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NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully lands on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover will make its final descent to Mars on the 18th of February 2021 at approximately 12:55 p.m. PST.
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NASA’s Perseverance rover searches for life on Mars

NASA's Perservance rover will begin its descent to Mars today (18th February) in search of microbial life on the Red Planet.
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Ground-based telescopes could now capture habitable planets

Scientists have developed a new system for mid-infrared exoplanet images, using ground-based telescopes to directly witness planets that are roughly three times the size of Earth.
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Scientists find dark matter halo around ancient galaxy

MIT astrophysicists looked 163,000 light years from Earth, to find that a tiny, ancient galaxy has a dark matter halo - meaning that the very first galaxies in the universe were more immense than anyone imagined.
mass range for Dark Matter

Scientists have calculated the mass range for Dark Matter for the first time

Researchers from the University of Sussex have calculated the mass range for Dark Matter for the first time and it is much tighter than thought.
star formation science, TDG

Star formation science explained by discovery in new galaxy

The Atacama desert in Chile brings the world more new insights on star formation science, as revealed by researchers at the University of Bath.
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Scientists investigate planetary nebulae using Hubble Space Telescope

Images from the Hubble Space Telescope are giving astronomers the chance to further investigate planetary nebulae - like the striking Jewel Bug Nebula (NGC 7027).
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Scientists analyse water from different planets to understand their secrets

Researchers are now looking at the crystalline solid form of water from different planets, to understand how planets, satellites and even comets evolved.
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Scientists catalogue 700 million astronomical objects in dark sky

Scientists have catalogued almost 700 million astronomical objects in the dark sky using data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES).
quantum technology projects

New quantum technology projects to solve mysteries of the universe

UK Research and Innovation will fund quantum technology projects to build on our understanding of the universe.
neuron star collision, arecibo

Arecibo observatory finds potential evidence of neuron star collision

In Puerto Rico, the Arecibo observatory has found potential "first hints" of low-frequency gravitational waves - which signal the movement of massive entities, like black holes or neuron stars.
star formation, NASA

Six new images from Hubble show how star formation works

Hubble released images of six galaxies in a nod to the spirit of the New Year, which make up part of their star formation exploration.
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Scientists use oldest light to estimate that the universe is 14 billion years old

Through a telescope in the Atacama Desert of Chile, an old argument between scientists has been settled - they now agree that our universe is approximately 14 billion years old.
microscopic analysis, penetrator impact

Microscopic analysis of samples from penetrator impact craters

M. Danner and R.M Winglee from Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, discuss the microscopic analysis of samples from penetrator impact craters.
Einstein Telescope

Gravitational wave science in Europe: Einstein Telescope

Professor Achim Stahl at RWTH Aachen University discusses technological challenges and innovation in gravitational wave science, with a detailed look at Einstein Telescope.
sizzling solar corona

Astronomy: Mysteries of the Sizzling Solar Corona

Professor Shadia Habbal from Institute for Astronomy – University of Hawaii, explores and introduces the Mysteries of the Sizzling Solar Corona.
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New evidence emerges on origin of radio signals in space

Astronomers are investigating radio signals in space, aka fast radio bursts (FRBs), often described as the biggest space mystery we have.
Moon-like asteroid

Scientists discover Moon-like asteroid hiding behind Mars

Scientists from the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP) have discovered a Moon-like asteroid hiding behind Mars.
lunar meteorite

A new mineral has been discovered in a lunar meteorite

A team of European researchers have discovered a new high-pressure mineral in the lunar meteorite Oued Awlitis 001, named donwilhelmsite [CaAl4Si2O11].
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Open Access Government October 2020

The October 2020 edition of Open Access Government speaks about global government policy issues, such as health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, economic development, international development, environment, energy and equality.

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