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August 24, 2014, by Raymond Johnston of The Prague Post

The first two Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites, launched on August 22 from the Guiana Space Centre, have not reached their intended orbits. The satellites were launched as payload […]

Artist's view of one of the first two Galileo full operational capability satellites. Image credit: ESA–J. Huart

Galileo programme steps away from Soyuz rockets

August 22, 2014, by The Prague Post

The EU satellite navigation programme Galileo signed a 500 million euro agreement for three Ariane-5 launchers on August 20 with Arianespace, which wi ...

Artist impression of ESA's Rosetta approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Spacecraft: ESA/ATG medialab; Comet image: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

European satellite to make historic rendezvous with comet

August 6, 2014, by VOANews

A space probe that has been racing across the solar system to catch up with a comet for a decade will finally reach its historic destination Wednesday ...

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Bulgaria to see Supermoon on July 12, first of three in 2014

July 11, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria will join much of the rest of the planet in seeing a Super Moon on July 12 2014, the first of three this year. A Super Moon happens when [&he ...


  • In this illustration from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, a stellar pair consisting of a pulsar and a white dwarf star is seen.
    Astronomers discover ‘Earth-size diamond in space’
    June 25, 2014, by VOANews

    Astronomers say they’ve discovered “an Earth-size diamond in space.” The white dwarf star, some 900 million light-years away, could be the coldest and faintest such star detected. “It’s a really […]

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    Astronauts warn of catastrophic asteroid strikes
    April 24, 2014, by VOANews

    Three former astronauts are sounding the alarm about the dangers our planet faces from asteroid impacts and how steps must be taken now to protect against a catastrophic asteroid strike. […]

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    NASA finds ‘planet bonanza’ of 715 new worlds
    February 27, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    NASA’s Kepler mission said on February 26 2014 that it had found 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system, […]

  • Image credit: Bill Saxton; NRAO/AUI/NSF
    Triple-star system may answer questions about gravity
    January 7, 2014, by VOANews

    The discovery of a three-star system may yield clues that help scientists define the true nature of gravity. The system, which consists of two white dwarf stars and a superdense pulsar, […]