ESA missions gear up for transit of Venus

(Phys.org) -- ESA’s Venus Express and Proba-2 space missions, along with the international SOHO, Hinode, and Hubble spacecraft, are preparing to monitor Venus and the Sun during the transit of Earth’s sister planet ...

Blowing bubbles in the Carina Nebula

(Phys.org) -- Giant bubbles, towering pillars and cascading clouds of dust and gas fill the star-forming nursery of the Carina Nebula seen here in a stunning new view from Herschel to launch ESA Space Science’s image ...

BlackBerry maker stock slips to new low

Shares in BlackBerry maker Research In Motion fell below $10, the lowest point in nearly eight years, amid growing concerns about the outlook for the troubled smartphone maker.

Emerging optics technology to fly on microsatellite

A kitchen gadget used to sift flour and other ingredients is the inspiration behind the name of an emerging technology that could resolve some of the more intriguing components of the sun's chromosphere -- the irregular layer ...

How religion promotes confidence about paternity

Religious practices that strongly control female sexuality are more successful at promoting certainty about paternity, according to a study published in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

NASA looks at Typhoon Mawar, now heading to sea

Over the weekend of June 2 and 3, Typhoon Mawar skirted the east coast of the Philippines bringing heavy surf, heavy rainfall and gusty winds that led to several missing and injured people. NASA's TRMM satellite and Aqua ...

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