Space News Archive - April 26, 2010


Aliens most likely exist, but our attempts to contact them could have catastrophic results, British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking told British reporters on Sunday.


New images from ESA’s Planck space observatory reveal the forces driving star formation and give astronomers a way to understand the complex physics that shape the dust and gas in our Galaxy.


The Galileo satellite-navigation system - Europe's answer to the GPS - took a giant step forward on Monday, as the initial spacecraft's payload was shipped to Rome from the Portsmouth, UK factory where it was developed.


NASA Television marks the 20th anniversary of on-orbit operations of the Hubble Space Telescope with a documentary that premieres Monday, April 26 at 2 pm EDT.

NASA is partnering with the Space Grant Consortia of Idaho, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Wyoming in the Summer of Innovation initiative to use the agency's out-of-this-world missions and technology programs to boost summer learning, particularly for students who are underrepresented and underperforming in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.


Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research identify the active regions on the surface of comets.


The European Southern Observatory said on Monday that the world's largest telescope will be built in Chile's northern desert for over $1 billion and will set its sights on discovering other worlds like our own.


NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P Jackson signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Monday to promote and continue collaboration between the two agencies in environmental and Earth sciences and applications.

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