Rosetta-Alice spectrograph obtains first ultraviolet spectra of cometary surface
Rosetta-Alice spectrograph obtains first ultraviolet spectra of cometary surface

NASA's Rosetta-Alice spectrograph has obtained the first far ultraviolet spectra of a cometary surface while orbiting 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko .

Researchers map in detail Ganymede, largest moon in the solar system

The US Geological Survey has completed the first global geological map of Ganymede, Jupiter`s largest moon and also the largest moon in the solar system.

How Galileo`s visual illusion works in the mind`s eye revealed

Researchers have studied a visual illusion that was first discovered by Galileo Galilei, and found that it occurs because of the surprising way our eyes see lightness and darkness in the world.

400 years of gazing at Heavens

There was one who dared to gaze at the Heavens rather than bow with fear and reverence.

400 years of gazing at Heavens

There was one who dared to gaze at the Heavens rather than bow with fear and reverence.

Galileo`s fingers found

Two fingers and a tooth removed from Galileo in 1737 have been found.

Galileo`s telescope reaches 400th anniversary

Exactly 400 years ago today, on 25 August 1609, the Italian astronomer and philosopher Galilei Galileo showed Venetian merchants his new creation, a telescope – the instrument that was to bring him both scientific immortality.