NASA Breaking News 28 Apr 2009, 04:00 UTC NASA's Swift satellite and an international team of astronomers have found a gamma-ray burst from a star that died when the universe was only 630 million years old, or less than five percent of its present age.
Gemini Observatory 27 Apr 2009, 22:03 UTC For Embargoed ReleaseEmbargo ends at 9:00 pm EDT, April 28, 2009 The fading infrared afterglow of GRB 090423 appears in the center of thisfalse-color image taken with the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii. Theburst is the farthest cosmic explosion yet seen. Credit: Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA, D. Fox and A.Cucchiara (Penn State Univ.) and E. Berger (Harvard Univ.)read more
ESA Top News 27 Apr 2009, 08:40 UTC Following confirmation from Eurockot Launch Services that they will launch ESA's SMOS mission on 9 September this year, the satellite has just been taken out of storage – providing an opportunity for the media to view the satellite before it is prepared for shipment to the launch site in Russia.
Planetary Society Press Wire 27 Apr 2009, 07:00 UTC Planetary Society Awards NEO Trackers
NASA Breaking News 27 Apr 2009, 04:00 UTC NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Sandra Magnus, who recently returned to Earth after several months living aboard the International Space Station, will be available for television interviews via satellite Thursday, April 30.
Royal Astronomical Society 24 Apr 2009, 15:21 UTC Nominations for the 2010 RAS awards and medals are invited.
Royal Astronomical Society 23 Apr 2009, 10:11 UTC A team of astronomers from the Instituto Astrofisica Canarias (IAC) have found an interesting shadow cast by a forming star system. Team member Dr Basmah Riaz, an ER fellow for the Marie Curie CONSTELLATION network, will present the results of their work on Thursday 23rd April in a poster at the European Week of Astronomy and Space Science conference at the University of Hertfordshire.
International Year of Astronomy Press Releases 23 Apr 2009, 10:00 UTC Keeping up-to-date with cutting-edge astronomy and space science breakthroughs has just become that much easier, thanks to the Portal To The Universe, the latest Cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). As a high-tech website embracing Web 2.0 technologies, the Portal to the Universe aims to become a one-stop-shop for astronomy news.