New cosmic map solves one mystery but deepens another
The most precise ever map of the large scale structure of the universe has confirmed predictions of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. However, the findings have also deepened a long-standing cosmological mystery about an unexplained so-called cold spot covering a vast sector of the universe.
New world discovered in the outer reaches of the solar system
A new world has been discovered in the outer reaches of the solar system some 13.6 billion kilometres from the Sun. The distant frozen world was originally detected in 2014 and has now been confirmed by the International Astronomical Union.
Strange double peanut shaped galaxies discovered
Astronomers have discovered weird structures shaped like double peanuts in two nearby galaxies.
The discovery reported in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society are thought to provide new clues about the history of these galaxies.
Schiaparelli prepares to land on Mars
In less than a week from now the European Space Agency’s ExoMars entry, descent and landing module Schiaparelli will touch down on the frozen arid surface of the red planet. The cone-shaped lander was launched on 14 March attached to ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter spacecraft for the seven-month journey to Mars.
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