Scientists have discovered fast radio bursts beyond the Milky Way galaxy. They believe it could lead to clues on what is out in intergalactic space
It's had its ups and downs, but two years into its mission, the European Space Agency has celebrated its release of the first data from the Gaia space observatory. It aims to map a billion stars in our galaxy.
Alan Pire from Münster, Germany
Western science worships cycles. And to some there's no clearer indication of our obsession than the approaching total eclipse on August 21. DW talks to eclipses chaser and astronomer Professor Anthony Aveni.
It's a 'cornerstone' mission for Europe. The Gaia space observatory aims to plot the most accurate, 3D map of our galaxy. Could the first set of data, released on Wednesday, radically change science?
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