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Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have looked into what would happen if an alien gas giant, which tightly orbits its star at just a few million miles, were struck by a stellar eruption.
Dying star’s last gasps provides new Kepler target
A new planetary nebula, recently discovered thanks to the combined efforts of amateur and professional astronomers and within sight of the Kepler spacecraft, could hold the key to understanding how our own Sun's life will end.
Curiosity rover will explore 'scenic' Gale crater on Mars
The next Mars rover will make a pinpoint landing inside Gale crater, a scenic impact site adorned with ragged rock formations and a colossal mountain rising more than 15,000 feet high, NASA announced Friday.
By the light of a waning moon, the shuttle Atlantis fell back to Earth Thursday, dropping out of predawn darkness to close out NASA's 135th and final shuttle voyage, a long-awaited – and long-dreaded – milestone marking the end of an era for American manned space flight.
NASA's robotic Dawn spacecraft drifted into orbit around Vesta on Saturday, starting a yearlong science campaign to map one of the solar system's largest unexplored worlds sandwiched in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Despite being crammed with galaxies in the early Universe, combined data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope and ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory has revealed that black holes in the centres of galaxies are not activated by mergers between these giant structures, as had been previously suspected.
Dodging clouds and overcoming a last-minute techincal issue, space shuttle Atlantis ignited its main engines and solid rocket boosters at 11:29 a.m. EDT (1529 GMT) Friday, roaring into a cloudy sky on the spaceplane's final flight.
An exploding star which has expelled the equivalent of between 160,000 and 230,000 Earth masses of fresh dust has been revealed by ESA’s infrared Herschel Space Observatory, suggesting that supernovae like this one, also known as SN1987A, could be the answer to an age-old puzzle of what supplied our early Universe with dust.
House panel proposes killing Hubble telescope successor
Legislators seeking to rein in government spending have put the troubled James Webb Space Telescope up for cancellation, saying the troubled successor to NASA's Hubble observatory is haunted by poor management and out-of-control costs.
River delta or mountain stack for Mars Science Laboratory
There are just two landing sites left competing for exploration by Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity Rover that is due to blast off from Cape Canaveral later this year: Gale Crater and the Eberswalde crater delta.
An international team of astronomers have made the first ever discovery of hydrogen peroxide in interstellar space, supplying clues of the chemical link between hydrogen and oxygen – two elements that are critical for life and play a key role in the chemistry of water and ozone in our planet's atmosphere.
Our latest 132-page Astronomy Now special edition is an extravaganza of astronomy for the year ahead, with a complete 30-page guide to observing the planets, moon, meteor showers, two solar eclipses, and the deep sky in 2010. U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE
Take the tour!
A 100-page special edition from the creators of Astronomy Now magazine, The Grand Tour of the Universe takes readers from one end of the Universe to the other and, in doing so, asks the question "just how big is the Universe?" U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE
This special publication features the photography of British astro-imager Nik Szymanek and covers a range of photographic methods from basic to advanced. Beautiful pictures of the night sky can be obtained with a simple camera and tripod before tackling more difficult projects, such as guided astrophotography through the telescope and CCD imaging. U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE
Guide to the Constellations
Astronomy Now presents
this 100-page, full-colour guide to the 68 constellations visible from the British
Isles by Neil Bone, the respected amateur astronomer and writer. U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE
Astronomy Now is pleased to announce the publication of Exploring Mars. The very best images of Mars taken by orbiting spacecraft and NASA's Spirit and Opportunity rovers fill up the 98 glossy pages of this special edition! U.K. STORE E.U. STORE U.S. & WORLDWIDE STORE