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Mars volcanoes launch dust storms like a skate ramp

13 May 2015 - 10:12am
Weird dust storms on Mars suggest that massive volcano Olympus Mons is the solar system's sickest half-pipe







The election results are in: the next President of the RAS will be Prof. John Za...

12 May 2015 - 10:31am
The election results are in: the next President of the RAS will be Prof. John Zarnecki!

New vice-presidents are Don Kurtz and Christine Peirce, whilst new Councillors are Joanna Barstow, Mike Bode, Caitriona Jackman, Sara Russell and Stephen Serjeant.

http://www.ras.org.uk/news-and-press/2630-election-results-2015-new-president-and-council


Election results 2015: new President and Council
www.ras.org.uk
The results of the 2015 RAS elections were announced at the Annual General Meeting of the society on 8 May. The following Fellows were elected to serve on Council, the governing body of the society:

Auroras on Mars

12 May 2015 - 10:31am
NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has detected widespread auroras on Mars.

Millions of missing galaxies found hiding in plain sight

12 May 2015 - 10:30am

A type of galaxy thought to be all but extinct has turned up in our own backyard in the same abundance as in the early universe







Supernova blast shows stars die in lopsided explosions

11 May 2015 - 10:08am

A closer look at a supernova confirms simulations that an asymmetric explosion is required to trigger stellar death