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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 ...

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 ...

Full Moon

What's special about the Moon?

... sure we can get things right on what is effectively our own front doorstep, on the moon. So the moon in that sense ... long-term? Lewis - I do. It's something that, within my own research of astrobiology and space exploration, it's ... for humanity to do. To start spreading beyond our own planet, look beyond into new horizons, start establishing ...

Artist's impression of the James Webb Telescope

The Future of Space Exploration

... the International Space Station, so it's really just our own imagination and technology that limits us. I think it ...

Stars at night

Molecule dashes hopes for interstellar signs of life

... a star without any planets, as well as on a comet in our own solar system. Izzie Clarke heard from Jes Jorgensen from ...

The Juno spacecraft will arrive in orbit around Jupiter in 2016

Finding our way through space

... presto; but what about navigating in space? Even in our own solar system the distances are measured in millions or ...

The picture shows an illustration of a rover on Mars.

Down to Earth: the mini vacuum pump

... materials are present, the Curiosity rover is carrying its own miniature mass spectrometer. A mass spectrometer is a ...

cordless drill

Down to Earth: The cordless drill

... of the moon, including that the moon may once have had its own magnetic field. In order to get samples deeper from the ...

Weak muscles

What happens to muscles in space?

... No. They do make the suit just for you so you do have your own space suit. So you’re fitted - they have these special ...

 The Great Red Spot as seen from Voyager 1 This dramatic view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its surroundings was obtained by Voyager 1 on February 25, 1979, when the spacecraft was 5.7 million miles (9.2 million kilometers) from Jupiter. Cloud...

What would happen if I moved to Jupiter?

... of GPS satellites that orbit the Earth each have their own clock on board, which broadcasts its signal to receivers, ...

Golden Orb Weaver.

What shape would a spider web be in space?

... the pictures they've got on this article and from NASA's own website shows spiders that do seem to make quite good ...

60 years of NASA

... out from the lunar lander, Michael Collins was setting his own record. Left orbiting the moon alone in Columbia, he ...

"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.

Why Earth isn’t a Watery World

... of star, but helps to fill in our understanding of how our own system evolved. Despite thinking of Earth as a “Blue ...

space

The space race in 2018

... it hasn’t happened . He’s actually going to launch his own very first Tesla car there and it’s being sent on a ...

A large astronomical telescope against a dark starry sky.

Taking a new look at old stars

... very little metal in it, making it a very early star. Our own Sun is only about 4.6 billion years old. Studying old ...

universe

Getting to grips with relativity: Why Luke and Leia are different ages

... because the ball has the trolley’s motion and its own motion relative to the trolley. David - When the trolley ...

space junk

Scooping up space junk

... Guglielmo - Ah, well. In our case we have released our own piece of artificial debris so we knew where it was, and ...

Light bulb moments

What's your favourite accidental scientific discovery?

... took off! So then he was like “oh, did she just fake her own death so she didn’t have to mate?” And he did a ...

 Closeup front view of one antenna of the Allan Telescope Array, a radio telescope for combined radio astronomy and SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) research being built by the University of California at Berkeley, outside San...

The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

... collegially, but there are a number of groups doing their own thing. Chris -   So it's not just confined or ...

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 ...

Question marks

Testing our panels' metal: quiz time

... out of the way, a volume of water equivalent to its own mass; hence the level of water won’t change when the ...