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The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility, or SIRTF) uses infrared technology to explore the universe.
The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) has captured new images of nearby galaxies, allowing scientists to locate the exact locations of young stars.
Scientists are set to discover the origins of oceans and life on Earth from a rare meteorite that dates back 4.5 billion years ago. vv
Mark Burchell, Emeritus Professor of Space Science, Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent, discusses the skills needed for the space sector and how HE is essential in contributing to this.
Iain McDonald used NASA Kepler Space Telescope data to find evidence of a mysterious group of "free-floating" planets.
A team of UK scientists from the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) RAL Space and the Open University (OU) are collaborating on the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA mission to investigate the occurrence and behaviour of water on the Moon.
New data suggests that there is a population of black holes in star cluster Palomar 5, which is "roughly three times larger than expected".
Astrophysicists have argued for ten years about the speed of the universe expanding - now, a study by Wendy Freedman at the University of Chicago finds that the standard model could be close to the truth.
James Carpenter, Exploration Science & Research Coordinator at the European Space Agency, speaks to Open Access Government about sustainable exploration in space and how this benefits humanity.
In a galaxy 900 million light-years away, there were two black hole-neutron star mergers - creating gravitational waves that hit Earth only in January, 2020.
A team at Cornell University reveal that aliens, specifically located in 1,715 nearby star systems, could have already seen Earth by watching our planet cross the Sun.
Here, Open Access Government charts the priorities of Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and its work in scientific understanding and technological development towards sustainable human space exploration.
Senior Researcher Pierre-Olivier Lagage discusses how, after the detection of exoplanets, the characterisation of their atmosphere is the next step to understanding alien worlds.
Scientists reveal that billions of stars at the centre of the Milky Way are spinning more slowly - they believe it is being counterweighted by dark matter, slowing by 24% since it was created.
The COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection is working around the clock to ensure that space exploration is safe and sustainable, preventing both forward and backward contamination during missions.
A team from the University of Copenhagen say that they have identified a substance that was present in the first microsecond after the Big Bang.
The ALMA telescope has located a galaxy with spiral morphology, which was created just 1.4 billion years after the Big Bang - this is the oldest ever recorded.
NASA reveal that the Hubble Space Telescope has located five, powerful fast radio bursts to the spiral arms of five galaxies.
Saku Tsuneta, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, charts discoveries made about the Universe with cutting-edge technology in this fascinating astronomy focus.
The enigmatic brightness of the night sky is the subject of endless poems and songs, but how does it really look without light pollution?