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A Message From Earth. What are these Earthlings trying to tell us? The above message was broadcast from Earth towards the globular star cluster M13 in 1974. During the dedication of the Arecibo Observatory - still the largest single radio telescope in the world - a string of 1's and 0's representing the above diagram was sent. Read more at: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html (Feb 19, 2012)

Detecting extraterrestrial life through motion

Mention the word ‘bacteria’ in a conversation and you’ll get mixed reactions: some will go ‘NASTY bugs that cause disease and spoil foods!’ while others may equate bacteria to the friendly fellows that keep our gut healthy and are added to ...

Odd Dance of Mini Alien Exoplanet System is a Clockwork Wonder

Carbon in Vesta's craters: Asteroid may have brought carbon to Earth and inner solar system

Carbon in Vestas craters: Asteroid may have brought carbon to Earth and inner solar system

Giant methane storms on Uranus

Huge ocean confirmed underneath solar system’s largest moon, containing more water than Earth's oceans combined

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed a pair of auroral belts encircling the Jovian moon Ganymede. The belts were observed in ultraviolet light by the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph and are coloured blue in this illustration.

Gaia: Largest ever space camera is ready to map a billion stars

After its successful launch in December, European Space Agency's (ESA) Gaia has now taken up its position in space and is ready to survey the skies. With the help of two onboard telescopes focused onto the largest ever space ...

Exploring strange new worlds [Collection of VIDEOS]

Astronomers see supernova shockwave for first time

The shockwave generated by the explosion of an ageing giant star has been observed by an international team of astronomers. The discovery, accepted for publishing in the Astrophysical Journal, will help scientists understand the life cycle of...