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Cassini image: Criss-crossed rings

At first glance, Saturn's rings appear to be intersecting themselves in an impossible way. In actuality, this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the rings in front of the planet, upon which the shadow of the rings ...

dateApr 29, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Hiding in the sunshine: the search for other Earths

We humans might not be the only ones to ponder our place in the universe. If intelligent aliens do roam the cosmos, they too might ask a question that has gripped humans for centuries: Are we alone? These aliens might even ...

dateApr 29, 2016 in Astronomy
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Image: Astronaut Umberto Guidoni in training

ESA astronaut Umberto Guidoni training in Houston, USA, for his Space Shuttle mission STS-100 to the International Space Station that was launched 19 April 2001, making him the first European to work in the research laboratory.

dateApr 20, 2016 in Space Exploration
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