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An artist's rendition of Rosetta probe during a flyby. Credit: ESA/C.Carreau
An artist's rendition of Rosetta probe during a flyby. Credit: ESA/C.Carreau


Anomaly In Satellites’ Flybys Confounds Scientists

When space probes, such as Rosetta and Cassini, fly over certain planets and moons, in order to gain momentum and travel long distances, their speed changes slightly for an unknown reason. A Spanish researcher has now analysed whether or not a hypothetical gravitomagnetic field could have an influence. However, other factors such as solar radiation, […]

A couple who have been holding hands for 700 years have been uncovered at the ‘lost’ chapel of St Morrell in Leicestershire. Credit: University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS)
A couple who have been holding hands for 700 years have been uncovered at the ‘lost’ chapel of St Morrell in Leicestershire. Credit: University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS)


‘Lost Chapel’ Skeletons Found Holding Hands After 700 Years

Some relationships last a lifetime – and University of Leicester archaeologists have discovered that they can last even longer after unearthing two skeletons at a lost chapel in Leicestershire that have been holding hands for 700 years. The happy couple refused to be parted by death when they were discovered by a team of archaeologists […]

Artist's View of M60-UCD1 Black Hole Image Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI-RCC14-41a
Artist's View of M60-UCD1 Black Hole Image Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI-RCC14-41a


Hubble Helps Find Smallest Known Galaxy Containing A Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place — a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. The black hole is five times the mass of the one at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. It is […]