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Rosetta Mission Excitement Builds

Posted: 23 Oct 2014

Recently, Chris North from Cardiff University and The Sky at Night, sat down with Alan Fitzsimmons, from Queen's University Belfast and Oxford's own PhD student Becky Smethurst to discuss the excitement surrounding the Rosetta Mission, which is set to land on Comet 67P on November 12th 2014.

Check out the video here:

Largest ever dark matter map revealed

Posted: 12 Jan 2012

Dark matter: we don't know what it is, but we can figure out where it has to be. This week an international team of astronomers, including Oxford Astrophysics' Malin Velander and Lance Miller, showed the world the largest dark matter map ever created. It's caused quite a stir in the world of science; the map has exciting implications for our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of our Universe.

Astro News: 3rd December 2011

Posted: 03 Dec 2011

In the Universe this week: Mixed news for Mars missions, Mercury is weird, and the Voyager spacecraft see star formation.

Astro News: 25th November 2011

Posted: 25 Nov 2011

This week brought news of the 700th confirmed exoplanet, the potential resurrection of an unfortunate Mars mission, and a beautiful timelapse video of Earth taken from the International Space Station.

Astro News: 19th November 2011

Posted: 19 Nov 2011

In this week’s news, we have a colourful map of the Moon, big news about Big Science funding, and some very naughty neutrinos.

Astro News: 11th November 2011

Posted: 11 Nov 2011

In the news this week: a close encounter with asteroid 2005 YU55, E-ELT edges closer to being funded, and 6 men who survived an unusual space mission.