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French researchers have created 3D representations of what our local universe looks like It centres around the Milky Way and Andromeda but extends up to 3,000 million light years away By plotting the universe, astronomers can learn more about how galaxies form
MRI tests on travellers to International Space Station uncover effects on eyeballs and brain connections Mission to Mars may not be possible Humanity's ability to get to and settle on another planet may also be a non-runner
By Eddie Wrenn PUBLISHED: 08:39 GMT, 13 June 2012 | UPDATED: 06:50 GMT, 14 June 2012
Space science is in a tight spot today.
There are 88 officially recognized constellations in the sky, and these astronomical patterns have a fascinating and long history. Forty-eight of the constellations are known as ancient or original, meaning they were talked about by the Greeks and probably by the Babylonians and still earlier peoples.
With the return of the brilliant planet Venus to our evening sky, I'm reminded of an amusing anecdote related by a good friend of mine, George Lovi, a well-known astronomy lecturer and author who passed away in 1993.
By David Wilkes
Among the unsolved mysteries confronting 21st century physics from gravitational waves to dark energy, neutrinos -the "ghosts of the cosmos"- are near the top of the list.
Mystery over the giant cosmic explosion of 774AD, which has left absolutely no trace - except deep within the rings of two cedar treesBy Eddie Wrenn
Looking at the numbers above, you'll immediately notice that you are different ages on the different planets. This brings up the question of how we define the time intervals we measure. What is a day?
Introduction These activities help students to understand the difference between science and pseudoscience by investigating some of astrology's claims. Letting students have a good discussion can be very effective.
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An artist's impression of a brown dwarf similar to J1047+21.