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  • A cosmic monster served up for Halloween

    Wolf-Rayet star HD 50896 imaged using X-ray data from ESA's  XMM-Newton space telescope. Credit: ESA/J. Toala et al

    In space, no one can hear you scream, they say. But that’s what you might want to do if you came...

     
  • Stamps show UK is first class in space

    The 1st Class stamp marking observations of the Sun by SOHO. Credit: Royal Mail

    The UK’s postal service, Royal Mail, will issue a set of new stamps next week that highlight the...

     
  • Russian deal saves missions to Mars

    An impression of the ExoMars rover on the Red Planet. Credit ESA

    European space scientists are breathing sighs of relief after Russia agreed to rescue two missions to...

     
  • Third European space ferry heads for ISS

    Edoardo Amaldi soars into space. Credit: ESA

    Europe’s third ATV space ferry soared into orbit early today in a dazzling night launch from Kourou,...

     
  • Earth will dodge new asteroid in 2013

    An impression of an asteroid orbiting Earth

    A newly-discovered asteroid that is around 50 meters wide will narrowly miss colliding with the Earth...

     
  • Stunning new view of moon and rings

    Cassini's stunning new image of Enceladus and Saturn's rings. Credit: NASA/ESA

    Saturn is probably the most photogenic member of the Solar System. And the highly successful joint NASA/ESA...

     
  • Pillars of Creation seen in new light

    The new image produced by Herschel and XMM-Newton. Credit: ESA

    A stunning image dubbed the Pillars of Creation is possibly the most famous and iconic ever taken by...

     
  • Martian moon skims by giant Jupiter

    Martian moon skims by giant Jupiter

    Sequence showing Phobos graze Jupiter (ESA)Europe’s Mars Express probe has captured an astonishing...

     
  • Spectacular launch for Ariane 5

    Spectacular launch for Ariane 5

    Skymania flew to Kourou in French Guiana last week to witness an important launch from Europe’s...