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Kepler finds lowest mass planet to date - 19th January 2011

keplersat The Kepler telescope, which was designed to find Earth-like planets, has broken the record for finding the smallest planet outside the solar system to date Read more...



Montage of images taken by Mario Vecchi - 23rd June 2010

montage Mario is an astronomy distance learning student, currently taking the Certificate for Introduction to Astronomy. He is a keen observer and has produced an excellent montage of some of his own images, ranging from a backyard to globular clusters. Below Mario describes the techniques he used to get these images. Read more...



Montage of images taken by Philip Benson - 23rd June 2010

montage Philip is an astronomy distance learning student, currently taking the Certificate for Introduction to Astronomy. He is a keen observer and has produced an excellent montage of some of his own images, ranging from lunar to spiral galaxies beyond the Local Group of galaxies. Below Philip describes the techniques he used to get these images. Read more...



United Kingdom Space Agency Inaugurated - 4th May 2010

UKSA logo The United Kingdom Space Agency (UKSA) was inaugurated on 1 April and will control space policy and budgets for the UK. Such an organisation has been a long time coming say some critics, and it is hoped that the creation of such a body will make the previously less coordinated agencies work together more efficiently. Read more...



LHC downtime planned - 11th March 2010

cern_icon The Large Hadron Collider is to close for a year at the end of 2011 to allow for further repairs. Read more...



First WISE Images - 26th February 2010

First WISE Images icon The first images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) probe have been released. The striking images, taken in infrared light, include Andromeda, a stellar nursery NGC 3603 within the Milky Way and a comet in our own solar system. WISE was launched on 14 December 2009 and returned its first image to Earth in early January 2010. Read more...



Successful Launch of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory - 18th February 2010

SDO Launch Thursday the 11th of February 2010 saw the successful launch of NASA's latest satellite - the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). This satellite will monitor the Sun in unprecedented resolution to further our understanding of how the Sun works and how it affects the Earth and solar system. Read more...