Black hole winds pull the plug on star formation25 March 2015
Black hole winds pull the plug on star formation25 March 2015 Astronomers using ESA’s Herschel space observatory have found that the winds blowing from a huge black hole are sweeping away its host galaxy’s reservoir of raw star-building material.
Rosetta makes first detection of molecular nitrogen at a comet19 March 2015 ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has made the first measurement of molecular nitrogen at a comet, providing clues about the temperature environment in which Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko formed.
Crossing the boundary from high to low on Mars12 March 2015
Crossing the boundary from high to low on Mars12 March 2015 On the boundary between the heavily cratered southern highlands and the smooth northern lowlands of Mars is an area rich in features sculpted by water and ice.
Hot water activity on icy moon’s seafloor 11 March 2015
Hot water activity on icy moon’s seafloor 11 March 2015 Tiny grains of rock detected by the international Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn point to hydrothermal activity on the seafloor of its icy moon Enceladus.
Improved vision for James Webb Space Telescope25 February 2015
Improved vision for James Webb Space Telescope25 February 2015 Key science elements of the James Webb Space Telescope have been upgraded ahead of the observatory’s launch in 2018.
Mars hills hide icy past19 February 2015
Mars hills hide icy past19 February 2015 A complex network of isolated hills, ridges and small basins spanning 1400 km on Mars is thought to hide large quantities of water-ice.