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Eleven rockets set to reveal the mysteries in the Earth's atmosphere

In cooperation with NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, scientists at the University of Oslo are now set to reveal the mysteries of physics in the atmosphere by launching eleven rockets.

Physicists discover an "ozone layer" on distant exoplanet

The exoplanet WASP-121b has a stratosphere that absorbs radiation from the planet’s star.

NICER will reveal the mysteries of neutron stars

Did you know that neutron stars have many of the same properties as black holes? The big difference being that we can actually see them. A new NASA-mission has just set out to explore the many mysteries of neutron stars.

New space telescope will reveal the light of the first stars and galaxies

The enormous James Webb telescope will soon be launched into space, and scientists are already looking forward to the new knowledge it will bring.

Scientist: We could find intelligent life in space within two decades

For the first time in human history, we have both the knowledge and the technology to search for alien life. And we may find it as early as the middle of this century.

Space bacteria will produce dinner for Mars astronauts

A group of Danish university students are developing a simple and cheap way for astronauts to produce their own food on Mars.

Mysterious meteorite sheds new light on the Solar System

A completely new type of meteorite discovered in Sweden suggests a previously unknown part of Earth’s history.

Studying astronaut headaches could help patients on Earth

A cure for headaches and impaired vision may be found by studying astronauts in space as well as patients on Earth.

Watch ESA’s new satellite being launched into space

The European Space Agency’s newest satellite soared into orbit with a beautiful backdrop of the northern lights.

Scientists confirm the world’s only twin asteroid strike in Sweden

460 million years ago, two asteroids struck Earth in what is now Sweden. It is the only proven example of such a double strike.

Teachers can help nip mental illness in the bud

Young people who are struggling sometimes conceal these troubles from their families. Teachers have a better chance catching the first signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents, according to a new Norwegian study.