How black holes feed quasars
There's growing evidence that the strange physics in black holes provides the energy to power quasars. Also; how the Sun causes lightning on Earth, And NASA's new Orion spacecraft arrives at the Kennedy Space Centre for its first test flight.
Touchdown! Philae lands on comet
History made as the first spacecraft successfully lands on a comet. Also; astronomers peer deep into the heart of a supernova, and up to half the stars in the universe may be orphans.
Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes
Investigation continues into tragic Virgin Galactic crash. Also; first stage engine malfunction a possible cause of Antares rocket failure, and China completes its first return mission to the Moon.Wednesday, 5 November 2014
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Astronomers get an unprecedented view of the fireball from an exploding star. Also China takes another step in its plans to send taikonauts to the Moon, and Antares rocket explodes seconds after launch.
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Have we finally found dark matter?
New X-ray data suggests the possible detection of proposed dark matter particles called axions. Also; plasma bombs and tornadoes detected on the Sun, and secret space shuttle lands after 22 months in orbit.
Meet Earth's fifth 'moon'
Scientists discover another 'moon' orbiting Earth. Also; a new subatomic particle improves our understanding of the fundamental forces of nature, and the Milky Way only has half as much dark matter as previously thought.
Water older than the solar system
Up to half the water on Earth may be older than the Sun. Also; gravitational wave discovery claims turn to dust, and meteor strikes may not be random.
Rosetta's comet landing site selected
Rosetta mission managers choose a site for the historic first landing on the comet. Also; NASA's Curiosity rover arrives at its final destination at the Martian peak Aeolis Mons, and a new Australian telecommunications satellite launches into orbit.
Scientists peer into the Sun's core
Astronomers detect neutrino particles generated in the core of the Sun. Also; bubble around solar system formed as cluster of nearby supernovae exploded about ten million years ago, and birth of a massive galaxy seen for the first time.
Two white dwarfs may fuel supernovae
Astronomers discover fusion of two white dwarfs may cause thermonuclear supernovae. Also; five potential target sites selected for Rosetta's historic mission to land on a comet, and New Horizons passes the orbit of Neptune on its way to our first close encounter with Pluto