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This super camera will search for signs of life on Mars

VIDEO: In 2020 a new probe will be sent to Mars. Aboard will be a new camera with x-rays and a super lens to search for previous life on the red planet.

New satellite will test Einstein’s theory

A new satellite is launched that will test Einstein's general theory of relativity. Alongside it is a miniature satellite, designed and built by students to monitor shipping around Greenland.

Space travelling cancer cells filmed for the first time

A team of scientists have filmed living cancer cells in space for the very first time.

Scientists are trying to brew oxygen on Mars

New device makes oxygen from Mars’ atmosphere to pave the way for future astronauts on the planet.

Danish scientist hopes to find origins of life on comet

After her ten-year voyage the Rosetta spacecraft is preparing to land today on the comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Scientists at Aarhus University can't wait to get their hands on the data from the mission. It may well tell the story of how life came to earth.

Danish scientist: lunar mining mission just a few years away

The Moon is full of rare minerals and new energy forms that can be used on Earth, says a Danish scientist who is working on getting mining companies to the moon in just a few years.

Snake robot on Mars?

ESA wants its operations on other planets to have greater mobility and manoeuvrability. Researchers are looking into whether snake robots could be the answer.

Sailing by solar winds

A new type of solar wind sail can take us to the asteroids. Tests in space are scheduled next year when a Finnish satellite is launched.

Clearing up a Big Bang mystery

Alternative ideas have been put forward to fix what astrophysicists see as a flaw in the standard Big Bang model. But which is the right one? Data from the Planck satellite could provide the answer.

Big Bang mission relies on Danish technology

Danish researchers will supply crucial technology for a new mission to find evidence for the Big Bang theory. The mission requires technology that can measure distances of five million kilometres with the precision of a picometre – that's 0,00000000001cm.