. The ESA astronaut...
Astro-PAHs from space missions to laboratory astrophysics

Astro-PAHs from space missions to laboratory astrophysics

Dr Christine Joblin, from CNRS/Université Paul Sabatier- Toulouse 3, discusses the topic of astro-PAHs, illustrating the potential of laboratory astrophysics to analyse the observations...
M87 galaxy black hole

Photographing the M87 galaxy black hole

Professor Heino Falcke, Radboud University, Nijmegen, spoke to Innovation News Network about the first ever photograph of a black hole - which is situated...
rocket fuel

Biotechnology experts design innovative rocket fuel on Mars

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a cutting-edge technique that can produce rocket fuel on Mars.
Earth's magnetic field

Studying the impact of solar wind on Earth’s magnetic field

Researchers from the University of Leicester have provided a vital element for a novel mission to examine the effect of the solar wind on Earth’s magnetic field.
Process behind supernova explosions and cosmic radio bursts revealed

Process behind supernova explosions and cosmic radio bursts revealed

Researchers unearth the process – known as quantum electrodynamic cascades – that can result in supernova explosions and cosmic radio bursts.
South Pole Moon

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.
space debris removal

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

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.
space junk

Significant steps towards tackling the dangers of space junk have been achieved

Researchers at the University of Warwick are tackling the challenges posed by space junk with a groundbreaking new research centre in the UK.

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