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0 Published by Tony Darnell on 27th Jan, 2017

Observations from around the world throw confusion into our understanding of the rate of expansion of the early universe; a simple chemistry method could vastly enhance how scientists search for signs of life on other planets; and the ESA’s Gaia spac

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 21st Jan, 2017

Updates on various space- and ground-based missions and instruments, including Juno, WFIRST and the WLT; and scientists, using rocks from the Moon, have found that the Moon is a lot older than we previously thought.

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 13th Jan, 2017

A look back at the touchdown of the Huygens lander on Titan some twelve years ago and a look ahead at what’s in store for the Cassini later this year; and astronomers find distant stars in the Milky Way were probably ripped off of another galaxy.

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 6th Jan, 2017

Those who have been with me from the beginning know that Space Fan News was born six years ago this week to report biggest and most exciting astronomical discoveries announced during the winter conference of the American Astronomical Society.

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 30th Dec, 2016

Today, I’m going to share some of those trends that I’ve noticed developing in 2016 with an eye towards what I think is in store for us in 2017 and beyond.

0 Published by Tony Darnell on 9th Dec, 2016

Analysis from a new galaxy survey suggests that dark matter may be less dense and more smoothly distributed throughout space than previously thought; and in spite of the Schiaparelli crash earlier this year, the ESA approves funding for ExoMars rover