News tagged with extraterrestrial physics

Dramatic end of plasma crystal experiment

For seven years it delivered outstanding results for science and technology on the International Space Station, now the successful plasma crystal laboratory PK-3 Plus operated one last time. After undocking from the International ...

dateNov 04, 2013 in Plasma Physics
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The peanut at the heart of our galaxy

Two groups of astronomers have used data from ESO telescopes to make the best three-dimensional map yet of the central parts of the Milky Way. They have found that the inner regions take on a peanut-like, or X-shaped, appearance ...

dateSep 12, 2013 in Astronomy
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Finding ET may require giant robotic leap

(Phys.org) -- Autonomous, self-replicating robots -- exobots -- are the way to explore the universe, find and identify extraterrestrial life and perhaps clean up space debris in the process, according to a Penn State engineer, ...

dateApr 18, 2012 in Space Exploration
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German scientists ready for the hunt on dark energy

The German and Russian partners of the new eROSITA X-ray space observatory have now agreed on how to split the data from the first four years of an all sky survey. This decision was announced today at the first dedicated ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Astronomy
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