ESA presents Mars in 3D

05 February, 2008

I have a new story published by ESA:


“Mars is about to come into 3D focus as never before, thanks to the data from the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC). A new high-resolution Digital Terrain Model data set that has just been released onto the Internet, will allow researchers to obtain new information about the Red Planet in 3D. …”

 

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The Cold Cosmos

23 January, 2008

I have a new feature article in February’s BBC Sky At Night magazine.


“There’s a secret Universe waiting to be explored, and it’s rather chilly.  Stuart Clark investigates the submillimetre realm – astronomy’s new frontier.” Read the full story in the February 2008 issue of BBC Sky At Night.

 

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Milky Way's antimatter linked to exotic black holes

22 January, 2008

I have a new story posted over at newscientist.com:
“Legions of tiny black holes created during the big bang may lurk at the centre of the galaxy, creating a prodigious antimatter factory, a new study suggests. The work could explain where the Milky Way's antimatter comes from – one of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics.”

 

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Has Messenger revealed lava flows on Mercury?

21 January, 2008

I have a new story published over at newscientist.com:
“Images from NASA's Messenger spacecraft hint at the presence of solidified lava flows on the surface of Mercury. If confirmed, they should provide crucial clues to unlocking the planet's history. …”

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Are we alone in the dark?

18 January, 2008

I have the cover story on BBC Focus’s February issue.


“Where in the Universe are the conditions just right for extraterrestrial life to exist?  Astronomers are realizing it’s a rough old neighbourhood out there, as Stuart Clark discovers.”

 

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Probe returns first image of Mercury's unseen side

16 January, 2008

I have a new story published over at newscientist.com:


“NASA's Messenger spacecraft has taken its first look at the unseen side of Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun. It has revealed the full extent of Mercury's gigantic Caloris Basin, one of the largest impact craters in the solar system and discovered its first Mercury mystery: unusual dark-rimmed craters. …”

 

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