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Astronomy / Space Science - 24.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - 24.06.2019
ESA marks Asteroid Day on 30 June
ESA marks Asteroid Day on 30 June
ESA will be participating in this year's Asteroid Day , the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across space, taking place on Sunday, 30 June.

Astronomy / Space Science - 21.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 20.06.2019
Looking for life: UW researchers, presentations abound at 2019 astrobiology conference in Bellevue
What are ocean worlds like? Is life possible inside a planet? What might a faraway technological civilization look like from here? Which planets warrant closer study, and why? And above all: Are we a

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.06.2019
"warm" glow of Uranus’s rings
The rings of Uranus are invisible to all but the largest telescopes - they weren't even discovered until 1977 - but they're surprisingly bright in new heat images of the planet taken by two large telescopes in the high deserts of Chile.

Astronomy / Space Science - Music - 20.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - 19.06.2019
As above, so below - lunar rescue device tested underwater
With its rocky, sandy terrain and buoyant salt water, the bottom of the ocean floor has more in common with the lunar surface than you might imagine. That is why this week two members of NASA mission NEEMO 23 are testing ESA's latest prototype to rescue astronauts on the Moon. ESA's Lunar Evacuation System Assembly (LESA) is a pyramid-like structure designed to be deployed by a single astronaut in lunar gravity to rescue an incapacitated crewmate.

Astronomy / Space Science - 19.06.2019
ESA's new mission to intercept a comet
ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet
'Comet Interceptor' has been selected as ESA's new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme.

Astronomy / Space Science - 19.06.2019
ESA celebrates Asteroid Day on 30 June
ESA celebrates Asteroid Day on 30 June
ESA will be participating in this year's Asteroid Day , the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across space, taking place on Sunday, 30 June. The Agency will share with media and public its various activities related to asteroids, which it regards as a vital subject for scientific study, as 'time capsules' from early in the history of the Solar System and the birth of the planets.

Astronomy / Space Science - 17.06.2019
Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Juice, will ride into space on an Ariane launch vehicle, Arianespace and ESA confirmed today at the International Paris Air Show.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 17.06.2019
NASA Selects Carnegie Mellon To Develop Lunar Pit Exploration Technology
NASA has approved a $2 million research initiative for Carnegie Mellon University roboticists to develop technologies necessary for robotic exploration of pits on the moon - the lunar equivalent of sinkholes - which might provide access to shelter and resources that could sustain future lunar missions.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 14.06.2019
Space agencies come together
Space agencies come together
On 14 June, President Hiroshi Yamakawa of JAXA was welcomed at the 282 nd meeting of the ESA Council - the Agency's governing body - held at ESA's Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.06.2019
Imperial celebrates
Imperial celebrates "towering intellectual achievement" of CERN
Imperial celebrated its deep links with CERN and the power of international collaboration with a visit to the Large Hadron Collider. CERN is more than just a feat of engineering. It is a tremendous human endeavor.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.06.2019
Imperial celebrates
Imperial celebrates "intellectual achievement of humankind" at CERN visit
Imperial celebrated its deep links with CERN and the power of international collaboration with a visit to the Large Hadron Collider. CERN is more than just a feat of engineering. It is a tremendous human endeavor.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.06.2019
Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems
The Gemini Planet Imager searched hundreds of nearby stars for exoplanets using the Gemini South telescope located in the Chilean Andes.

Astronomy / Space Science - 10.06.2019
All-woman team commands rock-zapping laser on Mars
All-woman team commands rock-zapping laser on Mars
The team is responsible for sending commands to the ChemCam instrument, which shoots Martian rocks with a laser to determine their chemical make-up Typically on teams like this you'll have a few women, but a majority are men.

Astronomy / Space Science - 10.06.2019
Samantha dives back into operations
Samantha dives back into operations
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will swap her spacesuit for dive gear this month as commander of a 10-day international research and exploration mission to the Atlantic Ocean floor.

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 07.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 07.06.2019

Business / Economics - Astronomy / Space Science - 07.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 07.06.2019
Bern in Space - celebrating 50 years since the moon landing
Bern in Space - celebrating 50 years since the moon landing
At the end of June, the University of Bern is holding a diverse science festival to mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing: a multimedia show on Bundesplatz will display milest

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 06.06.2019
Carnegie Mellon Robot, Art Project To Land on Moon in 2021
CMU becomes space-faring university with payloads aboard Astrobotic lander Carnegie Mellon University is going to the moon, sending a robotic rover and an intricately designed arts package that will land in July 2021.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 06.06.2019
Putting Earth Science Skills to Use…..on Mars
Hannah Munguia, a UC San Diego environmental engineering student with an earth science minor, had a revelation when she worked on the MARS 2020 Rover as an intern at NASA: there's a place for environmental science and engineering in the aerospace world.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 04.06.2019
Dozens of satellites joining Vega's ride-share to space
Dozens of satellites joining Vega’s ride-share to space
More than 40 satellite missions will be launched at once by Europe's Vega launcher this autumn, thanks to the innovative modular "Lego-style" dispenser resting on its upper stage.

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.06.2019
New era for New Norcia deep space antenna
New era for New Norcia deep space antenna
The 35-m deep space antenna in New Norcia , Western Australia, is being looked after by a new team, led for the first time by a female site manager, Suzy Jackson.

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.06.2019
All engines GO for Vega-C maiden flight
All engines GO for Vega-C maiden flight
ESA is working with industry towards the maiden flight of Europe's new Vega-C launch vehicle in 2020 for more launches, with increased performance, to more orbits.

Astronomy / Space Science - 03.06.2019
Inexpensive chip-size satellites orbit Earth
Inexpensive chip-size satellites orbit Earth
A swarm of 105 tiny satellites the size of computer chips, costing under $100 each, recently launched into Earth's orbit.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 31.05.2019
Flashes on the Moon
Flashes on the Moon
05/31/2019 On the moon flashes and other enigmatic light phenomena can be observed again and again. With a new telescope, a professor at the University of Würzburg wants to get to the bottom of these phenomena.

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.05.2019
ExoMars orbiter prepares for Rosalind Franklin
ExoMars orbiter prepares for Rosalind Franklin
30 May 2019 On 15 June, the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will follow a different path.

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.05.2019
A European mission control for the martian rover
A European mission control for the martian rover
30 May 2019 The ExoMars rover has a brand new control centre in one of Europe's largest Mars yards. The Rover Operations Control Centre (ROCC) was inaugurated today in Turin, Italy, ahead of the rover's exploration adventure on the Red Planet in 2021.

Astronomy / Space Science - 28.05.2019
ESA and EU member states highlight the importance of the space sector
The State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, Martina Hirayama, participated to the 'Space Council' of ESA and EU member states in Brussels today.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 27.05.2019
Getting to Mars, whatever it takes
Sending manned missions to Mars is essential, according to Pierre Brisson, the president of Mars Society Switzerland, "because we can." We spoke with him about this challenge while he was at EPFL recently to give a talk.  Pierre Brisson, a planetology enthusiast who heads the Swiss chapter of the Mars Society, believes in the need to send people to Mars.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.05.2019

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.05.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.05.2019

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.05.2019
Spotlight on the pulse of our planet
Spotlight on the pulse of our planet
13 May 2019 Satellites deliver crucial information to help solve what is our biggest global problem: climate change.

Astronomy / Space Science - 13.05.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 09.05.2019
Maritime microsatellite ESAIL to test the waters as launch contract is signed
Maritime microsatellite ESAIL to test the waters as launch contract is signed
9 May 2019 The first commercial microsatellite developed under ESA's SAT-AIS programme for tracking ships, called ESAIL, has passed another milestone.

Innovation / Technology - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.05.2019
UofG aims for the stars at official opening of space research lab
The University of Glasgow's stellar ambitions were given a boost today (Wednesday 8 May) with the opening of the School of Engineering's space research lab.

Astronomy / Space Science - 07.05.2019

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 06.05.2019
Recognising sustainable behaviour
Recognising sustainable behaviour
6 May 2019 Solving the growing problem of space debris will require everyone who flies rockets and satellites to adhere to sustainable practices, which doesn't always happen.

Astronomy / Space Science - Materials Science - 06.05.2019
Comfortably to simulated Mars
Comfortably to simulated Mars
In cooperation with Empa, the Austrian Space Forum (ÖFW) is developing the "Serenity" space suit - a prototype for a Mars suit.

Astronomy / Space Science - 02.05.2019
Observing Gaia from Earth to improve its star maps
Observing Gaia from Earth to improve its star maps
2 May 2019 While ESA's Gaia mission has been surveying more than one billion stars from space, astronomers have been regularly monitoring the satellite's position in the sky with telescopes across the world, including the European Southern Observatory in Chile, to further refine Gaia's orbit and ultimately improve the accuracy of its stellar census.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 02.05.2019
Hera's APEX CubeSat will reveal the stuff that asteroids are made of
Hera’s APEX CubeSat will reveal the stuff that asteroids are made of
2 May 2019 From Earth asteroids appear as little more than dots in the sky. Europe's miniature APEX spacecraft will operate as a mineral prospector in deep space, surveying the make-up of its target asteroids down to individual boulders, helping prepare the way for future mining missions.

Astronomy / Space Science - 01.05.2019
Hera's CubeSat to perform first radar probe of an asteroid
Hera’s CubeSat to perform first radar probe of an asteroid
1 May 2019 Small enough to be an aircraft carry-on, the Juventas spacecraft nevertheless has big mission goals.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 01.05.2019
The 'Little' Computer Cluster That Could
The ’Little’ Computer Cluster That Could
PDSF, which switched off in April, had a storied history in serving high-energy physics and nuclear physics experiments Decades before "big data" and "the cloud" were a part of our everyday lives and

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 30.04.2019
Four Berkeley Lab Scientists Elected as National Academy of Sciences Members
New NAS members (from left to right) Roger Falcone, Pamela Ronald, Uros Seljack, and Omar Yaghi.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 26.04.2019
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