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Astronomy / Space Science - 26.03.2020
Looking Up From the Mountaintop: Q&A With a Telescope Instrument's Lead Observer
Looking Up From the Mountaintop: Q&A With a Telescope Instrument’s Lead Observer
Satya Gontcho A Gontcho sets her sights high - on millions of distant galaxies and quasars that will be mapped in 3D by the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument It's one thing to design, assemble, and install a next-generation telescope instrument.

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 23.03.2020
Small, precise and affordable gyroscope for navigating without GPS
Small, precise and affordable gyroscope for navigating without GPS
A small, inexpensive and highly accurate gyroscope, developed at the University of Michigan, could help drones and autonomous cars stay on track without a GPS signal.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 18.03.2020
Launch Provider Named for Air Pollution Sensor TEMPO
Launch Provider Named for Air Pollution Sensor TEMPO
The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument, a NASA satellite instrument lead by Principal Investigator Kelly Chance from the Center for Astrophysics Harvard & Smithsonian, will launch to orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 16.03.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - 16.03.2020
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot shrinking in size but not in thickness
Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, is mainly made up of liquids and gases. Its clouds are shaped by jet streams, winds and vortices into numerous parallel bands, as well as coloured patches, one of which clearly stands out: the Great Red Spot.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 07.03.2020
Producing Human Tissue in Space
Producing Human Tissue in Space
The University of Zurich has sent adult human stem cells to the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers from UZH Space Hub will explore the production of human tissue in weightlessness. On 6 March at 11:50 p.m. EST, the International Space Station resupply mission Space X CRS-20 took off from Cape Canaveral (USA).

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 06.03.2020
Gastronauts: Developing food ready for the next space race
Gastronauts: Developing food ready for the next space race
For the new space race, astronauts and space tourists will want to eat a little better than the corn beef sandwiches, applesauce and high-calorie cubes of protein, fat and sugar consumed by NASA scientists in the 1960s.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 06.03.2020
New Stephen Hawking Fellow appointed to share the wonder of science
New Stephen Hawking Fellow appointed to share the wonder of science
One of the first Stephen Hawking Fellows is joining Imperial's Department of Physics to study space weather and inspire a love of science.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 05.03.2020
New Telescopes Aim to Detect Extraterrestrial Intelligence
A team of astronomers led by UC San Diego physicist Shelley Wright is deploying a pair of telescopes that will constantly search the nighttime sky for signals from intelligent life in our galaxy. Project researchers from UC San Diego , UC Berkeley , University of California Observatories and Harvard University recently installed the two prototype telescopes at Lick Observatory near San Jose.

Computer Science / Telecom - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.03.2020
Computing at the Edges of the Earth - and Beyond
Smaller than a playing card, a ChipSat is a tiny new type of satellite, equipped to sense its environment, compute and communicate.

Computer Science / Telecom - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.03.2020
Women in STEM: Krittika D’Silva
Krittika D'Silva is a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, a Gates Cambridge Scholar and a member of Jesus College.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 03.03.2020
Eyes in space to spot bushfire danger zones
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) will lead the development of the first Australian satellite designed to predict where bushfires are likely to start and those that will be difficult to contain. The new satellite will accurately measure forest fuel load and vegetation moisture levels across Australia.

Astronomy / Space Science - 03.03.2020
Birmingham joins hunt for Earth-like planets
Researchers at the University of Birmingham are joining the search for Earth-like planets with the commissioning of a new telescope, named Ganymede, located in Chile, on the site of the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory. Part of the SPECULOOS (Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars) project, the Ganymede telescope is one member of a constellation of telescopes located in various parts of the world, and dedicated to seeking out potentially habitable Earth-sized planets.

Astronomy / Space Science - 02.03.2020
Meteorite observation network sets out to catch a falling star
British scientists are turning their eyes to the skies to track meteorites before they land on UK soil - and they're looking for volunteers to help them recover the space rocks whenever and wherever they fall.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 02.03.2020
Rice satellite OwlSat set to launch in 2022
NASA selects student-designed CubeSat to monitor ultraviolet radiation By Patrick Kurp Special to the Rice News OwlSat, a small research satellite designed by Rice University students to monitor ultraviolet radiation, is set to launch into orbit in 2022.

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 28.02.2020
How to design for a move to Mars
How to design for a move to Mars
Academics, designers and students discussed the design challenges of moving to Mars and potential solutions during a symposium at the Design Museum.

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 24.02.2020
J. William Schopf’s quest to fill a black hole of knowledge
Paleobiologist J. William Schopf — in his 52nd year as a UCLA faculty member — has been on a quest.

Astronomy / Space Science - 18.02.2020

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 17.02.2020
First science data from Solar Orbiter shows Imperial instrument working well
First science data from Solar Orbiter shows Imperial instrument working well
Imperial's instrument on the Solar Orbiter spacecraft was the first to turn on, sending back data that shows it working 'far better than expected'.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 17.02.2020
Extreme-environment training for would-be astronauts
A hand-picked group of students, including several from EPFL, spent a grueling weekend at a space boot camp in Crans-Montana in the Swiss Alps.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.02.2020
Breakthrough Listen scans Milky Way Galaxy for beacons of civilization
Artist's concept of a nearby civilization signaling Earth after observing our planet crossing in front of the sun.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 14.02.2020
Earth's cousins: Upcoming missions to look for 'biosignatures' in the atmospheres of nearby worlds
Earth’s cousins: Upcoming missions to look for ’biosignatures’ in the atmospheres of nearby worlds
Scientists have discovered thousands of exoplanets , including dozens of terrestrial - or rocky - worlds in the habitable zones around their parent stars.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.02.2020
Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show
Hydropower dams cool rivers in the Mekong River basin, satellites show
Hydropower dams, which use flowing water to turn a series of turbines to generate electricity, provide a source of energy that doesn't rely on fossil fuels. But they also disrupt the flow of rivers, and impact the fish and people that live there. Scientists have been monitoring many environmental effects of dams, including how they affect a river's temperature - and could potentially threaten the fish downstream.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.02.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 10.02.2020
Sun explorer spacecraft launches successfully
The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter, which carries instruments proposed, designed and built at UCL, launched today from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 4am UK time.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 10.02.2020
Sun explorer spacecraft successfully launches with Imperial kit on board
Sun explorer spacecraft successfully launches with Imperial kit on board
The UK-built Solar Orbiter spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida and is now on its way to the Sun.

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.02.2020
Three UCL academics appointed UK Research and Innovation council members
Professor Hiranya Peiris (UCL Physics & Astronomy), Dr Lasana Harris (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (UCL Physics & Astronomy) are three of the 16 new council members appointed by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 06.02.2020
Women in STEM: Dr Francesca Chadha-Day
Dr Fran Day is a theoretical physicist, a research fellow at Peterhouse, and a science comedian.

Art and Design - Astronomy / Space Science - 04.02.2020
Conceptual Artist Lowry Burgess Reached For The Stars
As a pioneer and educator, he pushed the boundaries of technology while poetically investigating life on Earth Professor Emeritus Lowry Burgess, former dean of the College of Fine Arts , passed away Tuesday, January 28, at his home in Melbourne, Florida.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 30.01.2020
NASA Retires Spitzer Space Telescope, Infrared Explorer
Approximately 100 million years ago, a smaller galaxy plunged through the heart of the Cartwheel galaxy, creating ripples of brief star formation.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 30.01.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Life Sciences - 30.01.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.01.2020
Women in STEM: Shagita Gounden
Shagita Gounden is a systems engineer working on the world's largest radio telescope, an Executive MBA candidate at Cambridge Judge Business School, and a member of St Edmund's College.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 29.01.2020
Solar Orbiter mission to track the sun's active regions, improve space weather prediction
Solar Orbiter mission to track the sun’s active regions, improve space weather prediction
Our understanding of space weather, its origin on the sun, and its progression and threat to Earth, comes with critical gaps-gaps that the European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter hopes to help fill after its upcoming launch.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 29.01.2020
New telescope reveals most detailed images of sun’s surface
The first images from a newly operational telescope reveal unprecedented detail of the sun's surface and preview the transformative images to come from this 13-foot solar telescope.  The National Science Foundation 's Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope , on the summit of Haleakala in Hawai'i, will enable a new era of solar science and a leap forward in understanding the sun and its impacts on our planet.

Astronomy / Space Science - Business / Economics - 29.01.2020
Cover of CHEOPS Space Telescope Open
Cover of CHEOPS Space Telescope Open
Decisive moment for the CHEOPS space telescope: The cover was opened as intended on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:38 am.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 28.01.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Business / Economics - 24.01.2020
Opening of the CHEOPS cover delayed by a few days
Opening of the CHEOPS cover delayed by a few days
The cover of the CHEOPS space telescope was scheduled to be opened on Monday, January 27, 2020. The date is being pushed back by a few days because several tests are being repeated.

Astronomy / Space Science - 17.01.2020
Astrophysical outreach and premier league research: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From an award for promoting the public understanding of astrophysics to an investigation into football fan injuries, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.01.2020
Second-warmest year, warmest decade: U-M experts available
Last year was the planet's second-warmest year since modern record keeping began in 1880, federal scientists announced today.

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.01.2020
First Asteroid Found Inside Orbit of Venus
A rare asteroid orbiting snugly within the inner confines of our solar system has been discovered by Caltech's Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF, a survey camera based at Palomar Observatory. The newfound body, named 2020 AV2, is the first asteroid found to orbit entirely within the orbit of Venus.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 15.01.2020

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.01.2020
Imperial physicist and chemist honoured in premier young scientist awards
Professor Claudia de Rham and Professor Matthew Fuchter receive accolades in the annual Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 10.01.2020
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