Jan 19, 2017

Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system suffers multiple clock failures

Europe’s beleaguered Galileo satellite navigation system has suffered another setback, with clocks failing onboard a number of satellites in space, the European Space Agency said Wednesday. Designed to render Europe independent from America’s GPS, the €10 billion ($11 billion) project may experience further delays ...

NASA asteroid probes to study early solar system

Jan 5, 2017

NASA asteroid probes to study early solar system

NASA on Wednesday announced two unmanned asteroid missions designed to study one of the earliest eras in the history of the solar system. They have been dubbed Lucy and Psyche, and the U.S. space agency hopes to launch them in 2021 and 2023, respectively. ...

'Star factory' in Orion glimpsed through dust clouds

Jan 5, 2017

'Star factory' in Orion glimpsed through dust clouds

The European Space Agency on Wednesday released stunning images of baby stars taking shape inside the Milky Way’s Orion nebula. The massive Orion A molecular cloud is the “star factory” closest to Earth, and has given astronomers a front-row seat to observe how stellar ...