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Mars may not be lifeless, say scientists

Story contains video via BBC | Tue September 07, 2010
Carbon-rich organic molecules, which serve as the building blocks of life, may be present on Mars after all, say scientists - challenging a widely-held notion of the Red Planet as barren.

Big Bear Solar Observatory: The Most Detailed Picture of a Sunspot Ever Recorded

Story contains video via Popular Science | Sat August 28, 2010
Researchers at Big Bear Solar Observatory have tuned their adaptive optics array and achieved first light, capturing this image of a sunspot that is now the most detailed ever captured in visible light.

Rich exoplanet system discovered

via BBC | Tue August 24, 2010
Astronomers have discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets that orbit a star called HD 10180, which is much like our own Sun.

Mars site may hold buried life

via BBC | Fri July 30, 2010
Researchers have identified rocks that they say could contain the fossilised remains of life on early Mars.

700 new planets discovered by NASA

via Toronto Sun | Mon July 26, 2010
NASA's deep-space Kepler probe has found hundreds of new planets — many similar to earth — sparking new hope of life outside our solar system.

Pann-Starrs telescope begins operations to hunt asteroids

via BBC | Thu June 17, 2010
A new telescope facility in Hawaii designed to search for asteroids and comets which could threaten Earth has been made operational.

‘Take us to your leader’ - UFO files out

via Sideways News | GNN staff | Thu February 18, 2010
The latest instalment of Britain's very own X-Files have revealed an unlikely destination for so-called extraterrestrial visitors - the former home secretary Michael Howard's home.

International Space Station gets new observation deck

via BBC | Mon February 15, 2010
Astronauts have successfully installed an extension to the International Space Station in a series of spacewalks.

Avatar’s Pandora possible within years?

via Sideways News | GNN staff | Wed December 23, 2009
The concept of life on the moon may currently be limited to sci-fi blockbusters such as James Cameron's Avatar, but a leading astronomer has suggested it could become a reality in just a few years.

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Space Observatory images

via Telegraph | GNN staff | Tue November 10, 2009
For the first time an infant neutron star has been been observed (blue dot in the centre of the image).

Hubble’s New Camera Delivers Another Stunner

via Wired News | GNN staff | Sat November 07, 2009
The Hubble Space Telescope’s new camera is returning incredibly detailed, stunning images of space.

‘Space lift’ competition takes place

via Sideways News | GNN staff | Fri November 06, 2009
A competition has been held in the US to prove that creating an elevator that could be used to send people into space is possible.

Smos begins climate change mission

via Sideways News | GNN staff | Mon November 02, 2009
A mission to launch a new satellite which will monitor climate change has got off to a successful start.

NASA releases detailed pictures of Mars

via TG Daily | GNN staff | Fri September 04, 2009
NASA has released thousands of high-resolution images of Mars, taken from the Mars Reconaissance Orbiter (MRO).

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