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21 Oct 2013
Registration for the Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut 2014 programme is now open! Budding young astronauts aged 8 to 12 from across the UK are invited to take part in this international challenge and undertake activities focusing on fitness and nutrition.
18 Oct 2013
From the tiniest fraction of a second after the Big Bang to the evolution of stars and galaxies over 13.8 billion years, Europe’s Planck space telescope has provided new insight into the history of our Universe. Although science observations are now complete, the legacy of the Planck mission lives on.
16 Oct 2013
Europe’s comet-chasing mission Rosetta will wake up in 100 days’ time from deep-space hibernation to reach the destination it has been cruising towards for a decade.
16 Oct 2013
There are only two more weeks left to apply for the UK Space Agency’s community sponsorship award scheme, Space for All 2013, with a deadline of 28 October. Last year’s projects have been very successful and are concluding over the next few months.
14 Oct 2013
1500 light years away from Earth lies the nearest star-forming region. Because of their proximity, the spectacular Orion Nebula and the miniature Orion Nebula, shown in this image, provide a unique laboratory for studies by astronomers at many wavelengths.
9 Oct 2013
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced a new funding opportunity for research utilising bed rest facilities. Bed rest is a unique tool in human health and biological research, with particular interest for researchers in human spaceflight. This is because observing subjects in a bed rest situation - wherein volunteers are confined to bed, sometimes with a downward head tilt, for long periods -- mimics many of the effects on human physiology of being in space.
8 Oct 2013
A prototype Mars rover is about to be put through its paces in the desolate Atacama Desert.
4 Oct 2013
Every year, from the 4 to 10 October, space enthusiasts around the world celebrate mankind’s greatest achievements in space as part of World Space Week. This year we are celebrating the exploration of Mars and how it helps us to understand ourselves and the world in which we live.
4 Oct 2013
It’s World Space Week and we’ve got a Tim Peake treat for all you aspiring astronauts.
3 Oct 2013
Using a telescope in Antarctica and Europe’s Herschel space observatory, astronomers have made the first detection of a subtle twist in the relic radiation from the Big Bang, paving the way towards revealing the first moments of the Universe’s existence.