Heather Couper: Broadcaster and astronomer dies at 70

She appeared on TV shows ranging from Blue Peter to The Sky At Night, as well as documentaries.

BBC Science News | Feb. 19, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: astronomy television

Astronomers want public funds for intelligent life search

Astronomers want more public funds to help search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe.

By Pallab Ghosh | Feb. 15, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: extraterrestrial-life astronomy space-exploration space

Mega-constellation firms meet European astronomers

Scientists put their concerns about giant satellite networks directly to the companies involved.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 31, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: spacex astronomy space-exploration communications-satellites

Sun's surface seen in remarkable new detail

A telescope positioned atop a Hawaiian volcano acquires remarkable pictures of our convulsing star.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 30, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration the-sun hawaii european-space-agency

Space radar company chases persistent vision

The American start-up Capella says it's now ready to deploy its fleet of all-weather Earth observers.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 29, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration earth-observation engineering

Wolf moon: Full moon and lunar eclipse delight skywatchers

The first full moon of 2020 coincides with a penumbral lunar eclipse, caused by the Earth's shadow.

BBC Science News | Jan. 10, 2020 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: astronomy the-moon eclipses earth

SpaceX Starlink mega-constellation: 'Limited time' to fix brightness issue

Astronomers say the coming interference from satellite mega-constellations needs rapid solutions.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 9, 2020 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: spacex astronomy space-exploration communications-satellites

Vast 'star nursery' region found in our galaxy

Astronomers find a vast structure in our galaxy, made up of many interconnected "star nurseries".

By Paul Rincon | Jan. 7, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: stars astronomy space-exploration space

Gravitational waves: Cosmic vibrations sensed from unusual star merger

Laser labs pick up a signal emanating from the collision of two dense, dead stars.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 7, 2020 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: gravitational-waves astronomy space-exploration

SpaceX sends 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

The California company's latest mission makes it the world's largest commercial satellite operator.

BBC Science News | Jan. 7, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: spacex astronomy space-exploration aerospace communications-satellites

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