New instrument extends LIGO’s reach

Technology “squeezes” out quantum noise so more gravitational wave signals can be detected.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Dec. 5, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: astronomy astrophysics kavli-institute ligo national-science-foundation-nsf physics research school-of-science space astronomy-and-planetary-science

Giant ice planet orbits hot star 1/4 its size

New evidence points to an giant, icy planet orbiting a white dwarf star that's slowing evaporating it.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Dec. 4, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology planets space stars

Distant star's vision of our Sun's future 'death'

A newly discovered planet offers insights into the Sun's demise in 5-6 billion years.

By Paul Rincon | Dec. 4, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration

Europe's new space budget to enable CO2 mapping

A multi-billion-euro funding package for the European Space Agency is agreed by its member states.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: mars earth-science carbon-dioxide space-exploration nasa european-space-agency

Stars align for epic space missions

Athena and Lisa, two major astronomy projects of the 2030s, should launch within a year of each other.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 28, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: space-exploration earth-observation european-space-agency spain

UK set for 'active' role at European space meeting

After some doubts, it seems Britain will now play its part in the big European Space Agency council.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 27, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: space-exploration european-space-agency

Telescope closes in on signal from end of ‘cosmic dark age’

Researchers are closer than ever to detecting a signal from a time when the first stars in the universe emerged from the "cosmic dark ages."

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology big-bang hydrogen light space stars

Dubai Air Show: The challenges for us all in flying green

Sustainable, renewable and green: environmental goals the aviation industry is now grappling with.

By Russell Hotten, Sameer Hashmi, Adrienne Murray | Nov. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: environment rolls-royce-holdings airbus-group air-travel aerospace sustainability dubai sustainable-living

Europe keen to demonstrate Moon ambitions

Research ministers meet in Seville next week to approve European Space Agency projects and funding.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 22, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: mars international-space-station space-exploration the-moon nasa european-space-agency

SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top

The US company's new rocket prototype experiences a major failure during pressurisation testing.

By Jonathan Amos | Nov. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: spacex space-exploration elon-musk

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