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Orphan planet discovered

... discovered what looks like an enormous planet all on its own in deep space. Adam Murphy found out more from The Open ... David - How do you get a planet floating around on it’s own. Well, there are two ways: one way is you just form the ... and the interstellar medium starts to contract under its own gravity. And if it’s a big enough cloud you’ll get a ...

The Milky Way

Dark matter detected in the Milky Way

... Ghag, who wasn't part of the study but pursues his own research detecting dark matter, here on Earth, explains ... Chamkaur - We can look at galaxies sort of outside of our own and measure, in particular, the velocity of stars on the ... the distribution or how much dark matter there is in our own galaxy. And that's really important if we're going to try ...

UK based satellite programme to launch

It's anticipated funding for the UK to set up its own satellite navigation system is going to be announced soon ... Peter Cowley, who explained whether we need our own GPS system in the first place, when the EU and America ... stuck there so that’s why the Russians set up their own system. That’s why the Chinese have set up their own ...

The Milky Way galaxy

A successor to Hubble

... dust better, so it will allow us to see further into our own galaxy. And also, we'll be able to see the red shifted ... And so this combination of being able to see far into our own galaxy and far out into other galaxies, and to be able to ... the universe in its evolution. Adam - And what about our own galaxy? What can be achieved when the telescope is ...

Artists impression of a black hole at the centre of a galaxy

James Clerk Maxwell Telescope: 30 years later

... Bon Jovi, and Star Trek: Next Generation set out on their own mission to boldly go where no-one has gone before… and ... more evolved stars and then, eventually, stars like our own Sun are called main sequence stars. These early ... necessary to really push the sensitivity limits beyond our own galaxy. The Hubble Space Telescope had been launched and ...

An artist's concept portrays a NASA Mars Exploration Rover on the surface of Mars. Two rovers have been built for 2003 launches and January 2004 arrival at two sites on Mars. Each rover has the mobility and toolkit to function as a robotic geologist.

Finding Your Own Path - The Seeker Project

... sights of interest and then have the rovers find their own way there and do their own science?  The European Space Agency's StarTiger Seeker ...

Winks, Wobbles and Blips - Finding Exoplanets

... Obviously we're very familiar with the planets in our own solar system.  We've known about those for a long ... star directly just as we can't see the planets in our own solar system when it's daytime, when the sun is up. Meera ... of sight on the Earth.  We see this phenomenon in our own solar system.  If Mercury passes between us and the sun ...

Gliese 581

A new Earth-like exoplanet

... the discovery of an Earth-like planet that's outside our own solar system.  It's thought that liquid water, as well ... There are six of them now, so each one pulls with its own period and these are strictly periodic Keplerian motions ... more like it elsewhere in the Milky Way because our own galaxy has got what, two hundred billion stars in it? ...

The star-forming region IC 348 in 13CO as displayed in 3D Slicer. The models represent a 3D contour map in p-p-v (RA-DEC-Velocity) space.

MRI Scanning the Stars

... of information. They were starting to try to build their own software and then we realised that a lot of other people ... Alyssa - One of the things that we're interested in, in my own work which has to do with star formation, is what the ... - Can researchers begin to speculate that, in fact, our own solar system (in other words, the sun and our clutch of ...

 112.2 g fragment of the Chelyabinsk (Cherbakul) meteorite. This specimen was found on a field between the villages of Deputatsky and Emanzhelinsk on February 18, 2013. The broken fragment displays thick primary fusion crust with flow lines and a...

How to find your own meteorite

... tips from astronomer Carolin Crawford on how to find your own hunk of space metal after Graihagh Jackson found a rather ... in their insulation in the roof. So they had their own little meteorite that had hit their roof - I think that's ... Crawford, University of Cambridge Top tips to find your own hunk of space metal... How to find your own meteorite ...

An astronaut in a snowy setting in profile, looking up at the sky

Remembering the mission to the moon

We asked for people to tell us their own feelings about the Moon landing, and their own memories. This is what we heard... I remember thinking it ... up and down between TV in the living room and radio on my own room to follow both events. When I was on tour in Ireland ...

NGC 6744 Galaxy

The Dark Universe

... matter exists... Catherine - So, let's think about our own Milky Way galaxy. So, we've got stars that are spinning around in our own Milky Way galaxy and you can look how fast they're moving ... If there wasn't a big halo of dark matter around our own Milky Way galaxy, all the stars would just simply fly out ...

planets

Exoplanet atmosphere explored by astronomers

... since scientists detected the first planet outside our own solar system. These are called exoplanets and, since ... that we might not even see on any other planets in our own solar system. Firstly we confirmed that there is water in ... warms up, it can actually drive strong winds around our own planet. It’s how things like hurricanes work on the ...

David Willetts, Martyn Poliakoff, Mary Bownes

David Willetts' speech to the AAAS

... as a fellow by the most esteemed scientists in one’s own country is often the honour they cherish most – and ... effort exceeds that of any other country, including my own. Nevertheless I believe that we have some distinctive British strengths which complement your own. And I am confident that alongside the US, Britain is the ...

Milky way galaxy

Cannibal galaxies and dark matter hurricanes

... for want of a better word, of stars which are doing their own thing and you can see that they're moving in a trajectory ... tells you that those have obviously come in with their own agenda, their own direction, movement, velocity, and that's how you could ...

Moon

Jeff Bezos' moon lander

... satellites potentially, and instruments. It's part of his own programme but it's got to the point where he's designed, ... probably break even, where Bezos is funding it with his own money. Adam - So there are at a very different stage in ... has claimed that he is putting in a billion a year of his own money into this project. Adam - So that means he's got a ...

An artists's concept of the 2004 occurence in which a neutron star underwent a \star quake\, causing it to flare brightly, temporarily blinding all x-ray satellites in orbit.

What are ultra-luminous X-ray sources?

... whether they are similar to some black holes we see in our own galaxy, thet are roughly the size of our sun or whether ... we've seen very similar behaviour in sources in our own galaxy when they're at their brightest.  And the great thing about the sources in our own galaxy is we know how big the black holes are.  The ...

"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.

One in Five Sun-like stars have Earth-like Planets

... it means for the search for other worlds a bit like our own, we're joined now by Dr. Andrew Howard who is at the ... a census of the planets orbiting the stars nearest to our own solar system.  We looked at each one of the 166 stars ... finding sit with our understanding of how systems like our own do put themselves together and evolve in the first place? ...

A 700g individual of the NWA 869 meteorite. Chondrules and metal flakes can be seen on the cut and polished face of this specimen. NWA 869 is a ordinary chondrite

Finding a meteorite for yourself...

... tips from astronomer Carolin Crawford on how to find your own hunk of Chelyabinsk meteorite fragmentspace metal after ... in their insulation in the roof. So they had their own little meteorite that had hit their roof - I think that's ... University of Cambridge Top tips on how to get your very own space rock... Finding a meteorite for yourself... ...

Four antennas of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)

The Event Horizon Telescope project

... of the shadow cast by the black hole at the centre of our own galaxy, as he explains to Georgia Mills... Shep - There's ... something like that? Shep - Well, in a paradox of their own immense gravity, black holes, which by definition are ... one of these black hole shadows is in the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy and radio waves are the perfect medium ...

How do magnets work?

... which makes a little tiny electromagnet. Now on its own this doesn’t make something even magnetic. These little ... here is lots and lots of tiny little metal nuts. On their own they’re not stuck to each other; whereas you bring a ... problematic, and these iron nuts are the same. On their own they don’t stick to each other but because they have ...

Image of the Sun's halo as moon passes by

Best Astronomy: Detecting Exoplanets

... what they're like. So as we saw earlier for planets in our own solar system, our initial attempts at characterizing them ... a number of planets. These are planets very unlike our own. They're what I like to refer to as baby Jupiter so ... and cooler planets, eventually imaging planets like our own. Chris - Can we also not, by looking at the light coming ...

A planet

The search for the perfect planet

... with looking for the same signatures that we have in our own Earth; signatures of oxygen, ozone and other chemicals ... planets open a wide range of scientific questions on their own even before we get to a smaller, Earth-sized, cooler ... it each with masses and radii similar to those of our own. Amaury - They have a density which is not that different ...

Using balloons to see Dark Matter

... so Richard Massey from Durham University has developed his own approach. He is using a helium balloon to carry a ... bored waiting and said, "Wouldn't it be nice to have our own satellite, our own telescope in space?" unfortunately, in these times of ...

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses for a photograph beside the United States flag

Who owns the Moon?

... international law, nation states are not permitted to own the moon. But there is an ambiguity because when the '67 ... or would they be just capable of exploiting it to their own benefit and sell things off the back of that which they ... at least private companies that went to the moon on their own initiative, if they were able to find anything worth ...