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Do we live in a multiverse?

... as there could be many parallel worlds, similar to our own where replicas of us lead different lives. There could be ... universes existing in higher dimensional space than our own, and where a gravitational pull is the only thing shared ... which universe we live in? What is the significance of our own existence if there are other universes? Various fields of ...

The Cassini orbiter used special optical systems to pierce Titan’s smog revealing bright continents, dark plains and methane clouds around the South Pole

The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon

... we had discovered another world, slightly smaller than our own, with an atmosphere consisting of mostly nitrogen similar ... we had discovered another world, slightly smaller than our own, with rain clouds, rivers and lakes on gently hilly ...

The Low-Frequency Array acts as a real-world time-machine to look back to the time before galaxies were formed.

Waking up to the cosmic dawn

... as European funds are not enough to build one on their own. And there is nothing else quite like LOFAR. Scientists ...

Professor Hertog and Professor Hawking

'I opened a bottle with Stephen Hawking to celebrate our eureka moment' – Prof. Thomas Hertog

... variety, all of which have the same laws of physics as our own. What question are you and the late Stephen Hawking ...

The star explodes violently in a supernova, leaving behind a black hole.

The Science of the Supernova

... when a massive star, meaning one much larger than our own Sun, suddenly collapses, explodes and spawns a black ...

this is a picture of a satellite orbiting Earth

Satellites chatting to each other

... and supervise their on-board systems all on their own – all at a substantially lower operating cost. ...

"The Blue Marble" is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometres (18,000 mi). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.

Human spaceflight - a risk worth taking

... is strongly involved in human spaceflight. We have our own astronaut corps. We have Columbus, a European module at ...

Moon

Forward To The Moon

... a better handle on the threat of meteorite impacts to our own planet. Solar system explorers want a Moon base at the ...

Habitable Exoplanets

Are Habitable Exoplanets Possible?

... to host life. While life has been located around our own star type (as we are here to talk about that revelation), ...

Figure 3: Mars. This image illustrates the amount of detail that can be generated from the Hubble telescope. It captures details only 16 km across, even though it is operating at 68 million km from the planet.

What is Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

... and magnetic fields as physical quantities in their own rights. Dark Matter The first signs that we were somehow ...

What is Special Relativity?

... speed is relative, the ball has no absolute speed of its own and its speed depends on how fast the observer is ...

San Francisco Mission District burning in the aftermath of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.

The San Andreas' fault - or ours?

... Countries in Asia have long since put into place their own earthquake warning systems. China, for example, has an ... looming for Southern California: the first step toward our own warning system. Just as newspapers had started publishing ...

picture of a rocket launching

A reusable launcher for Europe

... on a heavy launcher. And Europe is set on having its own small launchers so it can control its access to space. ...

THE SUN, SOLAR FLARE

Europe’s Solar Orbiter Mission

... weather here on Earth, so studying it is important for our own planet. ‘One of the ideas we have is to take ...

A 4.5kg individual meteorite from the Gibeon meteorite field. Gibeon is a fine octahedrite, class IVA. This specimen is about 19cm wide.

The International Meteorite Market

... meteorite acquisition is diffuse. Every country has its own way of determining meteorite ownership -- that is, if ...

Figure 1: An artist's view of a planet around a red dwarf star

A Whole New World

... it's because we want to find a new Earth to replace our own bruised habitat? Mark Wyatt is philosophical about it, ...

How do Thunderstorms and Lightning Work?

... was hit 15 times in as many minutes; so you can draw your own conclusions about the validity of that statement. What is ...