Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy 24 Jul 2019, 14:00 UTC The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is set to become the largest radio telescope on Earth. Scientists of Bielefeld University and the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) with international partners have now examined the SKA-MPG telescope—a prototype for the part of the SKA that receives signals in the mid-frequency range. The study, published today (24 July) in the journal ‘Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society’, shows that the telescope, jointly developed by the MPIfR and MT-Mechatronics GmbH, is not only a prototype to test the SKA design, but can also be used on its own to provide insights into the origin of the universe
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 24 Jul 2019, 08:40 UTC The Moon’s south pole region is home to some of the most extreme environments in the solar system: it’s unimaginably cold, massively cratered, and has areas that are either constantly bathed in sunlight or in darkness. This is precisely why NASA wants to send astronauts there in 2024 as part of its Artemis program.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory 23 Jul 2019, 13:20 UTC
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 22 Jul 2019, 16:20 UTC Southern California got all shook up after a set of recent quakes. But Earth isn't the only place that experiences quakes: Both the Moon and Mars have them as well. NASA sent the first seismometer to the Moon 50 years ago, during the Apollo 11 mission; the agency's InSight lander brought the first seismometer to Mars in late 2018, and it's called the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS).
ESA Top News 22 Jul 2019, 13:36 UTC An ambitious instrument for ESA’s ExoMars 2020 mission has passed its testing in conditions resembling those on the Red Planet. It will now be transported to Russia for its acceptance review, followed by integration onto the Kazachok Surface Platform, scheduled for launch this time next year.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 19 Jul 2019, 11:46 UTC Galaxies come in many shapes and sizes. One of the key galaxy types we see in the universe is the spiral galaxy, as demonstrated in an especially beautiful way by the subject of this Hubble Space Telescope image, NGC 2985. NGC 2985 lies over 70 million light-years from the solar system in the constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear).
ESA Science & Technology 18 Jul 2019, 16:01 UTC Observing stars that are known to harbour planets with unprecedented accuracy to characterise their planetary population – this is the main goal of ESA's upcoming CHEOPS mission, scheduled for launch between 15 October and 14 November. But how exactly is the mission going to achieve this?