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Space Coffee

Astronomy News - 13 July 2015 - 9:22am
Advances in the understanding of how fluids behave in low gravity is a key to an excellent cup of coffee in space.

Destination Pluto: Countdown to the historic New Horizons fly-by

Astronomy News - 13 July 2015 - 9:21am

The latest images of Pluto, a checklist of mysteries waiting to be solved. And New Scientist will be covering all the action – live from mission control









VIDEO: Why is Pluto not a planet?

Astronomy News - 13 July 2015 - 9:11am

As Nasa's New Horizons probe gets ready to flyby Pluto on Tuesday, the Royal Observatory's Public Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula looks at one of the most divisive issues in modern science - Pluto's reclassification to a "dwarf planet".

VIDEO: New Horizons on course for Pluto flyby

Astronomy News - 13 July 2015 - 9:11am

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft is due to flyby Pluto on Tuesday and scientists are expecting it to send back the clearest ever images of the distant dwarf planet.

New Horizons set for Pluto flyby

Astronomy News - 13 July 2015 - 9:10am

Engineers say the New Horizons spacecraft is in great shape for its historic flyby of Pluto on Tuesday.