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"26.10.2016 16:45:00" skyatnightmagazine.com Win! Stargazing - Beginners Guide to Astronomy | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens This is the final week to enter our competition to win a new stargazing guide written by astronomers from the Royal Observatory Greenwich!
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"26.10.2016 11:38:00" Timeline Photos A pair of mysterious X-ray flares have been observed near distant galaxies that so far defy explanation.
"26.10.2016 09:26:19" nasa.gov NASA's Juno Mission Exits Safe Mode, Performs Trim Maneuver NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter has left safe mode and has successfully completed a minor burn of its thruster engines in preparation for its next close flyby of Jupiter. NASA's Juno spacecraft has exited safe mode and is preparing for its next flyby of Jupiter.
"25.10.2016 14:19:19" Timeline Photos This is the Red Spider Nebula, located 3,000 lightyears away in Sagittarius, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
The nebula hosts one of the hottest stars known, whose stellar winds generate shockwaves 100 billion kilometres high.
"25.10.2016 12:45:01" Timeline Photos Could a ninth planet explain an anomaly in the physics of our Solar System? A new study suggests Planet Nine may be responsible for tilting the orbital plane around the Sun.
"25.10.2016 11:54:00" youtube.com ESA Euronews: ExoMars at Mars Scientists and engineers on the ExoMars project had their hearts in their mouths as the ExoMars mission reached the red planet, with the Schiaparelli probe g... Get the latest info on #ExoMars2016 and the Schiaparelli lander in this ESA Euronews video.
"25.10.2016 10:36:30" youtube.com Astronaut Tim Peake - Looking down at planet Earth www.le.ac.uk British ESA astronaut Tim Peake visited the National Space Centre in Leicester where he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by t... Last week Tim Peake visited the National Space Centre in Leicester, and gave an interview in which he described his first view of Earth from space and his hopes for the future of space exploration.
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"24.10.2016 15:33:20" Timeline Photos Globular cluster NGC 362, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in this image, is thought to be between 10 and 11 billion years old and contains hundreds of thousands of stars.
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
"24.10.2016 09:22:41" Timeline Photos A new study of data from NASA's Voyager 2 mission may have revealed two previously unknown moons around Uranus.
"24.10.2016 08:35:50" Timeline Photos This image of the Martian surface shows two new features, thought to be related to the ExoMars 2016 Schiaparelli lander.
Last week the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter arrived safely in the Martian atmosphere, but contact with the Schiaparelli lander was lost
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"21.10.2016 11:25:00" Timeline Photos Ten thousand citizen scientists have helped NASA hone in on 'spider-like' features on the Martian surface.
"21.10.2016 09:30:38" Timeline Photos The November issue also comes with a free lunar phases 2017 poster, helping you keep track of the Moon's phases all year long.
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"21.10.2016 09:19:58" youtube.com Ultraviolet Mars Reveals Cloud Formation - YouTube Images from MAVEN's Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph were used to make this movie of rapid cloud formation on Mars on July 9-10, 2016. The ultraviolet colors... Cloud formation on Mars is captured in ultraviolet light in these false-colour images taken by NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) mission. Four images were used to create this video, showing seven hours of rotation of the Red Planet.
"20.10.2016 17:39:01" Timeline Photos This fantastic image of the sunlit side of Jupiter was created by citizen scientist Alex Mai using data from the Juno spacecraft's JunoCam instrument.
Raw images from the spacecraft's camera are available to view and process here:
"20.10.2016 15:47:00" parkdeanholidays.co.uk Scotland's 5 Best Stargazing Spots Scotland boasts some of the darkest skies in Europe, making it one of the best places on earth for stargazing. Click here to see the top 5 stargazing spots. We were recently asked to contribute to a guide to Stargazing in Scotland, and were only too happy to oblige! Click the link to see Parkdean Holidays' five best stargazing spots.
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"20.10.2016 13:23:33" Photos from Sky At Night magazine's post We're really pleased with the new look our art editor Steve has created for the magazine, including a revamped 17-page Sky Guide!
You can pick up a copy of the magazine at your local newsagent today, and click the link below to find out what else is in
"20.10.2016 09:53:16" Timeline Photos The November issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine hits news stands today! Find out what's in the mag this month.
"20.10.2016 08:18:47" Timeline Photos The ExoMars 2016 orbiter has reached the Red Planet, but the fate of its Schiaparelli lander remains unknown...
"20.10.2016 07:31:39" Sky At Night magazine's cover photo
"19.10.2016 13:33:19" livestream.com ExoMars SocialTV by European Space Agency Watch European Space Agency's ExoMars SocialTV on Livestream.com. Watch ESA's Facebook Live programme here from 15:09 CEST on Wednesday, 19 October, when the #ExoMars Orbiter and Schiaparelli lander will arrive at Mars. Part 1 will go live at 15:09 thru The ExoMars live stream has begun! Click the link below to follow the action as it happens.
"19.10.2016 11:41:17" livestream.com ExoMars Arrival at the Red Planet by European Space Agency Watch European Space Agency's ExoMars Arrival at the Red Planet on Livestream.com. Watch a series of live webcasts from ESA's ESOC mission control centre, Darmstadt, Germany. (1) 16 October 15:00-15:20 GMT / 17:00-17:20 CEST -- Separation of Schiaparelli Follow the events as ExoMars 2016 arrives at the Red Planet via ESA's live stream below!
The Schiaparelli lander is due to separate from its orbiter at 16:44 BST this evening, landing on the surface of the Red Planet as the orbiter reaches the Martian
"19.10.2016 09:32:03" skyatnightmagazine.com Astrobaking: Jupiter Shortbread | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens We're getting in the mood for the Great British Bake Off semi final tonight with the first in a new series of 'astrobaking' recipes.
This month's recipe is for a batch of tasty shortbread Jupiters - a good source of energy for observing during the colder
"18.10.2016 11:03:47" Timeline Photos Astrophotographer and author Jamie Carter recently visited the historic Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. He reports back on how the 'world's most popular telescope' is still pulling in the
"18.10.2016 08:57:47" youtube.com Schiaparelli's descent to Mars in real time Visualisation of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module entering and descending through the atmosphere to land on Mars. The animation follows a simulated timeline o... Tomorrow, the Schiaparelli lander is due to land on Mars as part of ExoMars 2016; a new mission to explore the Red Planet.
This video animation from ESA shows the journey the lander will take as it makes its way to the
"17.10.2016 15:46:12" Timeline Photos An image of Mars captured by ESA's Mars Express orbiter on 16 October, just ahead of the ExoMars 2016 spacecraft's arrival at the Red Planet on 19 October, this week.
Copyright ESA – CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
"17.10.2016 11:13:40" Timeline Photos The observable Universe contains ten times more galaxies than we can currently see, according to a study using Hubble data.
"17.10.2016 08:35:25" Timeline Photos This amazing image of the Lagoon and Triffid Nebulae was sent in to us by Ravi Kailas and was captured in the town of Leh in the trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh.
Ravi used a Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera and Canon 300mm lens.
Credit: Ravi Kailas
"12.10.2016 17:52:06" Timeline Photos This fantastic image of Saturn was captured by the Cassini spacecraft, looking down at the planet's rings.
The image shows that even though the spacecraft is on the Saturn's night side, its rings remain in sunlight.
"12.10.2016 11:30:00" Timeline Photos ESO's VVV survey has uncovered a dozen RR Lyrae stars at the centre of the Milky Way, giving new credence to a theory about how our Galaxy's central bulge was formed.
RR Lyrae stars are usually found in dense globular clusters, and their discovery at the
"12.10.2016 10:32:06" Timeline Photos Astronomers have spotted something of an oddity in the Universe: a binary star system that contains a total of three rotating planetary discs.
"11.10.2016 12:11:20" skyatnightmagazine.com 'Wandering' black hole spotted | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Astronomers spot a black hole that may have 'wandered' into a neighbouring galaxy.
"10.10.2016 18:44:01" Timeline Photos Spiral galaxy NGC 278, 38 million lightyears away in Cassiopeia, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Visible in this image are bright blue clumps of newly-born stars amidst ribbons of dark space dust and gas, out of which new stars may eventually
"10.10.2016 15:08:00" Timeline Photos This 'star trails' image was captured by astronauts on the International Space Station, 3rd October, while orbiting Earth at about 30,000km per hour!
"08.10.2016 10:24:00" skyatnightmagazine.com Win! Stargazing - Beginners Guide to Astronomy | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Enter our competition for the chance to win one of five copies of a new guide to astronomy, written by astronomers from the Royal Observatory.
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"07.10.2016 17:22:00" skyatnightmagazine.com Orionids 2016: how to spot a meteor | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Don't forget, this weekend is the first of the Orionids meteor shower season. Find out how to spot a meteor with our handy guide below - weather permitting of course!
"07.10.2016 15:00:02" Timeline Photos It's competition time again!
This time we're offering the chance to win one of five copies of Collins 'Stargazing - Beginners Guide to Astronomy', a brand new introductory guide written by astronomers from the Royal Observatory.
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"07.10.2016 14:13:01" Timeline Photos The Clavius region in colour, by Neil Phillips
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"07.10.2016 13:18:39" Timeline Photos Astrophotographer Terry Hancock shared this image of spiral galaxy IC 342 with us, taken from his own back garden observatory in Fremont, Michigan in the US.
Terry used a QHY16200A mono CCD camera and an Astro-Tech 12-inch Ritchey Chrétien to take the
"07.10.2016 11:57:16" Timeline Photos Astronomers may have solved the mystery of 'cannonballs' of plasma blobs seen firing from the direction of a massive dying star.
"06.10.2016 11:54:13" Timeline Photos The season of the Orionid meteor shower is upon us!
With a full Moon occurring on 16th October and a waning gibbous throughout peak activity, this weekend is a good opportunity for some meteor observing unspoiled by lunar glare. Find out how in our guide
"06.10.2016 09:55:49" youtube.com The Story of the Solar System - social media teaser trailer https://willgater.com/solarsystem/ Few stories are more thrilling, more extraordinary, than that of our Solar System and the planets, moons, asteroids and co... We're getting excited about seeing #SolarSystemStory next month, a new live stage show by astronomer Will Gater that looks at the birth and evolution of the Solar System.
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"05.10.2016 16:50:01" Timeline Photos ESO's ALMA telescope captured this image of a protoplanetary disc around young star Elias 2-27, 450 lightyears away. These discs surround newly-formed stars and contain the materials from which planets may eventually form to create a new star
"05.10.2016 14:38:32" Timeline Photos Saturn's moon Dione is the latest in our Solar System discovered to host an ocean below its surface, according to a new study using Cassini data.
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"05.10.2016 10:31:03" worldspaceweek.org World Space Week Event Map World Space Week Event Map This week marks the beginning of World Space Week. Find out whether there are any events happening near you using the official events map at the link below!
"05.10.2016 10:01:00" Timeline Photos Cosmic dust is illuminated by stars shining at the heart of Messier 78; a phenomenon that has given rise to the term 'reflection nebula' to describe objects like these. While the energy from the stars is not enough to ionise the gas and cause it to glow
"04.10.2016 15:34:44" Timeline Photos Build your own collimation aid with our 'How to' guide on making a star simulator
"04.10.2016 11:40:00" Timeline Photos Observations to explain why a star in our Galaxy is periodically dimming in brightness have merely added to the mystery.
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"04.10.2016 08:21:46" Photos from Sky At Night magazine's post This is the Mars Curiosity rover's latest selfie and panorama, captured at the Quell drilling location in Murray Buttes on lower Mount Sharp.
After drilling at this site, the rover is now travelling towards its next destinations on Mount Sharp, where it
"03.10.2016 15:11:18" youtube.com Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards 2016 Back for its biggest year yet, the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competiton had over 4,500 entires from over 80 countries. BBC Sky at Night... Back for its biggest year yet, the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competiton had over 4,500 entires from over 80 countries. BBC Sky at Night Magazine was on hand at the awards ceremony to meet this year's winners and hear their tips on
"03.10.2016 14:04:16" Timeline Photos We're loving how the free planisphere that comes with the October print issue looks under red light! Have any of you used the planisphere at your scope yet?
And if you haven't picked up a copy, the October issue is still on sale!
"01.10.2016 15:20:01" Timeline Photos Don't forget The Sky at Night's Rosetta special this Sunday 2nd October at 10pm on BBC Four, repeated 6th October at 7.30pm.
Tune in as the team go behind the scenes at mission control and discover how Rosetta data is changing our understanding of the
"01.10.2016 10:02:01" Timeline Photos What's the farthest south you've been and seen the Northern Lights? Let us know & we'll print the best in the mag!
"30.09.2016 15:28:12" Timeline Photos This is Rosetta's final image, taken just before its impact onto comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Congratulations to the whole team on such a successful mission!
"30.09.2016 10:26:19" Timeline Photos The images from Rosetta keep coming in! This latest was taken 5.8km from the comet's surface.
With the mission nearly complete, follow the action via ESA's live stream at the link below.
"30.09.2016 08:45:02" Timeline Photos Keep up to date with Rosetta's final moments with the ESA live stream, available at the link below.
Image: Copyright ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0
"30.09.2016 08:04:08" Photos from Sky At Night magazine's post These images were captured by the Rosetta spacecraft in the early hours of this morning as it flew over comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The orbiter is making its final descent onto the comet and will end its mission by impacting onto the surface at about
"29.09.2016 16:17:01" Timeline Photos This image of Pandora's Cluster (Abell 2744) was captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope as part of the Frontier Fields project, which uses the gravity of massive objects to magnify even more distant objects so that they can be observed.
"29.09.2016 11:15:22" Timeline Photos Rosetta is due to begin its final manoeuvres this evening, as it prepares to descend to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and complete its mission.
We take a look back some of the discoveries the Rosetta team have made, and how you can keep
"28.09.2016 17:52:00" in this month's podcast we're talking Rosetta and the discovery of Proxima Centauri b. Click the link below to listen!
"28.09.2016 12:42:36" Timeline Photos Data from NASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury continues to reveal the planet's secrets. The latest is a study that has found Mercury is tectonically active and is potentially forming new faults even
"27.09.2016 14:31:57" Timeline Photos Comet 332P/Ikeya-Murakami disintegrates into tiny pieces in this image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope towards the end of 2015.
Despite studies into the phenomenon, no definitive answer has yet explained why comets split apart as they orbit the
"27.09.2016 11:27:59" youtube.com Once upon a time... Rosetta's grand finale Rosetta revisits the exciting scientific discoveries she made during her time at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, including the successful search to find Phi... The latest Rosetta video from ESA looks back on what the mission has discovered - so far...
"27.09.2016 09:14:28" Timeline Photos Jupiter's moon Europa may be erupting plumes of water vapour from its subsurface ocean. If confirmed, the discovery would make it the second moon in our Solar System - after Enceladus - known to have water
"26.09.2016 19:01:00" soundcloud.com Episode 4: Farewell Rosetta This month the team discuss Rosetta's mission end and newly-discovered exoplanet Proxima Centauri b. Plus, The Sky at Night's Pete Lawrence looks at lunar occultations and Ezzy hears from Cardiff Univ Our latest podcast is now online!
This month the team discuss Rosetta's mission end and newly-discovered exoplanet Proxima Centauri b. Plus, The Sky at Night's Pete Lawrence looks at lunar occultations and Ezzy hears from Cardiff University's Dr Annabel
"26.09.2016 16:58:03" Timeline Photos Pluto may be hosting a salty, subsurface ocean, according to scientists who have been studying the dwarf planet's tidal locking with its largest moon Charon.
"26.09.2016 15:01:04" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope captured this amazing image of spiral galaxy NGC 24, which is 40,000 lightyears across and was discovered by William Herschel in 1785.
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
"26.09.2016 11:53:32" nasa.gov Highlights from a Decade of the Hinode Solar Observatory Since its launch on Sept. 22, 2006, Hinode has been watching the sun nearly non-stop, providing valuable insight into our star – and others throughout the universe. NASA presents 10 highlights from a decade of the NASA/JAXA Hinode Solar Observatory
"26.09.2016 09:33:40" youtube.com Rosetta's final path Animation of Rosetta's final trajectory in the last 10 days of its mission at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. On 24 September 2016, Rosetta will leave a clo... This video from ESA shows Rosetta's flight path around comet 67P-Churyumov/Gerasimenko during the last ten days of its mission, before it makes its final descent to the comet's surface this Friday.
While Rosetta's mission will be over, the mantle will
"23.09.2016 16:45:00" Timeline Photos The blooming colourful cloud in this image is planetary nebula NGC 2440, created as layers of gas are shed by a dying star and illuminated by ultraviolet light.
Planetary nebulae do not actually have anything to do with planets: they were named by
"23.09.2016 11:51:33" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope has confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two stars that was initially detected by observing the effect of its mass on spacetime.
"22.09.2016 15:57:14" Timeline Photos This image of the Milky Way was taken at ESO's Paranal Observatory and shows red and green airglow caused by Earth's atmosphere. The presence of airglow means that even in the Chilean desert, night skies can never be truly dark. Still, it makes for an
"22.09.2016 12:20:06" Photos from Sky At Night magazine's post The latest issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine hits news stands today! Pick up your copy and get a free planisphere to help you navigate the night sky.
The planisphere includes all visible Messier objects and is red light-friendly. Visit the link below to
"22.09.2016 07:54:51" Sky At Night magazine's cover photo
"21.09.2016 13:52:51" Timeline Photos Astronomers believe they have solved the mystery behind the source of a huge, glowing 'blob' in the distant Universe.
"20.09.2016 13:29:00" Timeline Photos Can you spot Saturn's moon Pan in this image of the planet's rings captured by the Cassini spacecraft?
It appears as a tiny white dot and is quite tricky to spot but, once you do, consider the fact that the moon is 28km across yet is completely dwarfed
"20.09.2016 08:03:23" youtube.com ESAHangout: Preparing for Rosetta's grand finale ESA's Rosetta spacecraft is set to complete its incredible mission in a controlled descent to the surface of Comet 67P/C-G on 30 September. Join mission expe... Yesterday, Rosetta mission experts joined an ESA hangout ahead of the spacecraft's grand finale on 30 September. They discussed what Rosetta will be doing during its final days and hours, and what images and data they expect to capture as the spacecraft
"19.09.2016 14:42:01" Timeline Photos Data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed that ancient lakes existed on the Red Planet one billion years later than previously thought
"19.09.2016 12:48:55" youtube.com Four Days at Saturn NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours in April 2016 to obtain this movie showing four Saturn days. Cassini will begin a series of di... As Cassini prepares to end its mission in 2017, NASA has released this snapshot of four days at Saturn captured by the spacecraft.
"19.09.2016 11:58:26" Timeline Photos Here's a sneak peak of next month's issues, which have just arrived in the office. We're really excited because each issue comes with a free planisphere to help you navigate the night sky, featuring all the visible Messier objects.
Be sure to pick yours
"16.09.2016 13:41:11" Timeline Photos This is galaxy Markarian 1018, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy has begun to fade and loose its shine, and astronomers believe they have discovered the cause. The supermassive black hole at its centre is being starved of cosmic material
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"15.09.2016 23:02:00" Timeline Photos The winners of this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition have been revealed, and the winning image is one of the most unique and innovative to have achieved the top spot since the competition began.
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"15.09.2016 08:04:54" youtube.com What makes a great astrophoto - Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year The expert judges of our international astrophotography competition let us know what they're looking for in the perfect astrophoto. The 2016 exhibition runs ... Today we're off to the Royal Observatory Greenwich to find out the winners of this year's Insight Astronomy Photography of the Year competition.
If you are considering entering the competition next year, take a look at the latest video from the Royal
"14.09.2016 18:04:01" spotthestation.nasa.gov Spot The Station See the International Space Station! As the third brightest object in the sky the space station is easy to see if you know when to look up. Many of you email or write in asking how it is possible to know when the International Space Station will be passing overhead. We found this NASA web page that enables you to do just that!
"14.09.2016 09:09:08" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope has enabled astronomers to observe a key stage in the evolution of a star in real time.
"13.09.2016 18:23:00" Timeline Photos A hunt for ancient quasars from the early Universe has nearly doubled the total number that we know of.
"13.09.2016 11:43:32" Timeline Photos This image of two nebulae - IRAS 19340+2016 and IRAS19343+2026 - was released by NASA in time for Star Trek's 50th anniversary, as a result of the apparent likeness of the two objects to to the USS Enterprise of the original series (right) and the Next
"12.09.2016 17:25:01" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope has captured this image of lenticular galaxy PGC 83677, with numerous galaxies clearly visible in the background. Note the spiral just to the left of PGC 83677, and how distinct its arms appear.
Credit: ESA/Hubble &
"12.09.2016 12:18:41" Photos from Sky At Night magazine's post These images are the latest captured by the Mars Curiosity rover, which is currently exploring the Murray Buttes area of lower Mount Sharp. The images were taken in the region on 8 September and show layered rocks and sloping dunes on the Red
"08.09.2016 16:36:01" Timeline Photos As Star Trek turns 50, we look at the story of how a real planet called Vulcan was once thought to exist in our Solar System.
"08.09.2016 12:10:49" Timeline Photos New analysis of a globular cluster suggests it could be an ancient relic left over from the formation of the Milky Way.
"08.09.2016 11:21:00" youtube.com OSIRIS-REx Poised for Sampling Run to Asteroid Bolted to the top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will lift off on a mission to study an asteroid in unprecedented d... NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is due to lift off this evening at 11.05pm (UTC), beginning its journey to collect an asteroid sample and return it to Earth.
You can find out more about this daring mission in September's BBC Sky at Night Magazine, on sale
"08.09.2016 10:01:08" youtube.com Dunes of Shangri-La on Saturn's Moon Titan NASA's Cassini spacecraft has radar vision that allows it to peer through the haze that surrounds Saturn's largest moon, Titan. This video focuses on Shangri... New Cassini images reveal dunes and mountainous terrain on Saturn's largest moon Titan.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Université Paris-Diderot
"07.09.2016 15:59:01" youtube.com Juno Listens to Jupiter's Auroras Thirteen hours of radio emissions from Jupiter's intense auroras are presented here, both visually and in sound. The data was collected when the spacecraft m... NASA has released this audio clip of Jupiter's aurorae, as 'heard' by the Juno spacecraft during its 27 August flyby.
"07.09.2016 13:25:49" Timeline Photos Tomorrow it will be 50 years to the day that the first episode of Star Trek: The Original Series was broadcast on TV.
To mark the occasion, we look at the story of how a planet named Vulcan was once thought to exist in our Solar
"06.09.2016 17:18:02" Timeline Photos Astronaut Jeff Williams is preparing to leave the International Space Station at this evening at 21:51 (UTC) following his five and a half month mission in Earth's orbit.
He posted this image of Earth this morning on Twitter with the message "I will
"06.09.2016 15:01:29" Timeline Photos The mysterious mountain on Ceres known as Ahuna Mons could be an ice volcano, while the dwarf planet itself may be hosting a weak, temporary atmosphere, according to a new study of data from the Dawn
"05.09.2016 16:11:55" Timeline Photos Rosetta's Philae lander has finally been found, wedged down a crack in the surface of Comet 67P
"05.09.2016 14:40:17" Timeline Photos The Juno spacecraft's first flyby has revealed amazing glimpses of Jupiter's north and south poles, showing the planet in a new light.
We can only hope that the next 36 flybys produce even better
"05.09.2016 12:09:00" Timeline Photos ESO has released this amazing capture of the Milky Way above its La Silla Observatory in the Chilean Atacama Desert. Enviable dark skies!
Credit: ESO/B. Tafreshi (twanight.org)
"05.09.2016 11:44:51" Will Gater ***The Story of the Solar System - my new live show ***
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"02.09.2016 16:44:53" Timeline Photos If #ProximaB is habitable and we can get there, what would you take with you?
Let us know and we'll print the best soon!
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"01.09.2016 15:22:00" youtube.com Annular Solar Eclipse Timelapse A timelapse of the Annular Solar Eclipse over Africa on September 1, 2016 captured courtesy of Weathernews Japan. This time-lapse of this morning's annular solar eclipse over Africa was captured by Weathernews Japan and released by Slooh.
An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon align and the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than the Sun, producing a
"01.09.2016 13:58:05" Timeline Photos The first stars in the Universe formed much later than thought, according to a new study of the Cosmic Microwave Background.
"01.09.2016 09:01:24" Timeline Photos Bright, snowcapped mountains are revealed in the Cthulhu Regio in the southern hemisphere of Pluto, captured by the New Horizons spacecraft. The brightness seen on the peaks of the mountains is frost, but not of the variety we are used to on Earth. The
"31.08.2016 15:39:48" Timeline Photos This image from ESA shows the spot where a millimetre sized particle struck a solar panel on the Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite on 23 August, causing a 40cm diameter dent!
“Such hits, caused by particles of millimetre size, are not unexpected,” says
"31.08.2016 14:03:55" Timeline Photos A new record has been set for the farthest galaxy cluster ever observed: 11.1 billion lightyears from Earth.
"30.08.2016 15:35:37" Timeline Photos This Hubble Space Telescope image shows Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B, a binary star system that, along with red dwarf Alpha Centauri C, makes up the Alpha Centauri group, the closest star system to Earth.
A and B orbit a common centre of gravity
"30.08.2016 10:10:30" Timeline Photos A search for 'missing' matter in the Milky Way has revealed our Galaxy underwent a huge spike in activity six million years ago, as a result of the supermassive black hole at its
"30.08.2016 08:51:44" Timeline Photos NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter 703,000km from the planet on 27 August. Juno was making the first of 36 orbital flybys when it took the photo, eventually making a close approach just 4,200km above Jupiter's clouds.
Juno will make 35
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"26.08.2016 18:36:00" Royal Observatory Greenwich See mind-blowing images and hear top tips from the expert judges of our astrophotography competition. More: www.rmg.co.uk/astrophoto Hear some #astrophotography tips from the judges of this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, in this new video from the Royal Observatory
"26.08.2016 11:51:09" Timeline Photos This image of the Sun was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on 11 and 12 August this year. It shows large arches of plasma streaming from the surface in ultraviolet light.
Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.
"26.08.2016 09:08:08" Timeline Photos A galaxy has been spotted that is thought to be made almost entirely of dark matter
"25.08.2016 15:15:32" Timeline Photos This image was taken in January 2015 by Petr Horálek but only just released by ESO. It shows ESO's La Silla Observatory underneath the night sky and, if you look to the centre left of the image, you should be able to see Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
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"25.08.2016 10:54:00" Timeline Photos September's BBC Sky at Night Magazine is out now! Find out what's in this month's issue.
"25.08.2016 09:34:16" Timeline Photos Astronomers have found an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting the closest star to our Solar System.
"25.08.2016 07:22:50" Sky At Night magazine's cover photo
"24.08.2016 18:35:00" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope has captured this image of NGC 5264, an irregular dwarf galaxy in the constellation of Hydra. Dwarf galaxies usually contain about a billion stars, making them small in galactic terms. The irregularity of galaxies like these is
"24.08.2016 15:18:45" skyatnightmagazine.com New technique could discover life on Mars | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens A new spectroscopic technique could help the Mars 2020 rover discover life on the Red Planet.
"23.08.2016 13:16:26" Timeline Photos The Cassini spacecraft took this view of Saturn's moon Dione, showing tectonics as bright, linear features, and also circular impact craters. Both these features enable scientists to piece together the moon's history and the environment in which it has
"22.08.2016 15:34:07" Timeline Photos Astronomers have spotted a massive young star in the early stages of formation, offering a rare view of how massive stars grow.
"22.08.2016 11:26:48" Timeline Photos NASA has released this impressive 360° panorama taken by the Mars Curiosity rover near the Murray Buttes features on lower Mount Sharp. The image is a composition of over 130 taken on 5 August this year. To give the image some sense of scale, the raised,
"21.08.2016 12:42:01" Timeline Photos It is exactly a year until the total solar eclipse over the United States, so time to start planning your trip if you want to see it!
Veteran eclipse-chaser Jamie Carter has put together a guide on how to witness the spectacle for
"19.08.2016 17:39:00" Timeline Photos NASA's Mars 2020 rover will be using a new spectroscopic technique that could help it discover life on Mars.
"19.08.2016 14:28:07" Timeline Photos A great image of Saturn's moons Tethys (left) and Hyperion (right) captured by the Cassini spacecraft in visible light. While they look quite close together in this image, the two bodies are in fact 1.5 million kilometres apart.
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"19.08.2016 09:37:51" skyatnightmagazine.com Vangelis to release Rosetta-inspired album | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Good morning everyone! We are pleased to let you know we now have an updated link for the trailer for the new Vangelis album inspired by ESA's Rosetta mission.
Yesterday's link was geolocked, meaning the video was unavailable in some territories, but now
"18.08.2016 15:16:51" Timeline Photos We also received this amazing shot from John Elder of a Perseid shooting across the sky. John used a Canon EOS 60Da DSLR camera, and was definitely in the right place at the right time to capture a shot like this!
Credit: John Elder
"18.08.2016 10:19:00" Timeline Photos Thanks to Luke Hayes from Essex for sending in this image of the Perseid Meteor shower, captured on 11 August.
Credit: Luke Hayes
"18.08.2016 08:49:01" skyatnightmagazine.com Vangelis to release Rosetta-inspired album | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens The legendary composer Vangelis, whose work includes soundtracks for Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner, is to release a new album inspired by the Rosetta mission to study Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
We have been given exclusive access to a trailer
"17.08.2016 15:32:49" Timeline Photos This image shows galaxy IC 2497 alongside a green cloud of gas known as Hanny's Voorwerp. The picture was captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope, and astronomers think ultraviolet and X-radiation from the supermassive
"16.08.2016 17:44:00" youtube.com Leffe presents: SLOW TIME SLOW TIME presents snapshots of six unique artists and artisans, each with a unique relationship to time. In an ever-accelerating world, meet microsculptor W... The Sky at Night presenter Pete Lawrence appears in a new short film about time that has been shared with us. The film introduces six individuals, each with a different relationship to time.
Click the link below to see the film and keep an eye out for
"16.08.2016 15:11:47" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope has observed two dwarf galaxies that have wandered into a crowded region of space, having spent most of their lives in isolation.
"15.08.2016 16:43:00" Timeline Photos An amazing Perseid capture by Bill Ingalls at Spruce Knob in West Virginia, USA. This photo was taken on 12 August this year using a 30-second exposure and a circular fish-eye lens.
Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
"15.08.2016 15:00:24" Timeline Photos The Kepler space telescope has been observing spinning stars in the Pleiades cluster to help astronomers learn what determines a star's rate of rotation.
"15.08.2016 14:04:46" youtube.com Meteors Encountering Earth's Atmosphere: A View From the International Space Station This video was acquired August 10, 2016, with a high-resolution video camera onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Within the span of about 10 secon... NASA has released this amazing video of two Perseids captured by the camera onboard the International Space Station.
The ISS was flying over Pakistan when it spotted two meteors over the space of about 10 seconds.
Video provided by Tomoko Arai/Japan's
"15.08.2016 08:47:42" Timeline Photos Hubble has captured Wolf-Rayet star Hen2-427 in this dramatic image. The star, seen shining brightly in the middle, has enormous mass and incredibly high surface temperatures, and the energy it releases has pushed the nebula that surrounds it out into
"11.08.2016 17:04:00" Timeline Photos The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight! If you are planning on heading out for some observing, read our guide to find out how to make the most of tonight's show.
Image: M. Rosinski
"11.08.2016 13:14:05" soundcloud.com Episode 3: Juno at Jupiter This month: The latest on the new mission to Jupiter, tips for observing the famous Perseid meteor shower, and how research in Antarctica could take us to Mars Ep 3 of our Radio Astronomy podcast is go! This month we're talking about how to spot the Perseids, the Juno mission to Jupiter, and how Antarctic research could help astronauts reach
"10.08.2016 16:59:00" Timeline Photos The Cassini spacecraft has discovered flooded canyons on Saturn's moon Titan.
"10.08.2016 13:43:51" Timeline Photos The clouds in Saturn's northern hemisphere are captured in amazing detail in this image by the Cassini spacecraft. It is a false-colour image crafted from Cassini data by Kevin M. Gill, who is an engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
"09.08.2016 15:11:49" skyatnightmagazine.com Meteor blasts destroy Mars life signs | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens The impact sites of meteors on Mars were being considered as a way to peel back the Martian surface to look for hidden signs of life. Now it looks like the impacts may destroy the very signs of life being looked
"08.08.2016 11:44:32" Timeline Photos If you could send a message out to the Galaxy via radio telescope, what would you say?
Let us know and we could print your answer in a future issue of the magazine!
"06.08.2016 10:00:00" mars.nasa.gov Mars Rover Game Rover drivers wanted! Search for water as your rover climbs up and down hills to explore Mars. Drive carefully, one crater crash and it's 'game over' for your rover! Get the new, free 'Mars Rover' game from GAMEE here go.nasa.gov/2a2ZHm0 Four years ago today, the Curiosity rover landed on Mars and began its mission to explore the Martian surface. To commemorate the date NASA has released a brand new game that puts you in the driving seat of the rover.
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"05.08.2016 14:03:00" Timeline Photos The Altair Starwave 102ED is a scope well worth considering if you are seeking a refractor for astroimaging. We gave it 4 stars out of 5 in our July 2012 review, with our reviews editor Paul Money noting the StarWave series' aptitude for both DSLR imaging
"03.08.2016 11:58:56" Timeline Photos Jupiter's shadow has a pretty remarkable effect on the atmosphere of its moon Io, according to new NASA-funded research...
"03.08.2016 09:59:41" Timeline Photos With the Perseids' peak just over a week away, it's prime time for a spot of meteor watching! Find out how in our guide below.
Are any of you making special plans to observe the shower this year?
(Pic: Michael A
"02.08.2016 14:23:49" Timeline Photos Saturn's moon Rhea looks almost luminous against the darkness of space in this image taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The brightness is in fact the effect of sunlight hitting the moon's water ice surface.
Rhea is just over 1,500km across and is
"02.08.2016 11:15:34" Timeline Photos "The current results indicate that there has been no significant star formation in this large region over hundreds of millions years."
Astronomers have spotted an area stretching 8,000 lightyears from the centre of the Milky Way in which no young stars
"01.08.2016 13:30:56" Timeline Photos Many of you send in amazing star trail images to our Hotshots gallery (www.skyatnightmagazine.com/astrophotography/gallery). Here's a star trail image captured in the Atacama Desert in Chile, where ESO's Very Large Telescope is located. The image was
"01.08.2016 11:51:40" Timeline Photos Juno has reached its farthest point from Jupiter during its first orbit of the planet, and is now returning for its first close approach.
This major milestone marks another step along the way to the beginning of Juno's main science operations in
"29.07.2016 15:16:33" Timeline Photos The red wisps of gas in this Hubble Space Telescope image are the result of a stellar explosion 160,000 lightyears away in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The explosion, a Type 1a supernova, created the nebula seen here, called DEM L316A, as the sudden
"28.07.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos Jupiter's Great Red Spot could be the reason for the planet's unusually high upper atmospheric temperatures.
"28.07.2016 14:48:17" Timeline Photos A new type of binary star system has been observed in which a white dwarf is blasting its companion red dwarf with radiation, coming from an as yet unknown source.
"28.07.2016 10:00:39" youtube.com Shortlist selected - Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year See some of the incredible shortlisted images, and hear from the world-class judges of our international astronomy competition. Winners announced 15 Septembe... The announcement of the winners of this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is now just a month and a half away!
A special ceremony at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on 15 September will reveal the top images in each category,
"27.07.2016 12:51:07" Timeline Photos The shortlisted images of this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition have finally been released!
Click the link for our gallery of some of this year's most stunning images.
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"26.07.2016 15:25:26" Timeline Photos Dawn images reveal a relatively small number of craters on the surface of Ceres, suggesting the dwarf planet's surface is being continuously refreshed.
"26.07.2016 11:27:17" Timeline Photos This Hubble Space Telescope image is of galaxy cluster Abell S1063, taken as part of the Frontier Fields programme.
The programme uses the huge mass of clusters like this one as a sort of cosmic magnifying glass. This is a technique based on Einstein's
"25.07.2016 14:05:16" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope's power is enabling astronomers to learn more about the properties of exoplanet atmospheres.
"21.07.2016 11:31:27" Sky At Night magazine's cover photo
"20.07.2016 07:45:00" skyatnightmagazine.com www.skyatnightmagazine.com Today marks the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landings. The astronauts brought back with them the first photographs from another world, rock samples, and some of the most incredible hardware ever created by humanity. Much of this history defining
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"15.07.2016 11:36:07" youtube.com New Horizons: Imagining a Landing on Pluto Imagine a future spacecraft following New Horizons' trailblazing path to Pluto, but instead of flying past its target, the next visitor touches down in the m... What would it be like to land on Pluto? Thanks to data from New Horizons, NASA has created a video that gives us some idea.
"15.07.2016 11:33:57" Timeline Photos Astronomers have made the first ever resolved observation of the water snow line in a young star's disc.
"15.07.2016 09:35:00" nasa.gov One Year Later: New Horizons' Top 10 Discoveries at Pluto Where were you at 7:49 a.m. Eastern Time on July 14, 2015? One year on, New Horizons' top ten discoveries, courtesy of NASA.
"15.07.2016 08:14:38" nasa.gov NASA to Discuss Next Mars Rover on Facebook Live NASA will host a Facebook Live event at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, July 15, to talk about the science and technology aboard NASA's next Mars rover, Mars 2020, and the significant step the agency is taking on its Journey to Mars, proceeding with final design and Want to meet the next Mars rover? Join NASA for a live Facebook event at 6pm (BST) tonight!
Details at the link below.
"14.07.2016 11:52:14" Timeline Photos A massive spiral galaxy has been dubbed 'Frankenstein', because it appears to have formed as a mishmash of separate galaxies.
"14.07.2016 10:08:27" youtube.com Astronauts Talk about Research on the ISS Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and newly arrived Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA discussed their research ... In this NASA video, ISS commander Jeff Williams and NASA engineer Kate Rubins - who has just recently arrived at the space station - discuss the research they will be carrying out over the course of their
"13.07.2016 14:07:42" Timeline Photos A new UK space technologies centre and a British-designed air-breathing rocket have moved one step closer, following the announcement of investment by the UK Space Agency and
"13.07.2016 08:16:10" Timeline Photos Juno's first orbital image!
NASA has released an image of Jupiter and three of its Galilean moons captured by Juno: the spacecraft's first since reaching orbit around the planet on 5 July.
The image was taken on 10 July, 4.3 million kilometres from
"12.07.2016 11:48:00" youtube.com NASA Camera Catches Moon 'Photobombing' Earth On July 5, 2016, the moon passed between NOAA's DSCOVR satellite and Earth. NASA's EPIC camera aboard DSCOVR snapped these images over a period of about four... A NASA satellite camera has managed to capture the Moon 'photobombing' Earth!
"12.07.2016 11:24:08" Timeline Photos A new dwarf planet has been discovered in the Kuiper belt with an orbit that takes it farther than 12 billion km from the Sun.
"12.07.2016 10:10:41" Timeline Photos Rosetta's mission may be ending on 30 September, but it hasn't stopped the spacecraft from sending back more amazing shots of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
In the lower right of the image is Hathor, a 900m-high cliff, while at the top can be seen
"11.07.2016 15:40:57" Timeline Photos Galaxy MCG+07-33-027 is currently undergoing a period of energetic star formation known as a starburst. Often, this is caused by interactions with a nearby galaxy that provide fuel for the production of new stars. However, this galaxy is relatively
"08.07.2016 13:23:12" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope has captured this amazing image of the Crab Nebula, including its central neutron star (seen as the rightmost of the two bright stars close to the centre).
This star is a neutron star, which is the crushed core of a star that
"08.07.2016 11:43:26" Timeline Photos NASA has been studying dark, seasonal streaks in the canyons of Mars that could point to the existence of liquid water on the planet.
"07.07.2016 15:16:46" Timeline Photos Saturn's moon Titan may have the right conditions for microorganisms to flourish, according to a study at Cornell University.
"07.07.2016 14:23:46" youtube.com 'We Conquered Jupiter': Juno Enters Orbit After an almost five-year journey to the solar system's largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter's orbit during a 35-minute engine... NASA's recap of the excitement at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as #Juno arrives safely in orbit around Jupiter.
"06.07.2016 15:13:04" Timeline Photos Now that #Juno has arrived safely in orbit around Jupiter, how will the spacecraft spend the next 20 months, and what can its discoveries tell us?
"06.07.2016 09:09:06" Timeline Photos A new study may have solved the mystery of Mars's moons, including why the Red Planet has two, while Earth only has one.
"05.07.2016 11:29:01" Timeline Photos This infographic from NASA explains the high radiation Juno will have to withstand, and how it will cope.
"05.07.2016 10:34:00" Timeline Photos New commander of the ISS, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured this amazing view of aurora over South Australia last week. A vantage point astrophotographers can only dream of!
Image Credit: NASA
"05.07.2016 08:04:36" nasa.gov NASA's Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter After an almost five-year journey to the solar system's largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter's orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. Juno has successfully reached orbit around Jupiter!
"04.07.2016 18:08:00" youtube.com Juno Captures the "Roar" of Jupiter NASA's Juno spacecraft has crossed the boundary of Jupiter's immense magnetic field. Juno's Waves instrument recorded the encounter with the bow shock over t... NASA's Juno spacecraft is about to enter Jupiter's orbit, but has already passed a significant milestone of the mission.
NASA released this audio recording of the spacecraft crossing into Jupiter's magnetic field on 24 June, picking up the 'roar' of the
"04.07.2016 15:53:00" youtube.com Juno's Final Approach to Jupiter After five years traveling through space to its destination, NASA's Juno spacecraft will arrive in orbit around Jupiter today, July 4, 2016. This video sho... NASA has released this amazing video of Juno's final approach to Jupiter. The spacecraft will reach the gas giant's orbit in the early hours of tomorrow morning, UK time, and will begin analysing the planet's
"04.07.2016 13:58:13" nasa.gov NASA Television | NASA NASA Television provides live coverage of launches, spacewalks and other mission events, as well as the latest news briefings, video files, and the This Week @NASA report. NASA is due to begin live coverage of Juno's entry into orbit at 4:30am (BST) tomorrow morning, which will be available to view via NASA TV at the link below!
"02.07.2016 12:11:00" Timeline Photos This image of Jupiter was captured by New Horizons in 2007 and gives us an idea of the amazing data and images the Juno spacecraft is poised to capture when it arrives in the planet's orbit on Monday 4 July.
Keep up to date with the Juno mission at
"01.07.2016 13:59:21" Timeline Photos NASA's #Juno spacecraft has entered a crucial phase on its way to Jupiter.
"01.07.2016 10:57:26" Timeline Photos A new study of Ceres' spots hints that hydrothermal activity once occurred below the dwarf planet's surface.
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"30.06.2016 14:56:58" Timeline Photos Hubble has captured an image of aurorae on Jupiter ahead of NASA's Juno spacecraft's arrival at the planet on 4 July. The image shows Jupiter captured in optical light in 2014, combined with new observations of its aurorae in ultraviolet, captured in
"30.06.2016 14:30:00" youtube.com Tim Peake for Asteroid Day ESA astronaut Tim Peake wishing everyone a happy Asteroid Day. After his 18 June return from the International Space Station Tim is currently recuperating at... Tim Peake has a message for all of us on Earth to mark #AsteroidDay
"30.06.2016 13:22:29" Timeline Photos The deflection of asteroids out of harm's way could potentially save our planet, but what are space agencies doing to help make this a possibility?
One project is a joint mission between ESA and NASA that will observe a spacecraft smashing into an
"30.06.2016 11:05:15" skyatnightmagazine.com Doggie detectors on the hunt for space rocks | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Today is #AsteroidDay, when the world's astronomers and scientists seek to promote awareness of the dangers of massive impacts on Earth.
However, much smaller impacts occur on Earth in the form of meteorites, with an estimated 500 landing on the surface
"30.06.2016 07:44:01" Timeline Photos As today is Asteroid Day, do you think there is anything more we could be doing to protect Earth from potential dangerous impacts?
Let us know and we'll print the best in the mag!
"29.06.2016 12:05:14" Timeline Photos Star formation continues to rid the cosmos of space dust, affecting the evolution of galaxies since the Big Bang as it does so.
"29.06.2016 11:27:00" vimeo.com Asteroid Day Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, families,… For a range of videos featuring scientists and astronomers such as Bill Nye, Brian May and Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, visit the Asteroid Day Vimeo page!
"29.06.2016 08:58:37" blog.asteroidday.org LIVE STREAMS Happy Asteroid Day! Join us in the experience by tuning into all the great live stream events going on around the world. Asteroid Day is a locally organized effort with Tomorrow, 30 June, is Asteroid Day, when scientists and astronomers promote awareness of the dangers posed by asteroids to Earth.
A whole day of programmes and live streams has been arranged this year. View tomorrow's schedule at the link
"29.06.2016 08:52:11" youtube.com Solar Material Twists on Sun's Surface Solar material twists above the sun's surface in this close-up captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 7-8, 2016, showcasing the turbulence cau... NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures turbulence in solar material on the Sun's surface, caused by magnetic forces.
Credits: NASA/SDO/Goddard Space Flight Center, Joy Ng
"28.06.2016 15:22:41" Timeline Photos This image of Jupiter and its Galilean moons was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft 10.9 million kilometres from the planet. The probe is currently on its way to study the system and will approach over Jupiter's north pole, arriving at the gas giant on 4
"28.06.2016 11:59:00" melaniewindridge.co.uk What is the aurora? | Dr. Melanie Windridge Physicist, Lecturer, Writer… with a taste for adventure In our May issue this year we spoke to physicist, author and aurora-catcher Dr Melanie Windridge about her new book Aurora: In Search Of The Northern Lights.
Now Melanie is on the hunt for aurora stories to share on her blog. If you're an aurorae
"28.06.2016 11:28:50" Timeline Photos There could be thousands more black holes in our Galaxy than previously thought, after astronomers confirmed the existence of a nearby 'stealth' black hole that had evaded
"28.06.2016 08:34:01" Timeline Photos This Hubble Space Telescope image shows deep inside NGC 1569, a galaxy about eleven million lightyears away that is producing stars a faster rate than is observed in most other galaxies. In fact, the galaxy has been producing stars at a rate over 100
"27.06.2016 15:02:15" Timeline Photos Astrophotographers! Be sure to share your best images using our online gallery at the link below. The best will have a chance to appear in a future edition of the mag!
(Image credit: Paul C
"27.06.2016 10:11:56" Timeline Photos Images of Jupiter have been captured from the ground by ESO's Very Large Telescope, ahead of the NASA Juno spacecraft's arrival at the planet on 4 July. This image shows an infrared view of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere, with cooler gas clouds shown in
"25.06.2016 13:08:00" mars.nasa.gov Mars Explorers Wanted Posters Download a free Mars poster that speaks to you. Eight posters are available for download and printing. Each poster represents a different type of explorer NASA is seeking. Download at go.nasa.gov/235vhAR Mars explorers wanted!
At least, according to these cool (albeit entirely fictional) retro-style posters courtesy of NASA. Click the link to see the selection and download your
"24.06.2016 12:10:00" Timeline Photos Hubble has discovered a new dark spot on Neptune, confirmed as a 4,800km-wide raging storm.
"24.06.2016 10:49:02" Timeline Photos This multicoloured image may look like an abstract watercolour, but it is in fact a ring of gas near the North Celestial Pole, which is a point in the sky where the direction of Earth's rotational axis meets the celestial sphere. The image was captured by
"23.06.2016 11:31:00" Timeline Photos Curiosity has discovered an unexpected mineral on Mars that could be a sign that the Red Planet's early volcanic history was much more active and violent that previously imagined.
"23.06.2016 10:52:32" Timeline Photos Our latest issue is out now! Find out what's in the mag this month at the link below:
"23.06.2016 09:44:05" Sky At Night magazine's cover photo
"23.06.2016 09:41:53" Sky At Night magazine's cover photo
"23.06.2016 08:26:54" youtube.com First interview with Tim Peake back on Earth This interview with ESA astronaut Tim Peake was recorded in Cologne, Germany, one day after his return from a six-month stay on the International Space Stati... Tim Peake's first interview since landing back on Earth, courtesy of ESA!
"22.06.2016 17:07:01" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope spots globular cluster NGC 1854, located about 135,000 lightyears away in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The LMC is a galaxy known for its energetic star formation, containing about 60 globular clusters, like this one, and 700
"22.06.2016 14:48:20" Timeline Photos NASA astronaut Jeff Williams captured this image yesterday of a full Moon, as seen from the International Space Station while flying over western China.
Image Credit: NASA
"21.06.2016 13:33:25" Timeline Photos Astronomers have spotted the youngest fully-formed exoplanet ever discovered
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"18.06.2016 11:54:00" soundcloud.com Episode 1: Astronaut driving lessons This month: Tim Peake tries his hand at driving a rover from the ISS, comedian Ben Miller on aliens and an unfortunate weasel at CERN. We discuss alien life with Ben Miller and rover driving lessons in the first episode of our re-vamped podcast, out now!
"17.06.2016 18:52:00" Timeline Photos Follow Tim Peake's return journey to Earth tomorrow morning via our live stream!
"17.06.2016 13:40:09" Timeline Photos In November, astronomer, author and BBC Sky at Night Magazine contributor Will Gater will be bringing his first theatre show to the stage: The Story of the Solar System
Join Will as he reveals how the planets were born and developed into the worlds that
"17.06.2016 11:39:14" skyatnightmagazine.com Tim Peake's best bits | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Tim Peake sets off tomorrow from the International Space Station on his journey back to Earth. Here's our pick of his best moments.
"16.06.2016 15:43:54" theguardian.com Out of this world: why the most important art today is made in space Forget the Turner prize. This is art that reflects the true grandeur of the universe – it is the Sistine Chapel of the scientific age Our editor Chris has been at the Royal Observatory Greenwich today judging entries for this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, which got us thinking about this piece in The Guardian. It claims astrophotography is the most
"16.06.2016 15:13:35" Timeline Photos Tim Peake will begin his journey back home to Earth in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18 June. Follow his trip via our live stream at the link below!
"15.06.2016 14:50:21" Timeline Photos Observations of a young star feeding off the material in its protoplanetary disc could reveal how our own Solar System formed.
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"14.06.2016 16:25:25" skyatnightmagazine.com Virgin Galactic on track for 2017 flights | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Virgin Galactic hope to start flying customers from 2017, kicking of a new era for commercial space flight says chief commercial officer, Stephen Albury at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
The achievement comes off the back of several set backs for the
"14.06.2016 09:47:41" Timeline Photos The Kepler Space Telescope has discovered an exoplanet orbiting two stars: the largest such planet that we know of.
"13.06.2016 18:43:00" Timeline Photos Astronomers have directly observed a cosmic cloud of gas raining in on a supermassive black hole, changing the perception of how black holes feed.
"13.06.2016 16:58:00" Timeline Photos Astroseismology enables astronomers to detect the acoustic oscillations of stars and determine their mass and age.
A team from the University of Birmingham have detected oscillations in M4, a 13 billion year-old globular cluster.
Click the link below to
"13.06.2016 14:21:37" Timeline Photos This image shows a young star that is still forming out of cosmic gas.
Located 1,800 lightyears away, V1331 Cyg began forming from a cloud of gas that was pulled together by gravity. Eventually, the gas will become so compact that its temperature will
"10.06.2016 15:52:09" soundcloud.com Episode 1: Astronaut driving lessons This month: Tim Peake tries his hand at driving a rover from the ISS, comedian Ben Miller on aliens and an unfortunate weasel at CERN. The first episode of our re-vamped podcast is available now, via SoundCloud! News editor Elizabeth Pearson reports back from Tim Peake's first rover driving lesson, we try our hands at astronomy news bingo and manage to speak to comedian and physicist Ben
"10.06.2016 14:06:04" Timeline Photos Tim Peake may be coming to the end of his #Principia mission, but he still knows how to capture an amazing astrophoto!
Peake posted this image on social media this week, showing the Milky Way rising above Earth's horizon.
"10.06.2016 11:29:19" Timeline Photos Mars orbiters have detected seasonal patterns in dust storms on the Red Planet, using a technique that analyses the heat of the Martian atmosphere.
"10.06.2016 09:49:13" Timeline Photos Today is the last chance to enter our competition to win a stay at Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant in Wark Northumberland.
The prize includes access to the hotel's dark-sky observatory, dinner and breakfast. Details at the link
"09.06.2016 15:43:23" Timeline Photos Clouds and haze may be preventing the detection of water on massive, Jupiter-sized exoplanets.
"09.06.2016 09:37:56" Timeline Photos This amazing panorama image shows the Chajantor plateau in northern Chile, site of ESO's Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, underneath a sparkling Milky Way.
Credit: Y. Beletsky (LCO)/ESO
"08.06.2016 14:32:01" Timeline Photos The process of creating stars produces the same heavy elements required for new stars to be born. But rather than being efficient stellar recyclers, galaxies appear to be more wasteful than initially thought, according to a
"07.06.2016 11:43:40" Timeline Photos Might we one day be able to study gravitational waves from a space-based observatory?
This ambitious project has moved one step closer to realisation with the latest results from ESA's LISA Pathfinder experiment.
"07.06.2016 09:29:32" Timeline Photos This psychedelic image is a multiple wavelength capture of Loop I, a massive cosmic structure in our Galaxy that cannot be seen by the human eye in visible light. The light blue band stretching across the image is the Galactic Plane.
It is thought that
"06.06.2016 15:39:20" Timeline Photos A new radio map of Jupiter reveals swirls of ammonia are responsible for the clouds seen in visible light observations of the planet.
"06.06.2016 13:37:32" skyatnightmagazine.com WIN! A night in a dark-sky hotel | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Don't forget, our competition to win a night in a dark-sky hotel -including access to its on-site observatory - closes 5pm this Friday!
"03.06.2016 17:43:01" Timeline Photos Take a narrated tour of the International Space Station and learn how it operates, in this amazing video from ESA.
"03.06.2016 13:18:44" Timeline Photos This image shows Pluto as seen by the New Horizons spacecraft, with the Sun on the other side of the dwarf planet.
Sunlight illuminates layers of haze in Pluto's atmosphere, revealing in the top right inset a bright wisp that may be a cloud. The inset on
"03.06.2016 11:30:17" Timeline Photos The modern Universe is expanding at a faster rate than previously thought.
"03.06.2016 09:12:32" youtube.com NASA Meteor Cam Video of June 2, 2016 Arizona Fireball Video obtained from the NASA meteor camera situated at the MMT Observatory on the site of the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, located on Mount Hopkins, Ar... Did any of our Arizona readers spot yesterday's fireball? This NASA Meteor Cam video captures the moment a small asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere over the southwestern US state just before 4am (MST).
NASA's current estimates suggest the asteroid was
"02.06.2016 09:53:30" Timeline Photos Why Pluto's heart-shaped region is like a lava lamp, according to NASA's New Horizons team.
"01.06.2016 18:25:00" Timeline Photos The Royal Observatory Greenwich asked Tim Peake to select two photos he would enter into this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition...
"01.06.2016 15:10:38" Timeline Photos Astronomers have spotted a massive planet about eight times the size of Jupiter orbiting a very young star, contradicting the theory that bigger planets take longer to form.
"31.05.2016 14:37:10" Timeline Photos The Sky at Night wants your images of the Whirlpool Galaxy!
Capture an astrophoto of M51 and email to SkyatNight@bbc.co.uk or upload via www.flickr.com/groups/bbcskyatnight by 6th June for the chance to have your image appear on the show!
"31.05.2016 10:11:05" Timeline Photos ESA's Rosetta mission has revealed Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasinmenko contains the ingredients for the formation of life as we know it.
"28.05.2016 14:50:00" Timeline Photos Mars may have reached opposition on 22 May, but this Monday astronomers will have another reason to get out and observe the Red Planet.
On 30 May, Mars will reach its closest distance to Earth in 11 years, as it comes to within 75,279,709km of our
"27.05.2016 19:30:01" Timeline Photos Until the 31st May, you can sign up to a 60-day FREE trial of our digital edition: https://goo.gl/czaN0l Get our latest issue and all issues published in the next 2 months at no cost.
"27.05.2016 10:32:58" Timeline Photos A NASA study of Martian ice deposits at its north polar cap has revealed evidence that an ice age ended on Mars 400,000 years ago.
"27.05.2016 08:32:29" The dark patch on the upper section of the Sun in this video is a coronal hole. It was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory over the period 17-19 May and coloured purple so that the hole - usually only visible in ultraviolet light - could be
"26.05.2016 09:48:55" Timeline Photos COMPETITION! Win a night in a dark-sky hotel for two people
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant in the village of Wark in Northumberland is located in a Dark Sky Discovery Site and is the only hotel in the UK with its own on-site observatory.
We have teamed
"25.05.2016 17:37:00" youtube.com The transit of Mercury across the Sun - The timelapse This is a timelapse of the last transit of Mercury across the Sun of May 9 2016. From 12:45 to 20:00 (sunset). The phenomenon took more than seven hours and ... Two engineering students with an interest in astronomy got in touch with us recently to share their video of the 9th May transit of Mercury, so we thought we would share with you!
Alessio Vaccaro and Egidio Di Bianca created this timelapse from a rooftop
"25.05.2016 15:16:19" Timeline Photos This is Vulpecula OB1, a stellar nursery 8,000 lightyears away that contains vast amounts of radiation, emitted by the stars in the region. This radiation is causing the compression and collapse of dust and gas, triggering the birth of new stars and
"25.05.2016 13:24:58" Timeline Photos Have astronomers discovered the 'seeds' of supermassive black holes? If so, their study could reveal why early black holes formed so quickly after the Big Bang.
"24.05.2016 15:31:38" Timeline Photos An ultraviolet light instrument on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered two 'young' craters near the Moon's south pole, in one of its darkest regions.
"24.05.2016 13:31:41" Timeline Photos The Sky at Night wants your images of the Whirlpool Galaxy!
Capture an astrophoto of M51 on the night of either 31 May or 1 June and email to SkyatNight@bbc.co.uk, or upload via www.flickr.com/groups/bbcskyatnight, for the chance to have your image
"23.05.2016 17:11:00" spotthestation.nasa.gov Spot The Station See the International Space Station! As the third brightest object in the sky the space station is easy to see if you know when to look up. We get a lot of requests for advice on how to find out when the International Space Station will be passing over a particular city or town, so we thought we'd share this handy NASA page that allows you to input your location and find out when the ISS will
"23.05.2016 16:15:32" skyatnightmagazine.com Helen Sharman reunites Juno crewmates | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Helen Sharman celebrated the 25th anniversary of her flight to space station Mir this weekend. To celebrate she reunited with her Project Juno crewmates and held a phone call with Tim Peake on-board the
"23.05.2016 15:39:54" Timeline Photos Gravitational lensing has revealed the faintest early-Universe galaxy ever observed. The process involves using the gravitational pull of a massive object - like a galaxy cluster - to magnify light from a more distant object lurking behind
"23.05.2016 11:04:40" Timeline Photos Did anyone manage to observe or capture images of Mars during opposition?
The Hubble Space Telescope caught this one of the Red Planet just before opposition, showing features as small as 30 kilometres across. Noticeable is a group of clouds over the
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"19.05.2016 17:45:00" Timeline Photos A new study suggests two massive tsunamis stretching 120 metres high helped shape the shoreline on ancient Mars 3.4 billion years ago.
"19.05.2016 08:16:38" Sky At Night magazine's cover photo
"19.05.2016 08:15:36" Timeline Photos The June issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine is out on newsstands from today!
Click the link for a breakdown of this month's features, reviews, interviews and news.
"18.05.2016 11:57:44" Timeline Photos A NASA study has revealed how the ocean below the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa may be more similar to Earth's ocean than expected, and could have the necessary chemical balance to support
"18.05.2016 10:46:38" skyatnightmagazine.com Home | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens 25 years after her historic flight, we talked the first Briton in space Helen Sharman about how the UK's attitude to manned space flight has changed in the years since.
"18.05.2016 08:50:51" skyatnightmagazine.com Britons in space – 25 after Helen Sharman | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Today marks the 25th anniversary of Helen Sharman's launch, the day the UK gained its first astronaut. However she was funded not by the government, but by sponsorship as the UK did not fund human spaceflight at the time.
Now the nation regularly follows
"17.05.2016 14:07:16" Timeline Photos The Kepler space telescope has discovered a planetary system whose orbits are in perfect sync, enabling astronomers to study it to learn more about the formation of the outer orbits in our own Solar
"17.05.2016 11:35:57" Timeline Photos This image captured by Mars Express shows a fault line cutting through a 52 km-wide crater on the Red Planet.
According to ESA, the faults in this area of Mars are probably connected to the formation of the Tharsis Bulge region, which contains several
"16.05.2016 13:27:04" youtube.com International Space Station Marks 100,000 Orbits of Earth Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Jeff Williams of NASA took time on May 9 to share his thoughts about the orbiting labor... Today the International Space Station made its 100,000th orbit of Earth since the first component was launched on 20 November 1998. In this video, NASA astronaut and Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Jeff Williams shares his thoughts on the passing of this
"13.05.2016 15:51:00" Timeline Photos NASA spacecraft have managed to observe a magnetic thunderstorm caused by Earth's magnetic field crossing the Sun's for the first time.
"13.05.2016 13:03:36" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a jet of dust spurting out from Comet 252P/LINEAR during its close approach with Earth on 21 March. The comet produces jets of material as it gets closer to the Sun, due to the melting of ices in the nucleus causing
"12.05.2016 13:37:46" Timeline Photos This week, many of you have been sending in your images of Monday's Mercury transit, with amazing results!
Here we present some of our favourite transit shots so far. If you would like to submit your own image, you can do so at
"12.05.2016 09:54:08" Timeline Photos Having problems with your astro equipment? Why not get the advice of our resident Scope Doctor, Steve Richards!
Send in your queries to scope email@example.com and we'll answer the best in the mag.
Credit: The Secret Studio
"11.05.2016 14:05:28" Timeline Photos This week astronomers had their solar telescopes pointed at the Sun in the hope of spotting Mercury in transit.
NASA's Kepler space telescope has been doing the same with 150,000 distant suns over the past four years, and has verified 1,284 orbiting
"11.05.2016 11:00:14" Timeline Photos Astronomy author Jamie Carter recently returned from a four-day course on night-sky photography in the Canary Islands. He reports back on lessons learned and the importance of shooting what you see, as soon as you see
"10.05.2016 15:08:05" youtube.com NASA's SDO Captures Mercury Transit Time-lapse Less than once per decade, Mercury passes between the Earth and the sun in a rare astronomical event known as a planetary transit. The 2016 Mercury transit o... This amazing video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a fascinating time-lapse of yesterday's transit of Mercury.
"10.05.2016 09:51:41" Timeline Photos How did you all get on yesterday observing the #MercuryTransit? Let us know where and with whom you watched it and we'll print the best in the mag!
Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
"09.05.2016 17:19:00" Timeline Photos Cassini's analysis of Enceladus's jets has revealed surprising results, helping NASA scientists reveal the processes occurring underneath its icy crust.
"09.05.2016 15:06:56" messenger.jhuapl.edu MESSENGER: MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging The MESSENGER mission has released the first global digital elevation model (DEM) of Mercury, revealing in stunning detail the topography across the entire innermost planet and paving the way for scientists to characterize fully the planet's geologic While astronomers across the world have today been viewing the #MercuryTransit, images taken by the MESSENGER mission, showing the topography of the entire planet, have been released for the first
"09.05.2016 08:57:13" cosmos.esa.int CESAR TV Streaming Unfortunately our Mercury transit event today in Bristol has been cancelled due to complete cloud cover. We're all gutted and want to apologise to anyone who was planning to come down.
If you still wish to view the transit, ESA has set up a live stream
"06.05.2016 11:36:41" Timeline Photos On Monday at 12:12 BST, Mercury will pass across the face of the Sun in what is known as a transit.
We have joined with At-Bristol Science Centre and the Bristol Astronomical Society to host a free event in the city's Millennium Square, where we will be
"05.05.2016 14:08:41" Timeline Photos This week is the peak time to view the Eta Aquariid meteor shower, caused by debris left in the wake of Halley's Comet.
As we are currently passing through peak activity, tonight is the perfect opportunity to get out and spot a meteor or
"04.05.2016 11:49:20" Timeline Photos Data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests volcanoes may have erupted underneath an extensive sheet of ice that once existed on the ancient Martian surface.
"03.05.2016 12:19:36" Timeline Photos Three potentially habitable exoplanets have been found orbiting a cool dwarf star 40 lightyears from Earth.
"03.05.2016 10:27:30" skyatnightmagazine.com Tim Peake pilots 'Martian' rover | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens On Friday our news editor Elizabeth spent the day in Stevenage watching Tim Peake's robotic rover explore a 'Martian' cave. Here's how she got on.
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"29.04.2016 11:44:16" Timeline Photos The similarities between different galaxy clusters can be used to measure the properties of dark energy and its role in the expansion of the Universe, according to a new
"28.04.2016 09:15:11" esa.int Tim Peake goes roving In a live space-to-ground test of human–robot cooperation, ESA astronaut Tim Peake will control a rover on Earth on Friday from the International Space Station, helping prepare for future exploration missions. Tomorrow at 14:20 GMT Tim Peake will control a rover on Earth from the International Space Station, as part of experiments to prepare for future exploration missions.
The rover is based in Stevenage in the UK and our news editor Elizabeth Pearson will be
"27.04.2016 11:27:01" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a moon orbiting the Kuiper Belt dwarf planet Makemake. The observations will enable astronomers to learn more about the dwarf planet and its similarities with
"27.04.2016 09:56:04" youtube.com NASA's 4K View of April 17 Solar Flare On April 17, 2016, an active region on the sun's right side released a mid-level solar flare, captured here by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This solar ... This video shows a mid-level solar flare erupting from an active region on the Sun's right side on 17 April this year. The flare was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which continuously observes the Sun to help shed more light on what causes
"26.04.2016 16:44:01" Timeline Photos The pictures of Earth sent back by astronauts on board the ISS paint our home planet in an extraordinary light. We spoke to ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli to find out what it is about floating in Earth's orbit that makes astronauts reach for the
"26.04.2016 12:11:00" skyatnightmagazine.com Pulsing stars reveal ancient galactic core | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Astronomers have discovered a population of stars in the centre of the Milky Way that may have been some of the first to form in the Galaxy.
"26.04.2016 10:24:29" The Open University Join us on #FacebookLive Wednesday 27th April at 7pm and find out why we need microgravity environments for #science, learning more about parabolic flights, the drop tower, bed rest, and the International Space Station.
The OU's Dr Helen Fraser will be Ever wanted to know why scientists conduct experiments in microgravity?
This Wednesday 27 April, Dr Helen Fraser of the Open University will be joined by the UK Space Agency's Andrew Kuh for a #FacebookLive session, answering your questions on
"26.04.2016 08:52:48" livestream.com Sentinel-1B lifts off - from Sentinel-1B launch from Kourou Sentinel-1B launch from Kourou by European Space Agency on Livestream - Livestream.com ESA's Sentinel-1B launched yesterday at 21:02 UT as part of a project to observe and track changes in Earth's environment. The spacecraft's blast-off follows the launch of Sentinel-1A at the beginning of the month. 1A has already sent back amazing and
"25.04.2016 11:55:59" Timeline Photos Our May issue is out now! Find out what's in this month's mag at the link below.
"25.04.2016 11:35:16" Timeline Photos Solarsphere is back!
This August the astronomy festival returns to the Welsh countryside for a weekend of camping, observing, astrophotography, workshops, talks, live music and more.
Solarsphere 2016 runs from Friday 12 August to Monday 15 August and
"25.04.2016 09:52:49" esa.int Herschel's view of the Galactic Plane This video shows a wealth of bright sources, wispy filaments and bubbling nebulas against the background of diffuse gas and dust, marking the spots where stars are being born in the Galaxy.The video was compiled by stitching together several hundred hours ESA has released this amazing video showing the Galactic Plane of the Milky Way, with bright spots showing where stars are being born amidst dark gas and dust. The video features about 40% of the Galactic Plane and was made by creating a composite of
"24.04.2016 11:15:00" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope launched 26 years ago today! Ever since then it has taken some of the most famous astroimages and revolutionised our understanding of the Universe.
What has been your favourite Hubble moment or image?
Below: The Bubble Nebula;
"22.04.2016 16:26:01" Timeline Photos Missed an issue? Enjoy 50% off a selection of back issues on Android & Kindle! Get your missing piece of Sky at Night now! Ends 3rd May 2016. http://m.onelink.me/ce4f911f
"22.04.2016 11:08:47" skyatnightmagazine.com Earth Day: Tim Peake's view of home | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Happy Earth Day! Today we celebrate the planet and think about how we can protect our home. We turn to astronaut Tim Peake to show us his unique orbital view of the planet.
"21.04.2016 07:50:34" Sky At Night magazine's cover photo
"21.04.2016 07:30:01" Timeline Photos Our May issue is in the shops now! Click the link to find out the features, news and reviews in this month's pages.
"20.04.2016 13:59:52" Timeline Photos As ESA's Venus Express descended into the planet's atmosphere at the close of its mission in 2014, the spacecraft sent its final pieces of data back to Earth. Scientists have now revealed how the mission's last gasp ultimately changed what we know about
"20.04.2016 09:48:15" Timeline Photos With our May issue out on newsstands tomorrow, reviews editor Paul Money reveals the astronomy kit that caught our eye this month.
"19.04.2016 14:24:43" skyatnightmagazine.com Hypervelocity binary star discovered | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens A hypervelocity binary star system discovered on the outskirts of the Galaxy is the first to be observed travelling at such high speeds, challenging current theories of stellar acceleration and
"19.04.2016 08:15:21" Timeline Photos Rosetta captured this view of the Anuket region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 13 March this year, showing the flat terrain of Serqet on the far left dropping steeply down into Anuket.
Copyright ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0
"18.04.2016 15:11:32" skyatnightmagazine.com Southern hemisphere cheat sheet | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Planning this year's summer holiday? Why not try stargazing in the southern hemisphere? Jamie Carter reveals his 'cheat sheet' guide to the astronomical treats that lie south of the
"16.04.2016 12:45:00" Timeline Photos Dwarf galaxy Leo A is very sparsely populated with stars, and is one of the most isolated galaxies in the Local Group. It also shows no signs of having interacted with nearby galaxies, which is odd considering how young the stars contained within it
"15.04.2016 13:53:57" skyatnightmagazine.com Cassini detects interstellar dust | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to analyse the space dust surrounding Saturn and its moons, but recent data shows that some of the dust grains originated from beyond our Solar System, with unexpected
"14.04.2016 16:20:01" Timeline Photos This group of galaxies is known as the Fornax Cluster and is found in the southern hemisphere constellation of Fornax.
Almost 60 large galaxies and a similar number of dwarf galaxies are located within the cluster, which is about 65 million lightyears
"14.04.2016 14:26:43" Timeline Photos Aurora chasers could be in for a treat today, according to weather forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
They have estimated a 75% chance of G1 class geomagnetic storms as a result of solar wind coming from sunspot
"14.04.2016 09:04:50" skyatnightmagazine.com New mission to search the stars announced | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens A new project announced by Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner will seek to send small robotic spacecraft over 4 lightyears away in the search for signs of alien life.
"13.04.2016 10:29:47" rmg.co.uk Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Don't miss your chance to enter the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition, closing for entries midday (BST) on 14 April 2016. Tomorrow the deadline for this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year closes. That means just 24 hours and one more night to capture this year's winning image!
For more information on the competition and how to enter, visit the Royal
"13.04.2016 09:43:32" telescope.livjm.ac.uk The Liverpool Telescope The Liverpool Telescope is a 2.0 metre unmanned fully robotic telescope at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos on the Canary island of La Palma. It is owned and operated by Liverpool John Moores University, with financial support from STFC. Liverpool John Moores University already owns and operates the Liverpool Telescope in the Canary Island of La Palma, but now astrophysicists at the university have announced plans to build a second. The new optical telescope will be four times more
"12.04.2016 09:24:11" skyatnightmagazine.com Supermassive black holes mysteriously aligned | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Radio observations of an area of space have revealed something completely unusual: a collection of black holes all mysteriously aligned in the same direction.
"11.04.2016 15:39:26" skyatnightmagazine.com 'Hot Jupiter' found in three-star system | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens A 'hot Jupiter' has been discovered orbiting within a three-star system.
"11.04.2016 13:04:00" buysubscriptions.com Patrick Moores Guide to the Moon BBC Sky at Night Magazine subscriber - £9.99 with FREE UK delivery* UK - £9.99 + £1.50 delivery EUR - £9.99 + £3.00 delivery ROW - £9.99 + £3.50 delivery Collector's Edition: Patrick Moore's Guide to the Moon.
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"11.04.2016 10:52:25" Timeline Photos Saturn's moon Titan appears as a bright disc at the centre of this image, lit up by light from the Sun that is refracted through the moon's atmosphere.
This image of Saturn's rings was taken by Cassini on 10 June 2006 and has just been released. It also
"09.04.2016 13:01:00" skyatnightmagazine.com How to image the night sky | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer Tom Kerss reveals his top tips for producing amazing nightscapes.
Image: River of Light by Martin Campbell
"08.04.2016 12:33:00" skyatnightmagazine.com The perfect shot: how to enter IAPY 2016 | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens With just under a week left to enter this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, this weekend may be your last chance to get out there and get snapping the heavens to win that £10,000 prize!
To find out what makes an IAPY
"08.04.2016 10:34:42" skyatnightmagazine.com Film review: The Last Man On The Moon | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Today marks the release in UK cinemas of The Last Man On The Moon, a documentary film about Eugene Cernan, the last human to walk on the lunar surface.
The film details the Apollo programme from start to finish and the achievements, ambitions, loves and
"07.04.2016 16:44:01" Timeline Photos A massive black hole has been found in a rather unlikely place....
"07.04.2016 10:27:43" skyatnightmagazine.com Supernovae bombarded Earth with cosmic rays | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Two supernovae explosions that occurred close to Earth bombarded the planet with radioactive debris that has been discovered on our oceans' floors, according to two new
"05.04.2016 17:29:00" skyatnightmagazine.com Andromeda's first spinning neutron star spotted | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Astronomers spot the first ever spinning neutron star to be observed in the Andromeda Galaxy.
"05.04.2016 14:32:17" Timeline Photos This image of the Moon looks like it has come straight from our Hotshots gallery, when in fact it was taken on board the ISS by Tim Peake. The UK astronaut posted the image on his Twitter account, commenting "I was looking for #Antarctica - hard to spot
"04.04.2016 17:16:03" skyatnightmagazine.com View of young star reveals potential young Earth | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world's best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Observations of the protoplanetary disc surrounding a young star have given astronomers insight into the development of a young planetary system, and potentially a young Earth-like
"04.04.2016 09:41:31" Timeline Photos Opportunity looks back on its own wheel tracks and shadow following a momentous climb up the steepest hill yet tackled by a Mars rover.
Opportunity's tilt reached 32 degrees on 10 March as it attempted to reach its target near the crest of Knudsen Ridge.
"31.03.2016 15:26:55" skyatnightmagazine.com Is the Moon maintaining Earth's magnetism? | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Could the Moon be playing a major role in the generation of Earth's magnetic field?
"31.03.2016 10:44:25" skyatnightmagazine.com Two weeks left to enter IAPY 2016 | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens There are just two weeks left to enter this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, for the chance to win a top prize of £10,000!
Looking for inspiration? Some of the entries received so far this year are available to view in our
"30.03.2016 15:35:59" Timeline Photos From this Hubble image of irregular dwarf galaxy UGC 4459, it’s easy to see how these galaxies earned their name. They certainly lack the distinctive shape of, say, a spiral galaxy, and it is thought that they may once have been more uniform, but were
"30.03.2016 14:17:35" skyatnightmagazine.com Spitzer analyses hot Jupiter's wild orbit | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Astronomers are analysing the unusual orbit of a 'hot Jupiter' exoplanet using the Spitzer Space Telescope.
"29.03.2016 11:54:04" skyatnightmagazine.com Cassini spots Titan's highest mountains | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Cassini scientists have identified the tallest peak on Saturn's moon Titan, revealing new insight into the geological processes occurring below its surface
"23.03.2016 12:07:00" vimeo.com Newton's Laws of Motion Join our Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers as they go on an epic journey to find out how Newton's Laws of Motion work in space. Buckle your seatbelts,… Have a look at this fantastic video from Royal Observatory Greenwich to find out how Newton's laws of motion work in space!
"23.03.2016 10:24:50" skyatnightmagazine.com Doggie detectors on the hunt for space rocks | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens We all know the power of a dog's nose and its role in the fight against crime. But could those canine senses be used to help scientists detect meteorites on Earth?
One man who thinks so is Barcelona-based dog trainer Daniel Garcia Bernal. He got in touch
"22.03.2016 18:12:01" Timeline Photos This image of the Sun was captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and depicts our host star in a range of ultraviolet wavelengths, in order to highlight the different temperatures of gas present.
The gas temperature is traced by iron
"22.03.2016 16:52:09" youtube.com On the shoulders of giants “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” is the famous quote by renowned scientist Sir Isaac Newton. This is particularly apt a... ESA has released this stunning HD video of Tim Peake's mission so far, featuring amazing images of Earth taken from the ISS and accompanying music chosen by Tim himself!
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"22.03.2016 14:43:10" skyatnightmagazine.com Kepler captures supernova shockwave | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Astronomers using the Kepler Space Telescope have captured the early shockwave of a supernova explosion in visible light for the first time.
"21.03.2016 15:24:04" skyatnightmagazine.com Hubble uncovers 'monster' stars | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered nine 'monster' stars, each with a mass over 100 times that of our Sun.
"17.03.2016 17:30:01" skyatnightmagazine.com Home of cosmic rays located | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Have we located the home of high energy cosmic rays?
Particles with energies 100 times greater than those possible at CERN have been spotted coming from our Galactic centre.
"17.03.2016 09:12:50" Sky At Night magazine's cover photo
"16.03.2016 14:25:23" skyatnightmagazine.com Changes observed in Ceres' bright spots | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Changes in the mysterious bright spots on Ceres reveal the dwarf planet may be more active than its asteroid neighbours.
"15.03.2016 18:50:01" Timeline Photos British astronaut Tim Peake has reached the halfway point of his Principia mission on board the ISS. Nick Spall looks back on his journey so far.
"15.03.2016 15:47:42" Timeline Photos Do you have kit questions for our Scope Doctor? Send to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll print the best
"14.03.2016 18:56:01" Timeline Photos Science writer Jamie Carter looks at the Dark Sky Sites set up to restrict the effects of light pollution around the world, and where you can go in the UK to harness the darkness!
"14.03.2016 17:25:27" skyatnightmagazine.com Giotto: 30 years on | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens 30 years ago today the Giotto spacecraft flew past Halley's comet. It was ESA's first ever deep space mission and the first flyby of a comet nucleus.
Today ExoMars became the latest installment of ESA's growingly ambitious missions to reach beyond the
"14.03.2016 13:13:00" Timeline Photos COMPETITION!
We have five Moon Dust Necklaces, courtesy of Jurassic Jewellery, to give away! These beautiful necklaces are crafted using genuine lunar meteorite dust extracted from a meteorite discovered in North Africa.
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"14.03.2016 11:11:14" Timeline Photos ESA's ExoMars 2016 probe has launched, marking a new era of exploration of the Red Planet for the European Space Agency.
View this morning's liftoff replay at the link below!
"12.03.2016 12:00:00" skyatnightmagazine.com ESA's ExoMars readies for launch | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens The first part of ESA's ExoMars mission to the Red Planet is ready to launch on 14 March 2016. Make sure to check the BBC Sky at Night Magazine webpage for all the latest updates.
"11.03.2016 16:06:11" Timeline Photos This is galaxy cluster MACS J0717, formed through a collision of four separate clusters. The image was captured about 5.4 billion lightyears from Earth as part of the ‘Frontier Fields’ project; an initiative to harness the power of the Hubble Space
"11.03.2016 14:48:03" youtube.com Ryoichi Kurokawa: unfold unfold is a major new commission by acclaimed Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa, exploring the birth and evolution of stars in a groundbreaking immersive and ... Tonight at FACT in Liverpool, Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa presents his new immersive audiovisual installation 'unfold', exploring the birth and evolution of stars, under collaboration with astrophysicist Vincent Minier.
For anyone living in the
"10.03.2016 15:01:38" youtube.com Magnificent Mars Description NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has just reached the major milestone of a decade observing the Red Planet. Look back on some of its mission highlights in this video just released by NASA.
"09.03.2016 10:08:33" Timeline Photos Eclipse chaser Daniel Lynch reports back from Indonesia and this morning's total solar eclipse. Despite some camera setbacks, he and his fellow astrophotographers were afforded a front row seat and managed to capture the entire show. View Daniel's gallery
"08.03.2016 15:49:31" Elan Valley Astronomy - Elan Valley International Dark Sky Park Here is the full series of Aurora images taken last night :D
Photos by Les Fry - Starzend Observatory. Images of last night's aurora captured by Elan Valley Astronomy from Elan Valley, one of Wales's many Dark Sky Sites. Just about in time for our feature on the Dark Sky Sites of Wales in the April issue, out 17 March!
"08.03.2016 15:14:02" Timeline Photos Scientists move one step closer to the detection of gravitational waves in space as ESA's LISA Pathfinder begins operations.
Its task? To manoeuvre around two 2kg cubes, enabling them to achieve perfect freefall in the vacuum of
"07.03.2016 15:50:15" Timeline Photos A view of space from the Hubble Space Telescope, taken as part of the Frontier Fields programme. This initiative uses the gravity of massive galaxy clusters as a kind of natural lens, magnifying the light of more distant galaxies as it makes its way to
"04.03.2016 20:07:00" Timeline Photos Looking for a weekend #DIY project? Make your own azimuth setting circle for Dobsonian observing with our handy 'how to' guide!
"04.03.2016 15:05:14" Timeline Photos On what would have been Patrick Moore’s 93rd birthday, we fondly remember the times when he worked with us on the magazine.
He wrote fastest on a typewriter and his faxes sometimes didn't arrive too legibly! Nevertheless, his humour always shone through.
"04.03.2016 10:58:09" Timeline Photos Our art editor Steve has been putting together some new pics of the Red Planet using raw data captured by the Mars Curiosity Rover and released by NASA. We thought we’d share our favourite; a stunning vista of the Gale Crater.
Credit: Courtesy of NASA,
"04.03.2016 10:45:36" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope has observed the farthest galaxy ever seen, just 400 million years after the Big Bang.
"03.03.2016 18:46:01" Timeline Photos Direct observations of the boundary between the gaseous disc surrounding a young star and an envelope of infalling gas have been observed for the first time. The observation has provided a new piece in the puzzle as to how stars are
"03.03.2016 13:01:26" Timeline Photos The star at the centre of this Hubble Space Telescope image is relatively close to Earth in astronomical terms, at 2,300 lightyears away. IRAS 12196-6300 is an emission-line star, so-called because the star’s light is split into a spectrum of rainbow
"02.03.2016 15:35:20" Timeline Photos The red swirls in this image of part of the southern constellation of Norma point to clouds of gas illuminated by massive, young stars. These stars were born in the nebula RCW 106, captured here by ESO’s Very Large Telescope, with its brightest part just
"02.03.2016 13:43:06" skyatnightmagazine.com Kelly and Kornienko return to Earth | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Welcome back Scott Kelly, Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov!
"01.03.2016 16:37:39" Timeline Photos A study has suggested that the 'empty' voids between unseen and 'normal' matter in the cosmos are hiding more normal matter than previously thought. This normal matter, according to the study, is being blasted into the empty voids by galactic supermassive
"29.02.2016 13:43:54" Timeline Photos A type Ia supernova is shining brighter than should be expected, prompting astronomers to look more carefully at its chemical composition.
"29.02.2016 11:28:04" Timeline Photos Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 is now open for submissions! If you ever needed a reason to get out and get imaging the night sky, this is it.
For more details, how to enter and a gallery of last year's winners, click the link
"29.02.2016 09:45:20" Timeline Photos The University of Leicester is to host 'Space Girls Space Women', an exhibition dedicated to the role of women in the space sector. Opening at the university on 8 March, International Women's Day, the exhibition is touring venues across the world to
"25.02.2016 10:47:04" Timeline Photos ESO has released this amazing image of the southern plane of the Milky Way to mark the completion of the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL).
The APEX telescope in Chile has been mapping the galactic plane as seen from the southern
"24.02.2016 15:35:38" Timeline Photos This blue bubble-shaped object is a Wolf-Rayet nebula, seen here surrounding the Wolf-Rayet star WR 31a, as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Wolf-Rayet stars are highly active yet short-lived, often ending their lives in a supernova explosion or,
"24.02.2016 12:41:59" Timeline Photos The black hole pair that led to the first ever detection of gravitational waves may have been born from a single massive star, according to a study of a gamma-ray burst detected at the same
"23.02.2016 11:03:36" skyatnightmagazine.com How to make a simple all-sky camera | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - Generally speaking, the all-sky cameras available to buy are contained within a weatherproof enclosure with a clear plastic dome, the camera inside fitted with a 180° fisheye lens pointing upwards. Interested in creating time-lapse videos of star movements?
Find out how to make a simple all-sky camera with our 'How to' guide.
"22.02.2016 16:30:02" Timeline Photos This group photo of Saturn and three of its moons - Tethys, Enceladus and Mimas - really puts across the vastness of the ringed planet. Above the rings is Tethys, some 1,062km across, while just below is Enceladus, 504km across. Below Enceladus and to the
"22.02.2016 14:18:41" Timeline Photos Ridges and valleys on Pluto's moon Charon suggest that a subsurface ocean of liquid water may once have flowed when the moon was in its early stages.
"22.02.2016 13:39:36" skyatnightmagazine.com Astronomers discover black hole's X-ray jets | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Astronomers have 'stumbled' upon a black hole's jet being illuminated by the glow of radiation left over from the Big Bang.
"19.02.2016 14:15:32" Timeline Photos The Hubble Space Telescope's power seemingly knows no limits! Its latest achievement is enabling astronomers to analyse the atmosphere and determine the rotation of a massive, scorching hot super-Jupiter
"18.02.2016 11:12:01" Timeline Photos In the left section of this image is the Arda Valles region of Mars, seen as a network of valleys stretching from north to south. The area is right on the western edge of a large impact basin called the Ladon Basin, seen in the right section of the
"18.02.2016 10:36:00" Timeline Photos Having a bit of trouble with your kit, or looking to buy your first scope? Send your questions to our Scope Doctor and we'll print the best in the mag! email@example.com
"18.02.2016 08:29:43" Sky At Night magazine's cover photo
"16.02.2016 19:49:00" Timeline Photos Ordnance Survey has produced this fantastic map of the Red Planet, done according to their classic style.
To see a high quality version, click the link below:
"16.02.2016 18:02:00" Timeline Photos Astronomers have detected gases in the atmosphere of a super-Earth planet for the first time.
"16.02.2016 15:31:22" Timeline Photos Winter blues getting you down? Perhaps it's time to start planning the next stargazing trip!
Astro-author Jamie Carter presents his top ten star-hopping holidays: perfect for astronomers who can't leave home without their
"15.02.2016 16:15:34" Timeline Photos A team of astronomers appear to have solved the mystery of a supernova 'impostor' that was observed emitting X-rays.
"15.02.2016 14:51:04" Timeline Photos The dazzling sparkle at the centre of this image is a pre-main-sequence star, meaning a young star that has not yet begun nuclear fusion of hydrogen.
This star is called HBC 1 and is pictured illuminating reflection nebula IRAS 00044+6521. As the name
"13.02.2016 12:29:01" Timeline Photos Share the love this Valentine's & encourage your friends & family to meet their perfect magazine match & get a FREE issue here: http://bit.ly/1nM3LsI But don't forget about yourself because inside BBC Sky at Night Magazine app, we've made our latest
"12.02.2016 10:23:02" skyatnightmagazine.com Take-off for LISA Pathfinder | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Following the first detection of gravitational waves by the LIGO team, attention now turns to ESA's LISA Pathfinder spacecraft, which will attempt to detect gravitational waves in space.
Towards the end of last year, space journalist and writer Gove
"12.02.2016 10:09:09" Timeline Photos Scientists have announced the discovery of gravitational waves, 100 years after Einsteins' theory of general relativity.
"11.02.2016 16:41:07" youtube.com National Science Foundation - Live Stream (LIGO Update) Update on LIGO and the search for gravitational waves. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration has announced the first detection of gravitational waves! Follow the announcement in a live stream at the link below.
"11.02.2016 10:31:50" Timeline Photos ESO’s La Silla Observatory has captured this ghostly-looking image of a newly-formed star called HD 97300. Young stars glow fiercely hot bright blue, and in this case the cosmic dust surrounding the star has created a reflection nebula named IC 2631.
"09.02.2016 16:48:10" Timeline Photos ESO has released this artist’s impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope, as it will look once completed.
When finished, the telescope will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope anywhere, with first light targeted for 2024.
"09.02.2016 16:36:42" Timeline Photos Observations using the Subaru Telescope may have caught a dwarf galaxy in the act of disturbing a nearby spiral.
"09.02.2016 11:39:23" Timeline Photos Asteroid Day is an annual event to increase awareness of potential asteroid impacts on Earth and how they can be avoided.
Today, ESA is set to announce the events that will be held this year to mark the day. Watch the announcements live, as they hap
"08.02.2016 16:38:54" Timeline Photos New observations of a protoplanetary disc surrounding a young star have revealed cooler conditions than expected. The results, say the team behind the study, could change our understanding of how planets are formed.
"08.02.2016 13:35:19" Timeline Photos The blue streaks emanating from the star at the centre of the image are caused by material being ejected into space as it reaches the final stages of its life. This is a planetary nebula called Hen 2-437, located within our own Galaxy.
"03.02.2016 15:55:51" Timeline Photos Dark and bright blue clouds in a star-forming region of Ophiuchus have created this mesmerising image, captured as part of ESO’s Digitised Sky Survey.
Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
"03.02.2016 10:18:12" Timeline Photos The Cassini team have 'weighed' Saturn's B ring for the first time and discovered a surprising result...
"02.02.2016 16:31:39" Timeline Photos The presence of uniform straight lines in nature usually indicates human influence, but this is not always the case.
This is the Red Rectangle Nebula, so-called for obvious reasons. It was first observed in 1973 emanating from star HD 44179, when a
"02.02.2016 16:15:42" Timeline Photos Is our Moon the product of a violent, head-on collision?
"01.02.2016 16:57:35" Timeline Photos The discovery of different generations of stars within the same globular cluster has upset the idea that these clusters create all their stars in bulk at once, but exactly how these varying waves of stellar formation occur is still unknown.
"01.02.2016 10:23:32" youtube.com Flight Over Dwarf Planet Ceres Take a flight over dwarf planet Ceres in this video made with images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The simulated flyover was made by the mission's camera team... NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a new animation showing a simulated flight over dwarf planet Ceres. The animation was produced using images captured by the Dawn spacecraft and shows prominent features like the Occator crater and the mou
"30.01.2016 09:00:02" Timeline Photos One of your NY’s resolutions is to read more? This one is easy to keep. Try a 3-month subscription of our digital edition and get the current issue FREE. For limited time only, available on Apple devices until 31st Jan. http://apple.co/1W6ybBQ
"29.01.2016 12:36:04" Timeline Photos Have you observed Jupiter yet this apparition?
What changes have you noticed?
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"28.01.2016 11:05:36" Timeline Photos The Challenger Disaster happened 30 years ago today.
The seven crew members lost when the Space Shuttle disintegrated are remembered in a memorial KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex
"27.01.2016 13:31:49" Timeline Photos Dwarf galaxy IC 1613 is unusual because it is relatively free from cosmic gas and dust, meaning astronomers can view it unimpeded even with visible light data. The galaxy’s incredible clarity is one of the reasons it is responsible for helping astron
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"26.01.2016 12:26:53" Timeline Photos A new study of galaxy clusters has revealed how their structure is determined by the presence of surrounding dark matter, and how this relates to the distribution of energy following the Big Bang.
"26.01.2016 09:04:37" Timeline Photos Rosetta captured this image of the Imhotep region of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 17 January this year. Notable is the smooth area to the right of the centre in this image, covering 0.8 sq km. In this area, large boulders can be seen on the sur
"25.01.2016 14:48:50" Timeline Photos Do you have any astronomy kit questions for our Scope Doctor? If so, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
"25.01.2016 14:26:21" skyatnightmagazine.com Study reveals 'lumps' in galactic gas | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Noodles in space? Mysterious, odd-shaped, invisible structures in our Galaxy's 'atmosphere' have been observed affecting the radio waves being produced by a quasar.
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"21.01.2016 15:58:40" Timeline Photos This is star cluster Trumpler 14 in the Carina Nebula, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The cluster is one of the largest gatherings of immensely bright and hot stars in the Galaxy.
Credit: NASA & ESA, Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astro
"21.01.2016 12:31:49" Timeline Photos Tim Peake and his NASA colleague Scott Kelly have been sharing images of aurora over Earth taken from the International Space Station. Kelly's experience of taking photos of Earth from space led Peake to name the session the 'Scott Kelly Masterclass'
"21.01.2016 12:15:13" youtube.com A New Planet in our Solar System? NASA Takes a Look NASA’s Director of Planetary Science, Jim Green, discusses the Jan. 20 Astronomical Journal science paper that points to the possibility of a new “Planet 9” ... News has been announced this week of evidence of a ninth planet in our Solar System. But will this discovery really yield the results many of us are hoping for? NASA's Director of Planetary Science Jim Green discusses the paper that revealed the stud
"21.01.2016 10:12:00" Timeline Photos Have astronomers discovered the ninth planet in our Solar System?
"21.01.2016 08:47:24" Sky At Night magazine's cover photo
"20.01.2016 15:41:54" Timeline Photos Astronomers in Japan have discovered evidence for the elusive type of black hole known as an 'intermediate mass' black hole. As the name suggests, these objects are bigger than stellar mass black holes but smaller than the supermassive kind, and coul
"20.01.2016 09:35:41" Timeline Photos Serpens Core is the centre of a giant molecular cloud, rich in hydrogen gas that will eventually form new stars. Giant molecular clouds can contain as much as 10 million times the mass of the Sun and stretch for hundreds of lightyears.
While they ma
"19.01.2016 16:46:09" Timeline Photos Paul Money reveals the latest reviews coming up in the February issue of BBC Sky at Night Magazine
"19.01.2016 15:27:58" Timeline Photos This is irregular galaxy NGC 5408, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Irregular galaxies are so-called because they lack the structure and distinct shape of spiral or elliptical galaxies. NGC 5408 was long mistaken for a planetary nebula, but ha
"18.01.2016 16:50:01" youtube.com Star Wars: Made GREAT in Britain – Science with Tim Peake A new beginning is now here. Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns... Tim Peake reveals his favourite Star Wars moment...
"18.01.2016 09:22:07" Timeline Photos Astronomers are observing the most luminous galaxy known being torn apart by the black hole at its centre.
"16.01.2016 12:36:12" Photos from Sky At Night magazine's post We're at the Aurora Festival in Bjorkliden, Sweden. Looked like we'd get nothing but cloud last night, then the clouds cleared and we got off a few nice shots.
"15.01.2016 12:11:38" blogs.esa.int Watch the spacewalk live ESA astronaut Tim Peake was launched into space only a month ago but he is already set for his first spacewalk on Friday, 15 January. Together with NASA astronaut Tim Kropa they will exit the International Space Station at 12:55 GMT (13:55 CET) to re Less than an hour to go until Tim Peake and Tim Kopra begin their spacewalk. View live via ESA's website and, if you miss it, catch up this evening with Brian Cox, Dara O'Briain and Chris Hadfield on BBC 2, 9pm.
"15.01.2016 12:06:12" Timeline Photos Galaxy cluster IDCS J1426 is one of the earliest massive structures to form in the Universe and is located some 10 billion lightyears from Earth.
Galaxy clusters are the largest objects in the Universe that are bound together by gravity, and astron
"15.01.2016 10:03:58" Timeline Photos Tim Peake performs his final suit check with NASA veteran Scott Kelly on board the ISS in this image released by ESA. Tune in to Stargazing LIVE tonight at 9pm on BBC 2 to catch up on today's spacewalk.
"15.01.2016 09:46:42" youtube.com NASA Astronauts Conduct Space Walk To Make Important Repairs On International Space Station Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 41 Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore of NASA replaced a voltage regulation device and reloc... As Tim Peake and Tim Kopra prepare for today's spacewalk to replace a failed Sequential Shunt Unit, get a taster of what the astronauts will be facing with this video of a near-identical mission undertaken by NASA's Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore in
"15.01.2016 09:22:47" Timeline Photos Today, Tim Peake is set to become the first official British astronaut to perform a spacewalk. Don't forget to tune into Stargazing LIVE tonight, BBC 2, 9pm, to catch up on the action!
"14.01.2016 13:43:25" Timeline Photos Initial tests have been completed on GRAVITY, a new powerful instrument on ESO's VLT that will be used to observe the environments around black holes. During its first observations, GRAVITY has already made a discovery...
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"12.01.2016 17:03:08" Timeline Photos Are you ready for Stargazing LIVE tonight at 9pm on BBC 2? The show will link up live with Tim Peake on the International Space Station.
Got any questions for the ISS's current Brit? Use the hashtag #AskStargazing on twitter to submit your queries.
"11.01.2016 14:06:53" bbc.co.uk Stargazing - CBeebies - BBC CBeebies Stargazing explores the wonders of the night sky and the universe. Play the game, listen to special stories and watch clips featuring your favourite CBeebies friends. Astronomy isn't just for grown ups! CBeebies Stargazing starts today at 5.45pm. Visit the page below for games, activities, videos and a link to watch this evening's show live on the iPlayer.
"11.01.2016 13:51:33" Timeline Photos Astronomers have observed the dramatic 'disappearance' of an intensely bright quasar.
"11.01.2016 11:06:27" youtube.com Space Oddity A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. Composition: “SPACE ODDITY” W... RIP David Bowie.
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"08.01.2016 13:22:43" Timeline Photos Astronomers may have discovered the cause of ripples in gas in the outer disc of the Milky Way: a speedy dwarf galaxy that raced by our own a few hundred million years ago.
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"06.01.2016 15:58:21" Timeline Photos Tim Peake is set to become the first British astronaut to spacewalk next week when he exits the ISS with Tim Copra to perform vital repair work. More info at the link below!
"06.01.2016 12:15:38" Timeline Photos Astronomers are locating speedy 'runaway' stars by using infrared telescopes to view the build-up of cosmic gas and dust that occurs as they plough through space.
"06.01.2016 09:18:12" principia.org.uk Tim Peake to do a spacewalk - Principia Mission Tim Peake and his crewmate Tim Kopra will perform a spacewalk on Friday January 15 to replace a Sequential Shunt Unit that failed last year. Tim Peake and Tim Kopra are to perform a spacewalk on Friday week, 15 January, ESA has announced. The spacewalk is due to begin at about 12:55 (UT) and will last about six hours.
More information at the Principia mission website below!
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"04.01.2016 15:23:40" Timeline Photos Could comets threaten life on Earth?
A team of astronomers have peered into the outer edges of the Solar System to track the massive centaurs that might one day be sent on a collision course towards our planet.
"04.01.2016 12:16:23" esa.int Holiday highlights Images from Rosetta taken over the holiday period While we were all enjoying the Christmas holidays, Rosetta has been busy snapping more images of Comet 67P!
View the latest images via ESA's website at the link below...
"04.01.2016 12:00:28" Timeline Photos Hubble has captured this image of spiral galaxy NGC 4845, located 65 million lightyears away. Astronomers have been able to pinpoint a supermassive black hole at the galactic centre, as is commonly found in galaxies of this type and scale. They did s
"04.01.2016 10:34:25" skyatnightmagazine.com Win a stargazing trip to Morocco | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Intrepid Travel is offering two people the chance to win an amazing stargazing trip to Morocco, and we thought we would share it with you!
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"30.12.2015 12:30:00" Timeline Photos From New Horizon's flying past Pluto to Tim Peake boarding the International Space Station, 2015 was an amazing year for space. But what was the best astro moment?
Tell us what was your favourite moment and we might print it in the magazine!
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"25.12.2015 11:59:01" Timeline Photos Merry Christmas from all of us at BBC Sky at Night Magazine! Hope you got some great astro-gear for Christmas.
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"23.12.2015 08:45:00" skyatnightmagazine.com How to see the International Space Station this Christmas | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens You can watch the International Space Station as it goes over the UK this Christmas. Find out how in our handy guide!
"22.12.2015 17:00:02" skyatnightmagazine.com What's Christmas like in orbit? | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens What will Christmas be like for Tim Peake and the other astronauts on board the International Space Station this year?
Hopefully it will be calmer than last year, when celebrations were scrubbed for an emergency space walk.
"22.12.2015 10:48:09" youtube.com ORBCOMM-2 Full Launch Webcast With this mission, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 11 satellites to low-Earth orbit for ORBCOMM, a leading global provider of Machine-to-Machine commun... Last night space company SpaceX successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket after launching it a few minutes previous. The landing is another step towards cheap access to space.
This is only the second time such a landing has been achieved, after Blue Ori
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"18.12.2015 14:43:05" blogs.esa.int First chance to see Tim live Tomorrow Tim Peake will hold his first press conference from space from 14:15 to 14:35 GMT on 18 December 2015. Attending journalists at Tim’s homebase, the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, will ask the questions. You can follow the con Tim Peake has given his first interview since safely arriving on the ISS this week. Click the link below to find out how Britain's first astronaut on the International Space Station is doing!
"18.12.2015 12:18:43" Timeline Photos Have astronomers solved the mystery of gaps in transitional discs surrounding young stars?
"17.12.2015 17:11:44" skyatnightmagazine.com Powerful gamma rays seen in distant galaxy | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Powerful gamma rays have been seen coming from a galaxy that should be too far away for the light to reach us. Most light that's that energetic should have been lost in the fog of visible light in our Universe.
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"16.12.2015 09:25:23" Timeline Photos With Tim and his colleagues now safely onboard the ISS, relive yesterday's action with ESA's full video replay at the link below!
Good luck to Tim and all the crew on board the International Space Station #Principia
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"15.12.2015 16:43:49" Timeline Photos Have astronomers solved the mystery of 'missing' water on Jupiter-like exoplanets? http://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/news/missing-water-exoplanet-mystery-solved
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"15.12.2015 12:06:48" Timeline Photos Paul Money looks forward to the New Year with some advice for newcomers to the world of astronomy.
"15.12.2015 11:55:13" bbc.co.uk Brit in Space, Series 6, Stargazing Live - BBC Two Live coverage of British astronaut Tim Peake's arrival at the International Space Station. Tim Peake's journey continues tonight at 7pm on BBC Two, as Stargazing LIVE returns to follow Britain's first official astronaut finally reaching the International Space Station. Tune in as Brian, Dara and Chris Hadfield guide us through the live str
"15.12.2015 11:01:12" Timeline Photos It's nearly time for lift-off! Hope everyone's watching Stargazing LIVE on BBC One!
"15.12.2015 09:11:28" bbc.co.uk Blast Off Live, Series 6, Stargazing Live - BBC Two Astronaut Tim Peake blasts off to become the first Briton to serve on the ISS. Tune in to BBC One at 10.30 this morning to watch Tim Peake blast off on his journey to the International Space Station on Stargazing LIVE.
"14.12.2015 14:48:00" Timeline Photos As we approach Christmas, the familiar image of the star of Bethlehem adorns our festive cards, decorations and advent calendars. But does the story relate to any actual events in the history of astronomy? Nigel Henbest explores...
"13.12.2015 12:58:00" Timeline Photos Don't forget, just two days to go until Tim Peake blasts off to the International Space Station! You can catch the launch live on BBC One, 10.30 am on Tuesday.
"11.12.2015 11:53:24" Timeline Photos Astronomers have observed a storm like the Great Red Spot on a star the size of Jupiter, making it the best evidence yet of a cloudy, stellar storm.
"11.12.2015 11:45:18" Timeline Photos Stargazing Live returns this Tuesday 15 December at 10.30am with live coverage of Tim Peake’s lift off to the International Space Station.
Peake will become the first British astronaut to serve on the ISS during his Principia mission on the weightle
"10.12.2015 12:08:37" skyatnightmagazine.com Clues to Ceres’s bright spots revealed | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens It's been hotly debated, but could the culprit of Ceres's spots finally have been revealed? Researchers seem to think that salts are behind the bright patches on the dwarf planet's surface.
"10.12.2015 10:27:47" survey.euro.confirmit.com survey.euro.confirmit.com Every year, we carry out research on behalf of BBC Worldwide that invites readers to share their views about Sky at Night Magazine and other BBC Worldwide titles. This research is used by BBC Worldwide and the editors to shape future content and stra
"10.12.2015 10:08:47" skyatnightmagazine.com Take-off for LISA Pathfinder | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Govert Schilling reports back from the lift-off of ESA's latest science mission: a space observatory that will help astronomers detect gravitational waves for the first time.
"08.12.2015 13:13:58" skyatnightmagazine.com Young galaxies found in dark matter structure | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens A cluster of young, monstrous galaxies has been observed within a dark matter structure 11.5 billion lightyears away. The discovery is enabling astronomers to learn more about the relationship between dark matter and the formation of galaxies.
"07.12.2015 14:18:47" skyatnightmagazine.com NASA needs your Jupiter images! | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens The Juno probe needs YOUR Jupiter images! NASA needs the help of amateur astronomers to help it monitor the giant planet.
Can you help?
Credit: NASA/Damien Peach
"03.12.2015 16:16:48" skyatnightmagazine.com Could our Sun produce superflares? | BBC Sky at Night Magazine - The world’s best practical astronomy website, Sky at Night has telescope reviews, advice for observing the night sky, beginners astronomy, and how-to guides to getting the most out of looking up at the heavens Does our Sun have the potential to produce super flares that could have a devastating impact on life on Earth? New research suggests so...
"03.12.2015 14:25:45" esa.int LISA Pathfinder liftoff Liftoff of Vega VV06 carrying LISA Pathfinder on 3 December 2015 from Europe's Spaceport, French Guiana. Watch the launch of ESA's LISA Pathfinder from French Guiana.
"03.12.2015 14:22:21" esa.int Inside LISA Pathfinder, with narration ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission is a technology demonstrator that will pave the way for future spaceborne gravitational-wave observatories. It will operate about 1.5 million km from Earth towards the Sun, orbiting the first Sun–Earth ‘Lagrangian point’ Today saw the launch of ESA’s LISA Pathfinder; a space craft that will help pave the way for the future detection of gravitational waves. This will enable astronomers to utilise a new method for observing the Universe, helping us peer beyond the visi
"02.12.2015 13:06:33" Timeline Photos An exoplanet that was previously discovered far from its host star may have been 'kicked' out of its planetary system, according to a theory proposed by scientists.
"02.12.2015 12:20:24" youtube.com NASA | Highlights from SOHO's 20 Years in Space Dr. Joe Gurman of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center provides commentary on selected shots from SOHO's 20 years in space. After 20 years in space, ESA and NA... ESA and NASA's SOHO spacecraft is celebrating 20 years in space. This NASA video looks back on some of its highlights so far.
"01.12.2015 16:40:39" Timeline Photos Computer simulations have brought scientists a step closer to unravelling the mysteries of Jupiter's stormy twirls.
"01.12.2015 16:24:53" Timeline Photos This haunting image of Saturn’s rings and its moon Enceladus really puts across the great work the Cassini spacecraft and its NASA team are doing.
The image looks toward the un-illuminated side of the rings and was taken on 29 July 2015, about 1 mil