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14 March 2008
The Cassini spacecraft performed a close flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Wednesday, passing within 50km of the surface at closest approach. Scientists are particularly...
13 March 2008
The Moon has reached first quarter in its moonthly orbit around the Earth (a small mis-spelling of the word month, and you realise where the word originates from!). You have...
12 March 2008
Promethei Planum, near the south pole of Mars Credit: ESA/ DLR/ FU Berlin (G. Neukum)
10 March 2008
Artist's impression of rings around Rhea Credit: NASA/JPL
3 March 2008
The mighty constellation of Orion is still dominating the evening sky. But by May, the Earth will have moved so far around the Sun that Orion will be hidden behind the Sun's...
21 February 2008
Eclipse totale de lune, 21 février 2008 /Total lunar eclipse, February 21 2008 Originally uploaded by Laurence_
19 February 2008
In the early hours of the morning of Thursday 21 February (the night of Wednesday 20 February) there will be a total lunar eclipse. The event will be visible from Western...
19 February 2008
BBC News: Planet-hunters set for big bounty Rocky planets, possibly with conditions suitable for life, may be more common than previously thought in our galaxy, a study has...
16 February 2008
Most sky-watchers will recognise the familiar sight of Orion, the constellation which is dominating our view of the night sky at the moment. But how would Orion look if we...