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VST Snaps Gaia en Route to a Billion Stars

Going for Gaia

... Way is made up of maybe a hundred billion stars like our own Sun and they make up most of the mass in the disc of the ... bottom line ambition for the Gaia mission was to set our own galaxy up as a rosetta stone. Let's do something that we ...

Roger Hutchinson in his observatory

Photographing the gas giants

... a bit more for me? Roger - Well, when you see it with your own eyes for the first time, it kind of blows you away. ... it to anyone. You don't need to go mad and have your own observatory in the back yard to do it either. You can ...

Parkes radio telescope viewed from the visitor's area.

Developing Radio Telescope Receivers

... of devices.  If each of those devices have their own piece of readout line, their own piece of readout equipment then the wiring, simply, the ...

Natural color view of Saturn, composed from a series of pictures taken by the Cassini spacecraft.

Exploring Our Solar System

... in the solar system and each environment brings its own challenges.  In 2004, the Huygens probe landed on ...

The Very Large Array at Socorro, New Mexico, United States.

South Africa and the Square Kilometre Array

... South African SKA bid, visited London and met up with our own Chris Smith. Bernie -   It will be made up of two ...

Hunting for DNA in space

... need antimicrobials or if an infection will go away on its own. Chris - And actually the process of DNA sequencing, "it ...

The Future of Travel

The space race of today?

... countries probably can't do all they want to do on their own and this provides a stage, if you will, for nations to ...

GPS satellite

How do you get a satellite into space?

... - Well...  First of all I have to say that I have to own up to saying that I've had a great deal of fun and the ...

Rosetta Mission

Rosetta comet landing site spotted

... there's a drilling system, there's an instrument like my own which is what is known as a gas chromatograph mass ...

Up close and personal with our Sun

... Pole. Now the area around the Earth is dominated by our own magnetic field and we call this the 'magnetosphere of the ...