The water signatures are hazy due to atmospheric conditions, but scientists are 'very confident' that it exists
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Thursday 28 November 2013
It was hoped that the comet would provide a spectacular sight in the sky next month - but the signs indicate that it had been burned up on its journey
Thursday 28 November 2013
Astronomers tracking the “comet of the century” believed it had flown too close to the Sun and had broken up, but hopes have now been reignited that part of it may have survived its close encounter.
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Jim Al-Khalili's new two-part physics documentary Light and Dark had a scope that seemed just a little ambitious for two hours of television. "Light and Dark is essentially the story of everything we know and everything we don't know about our universe." So that's pretty much everything, then, Jim? Yet rather than the confusion of ideas you might expect, Al-Khalili's documentary illuminated a scientific story with its own, rather beautiful, internal logic.
Monday 18 November 2013
The icy object might become the brightest comet of the century if it survives its 'sungrazing' journey through our solar system
Friday 08 November 2013
The unusual object has been compared to a "rotating lawn sprinkler" and has led astronomers to develop a new theory of how asteroids 'die'
Thursday 26 September 2013
Astronomers have discovered a small star undergoing radical transformations.
Friday 13 September 2013
The Golden Record is a gold-plated copper phonograph carrying images and audio recording of humanity and the animal life of Earth
Friday 30 August 2013
Light-year-long proto-star is battling the radiation from its neighbours to try and mature into a star
Thursday 15 August 2013
"Potentially Hazardous Asteroids" (PHAs) can be as far away as 7.5 million kilometers
Tuesday 13 August 2013
'Shooting stars' were a result of material falling from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle
Tuesday 06 August 2013
The status of Derby favourite proved something of a poisoned chalice this spring, when first Kingsbarns and then Telescope dropped out of the Epsom picture with setbacks. Both are about to start making up for lost time, however, each having been given an exploratory Group Three entry this weekend. Telescope, who made an impressive resumption at Leicester last month, could go to Haydock on Saturday, while Kingsbarns is on course to reappear at the Curragh the following day.
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