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Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 15.07.2019
Being an intern in the Apollo program
From chasing toxic clouds to developing rocket fuels for Mars, Brian Cantwell shares stories of his time working on space exploration technologies - starting with an internship with the Apollo program.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 10.07.2019
Cells synchronize to release toxins in unison
Observations of cellular life in a local marsh lead researchers to the discovery of a new type of intercellular communication. Crouching in the boot-sucking mud of the Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, Manu Prakash , associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, peered through his Foldscope - a $1.75 origami microscope of his own invention - scrutinizing the inhabitants of the marsh's brackish waters.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 09.07.2019
Four Berkeley satellites could be exploring Mars and Earth by 2022
An artist's depiction of the twin TRACERS satellites that will monitor solar wind particles impinging on Earth's magnetosphere.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 08.07.2019
Preparing science Beyond Earth
Preparing science Beyond Earth
The next astronauts to join the International Space Station are on their marks for their launch to Earth's orbit on 20 July, a date that also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 08.07.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 08.07.2019
3 Sky Surveys Completed in Preparation for Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument
3 Sky Surveys Completed in Preparation for Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument
It took three sky surveys - conducted at telescopes in two continents, covering one-third of the visible sky, and requiring almost 1,000 observing nights - to prepare for a new project that will creat

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 05.07.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.07.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.07.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 04.07.2019
Dust storms swirl at the north pole of Mars
Dust storms swirl at the north pole of Mars
ESA's Mars Express has been keeping an eye on local and regional dust storms brewing at the north pole of the Red Planet over the last month, watching as they disperse towards the equator.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 04.07.2019
Jumping space robot 'flies' like a spacecraft
Jumping space robot ’flies’ like a spacecraft
Astronauts on the Moon found themselves hopping around, rather than simply walking. Switzerland's SpaceBok planetary exploration robot has followed their example, launching all four legs off the ground during tests at ESA's technical heart.

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 03.07.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 02.07.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Electroengineering - 02.07.2019
Scientists scramble to build payload for 2021 moon landing
Commercial landers like this will carry science and technology payloads, including one built by UC Berkeley, to the lunar surface, paving the way for NASA astronauts to land on the Moon by 2024.

Mechanical Engineering - Astronomy / Space Science - 01.07.2019

Health - Astronomy / Space Science - 01.07.2019
Radiation sensitive
Radiation sensitive
There is little known about the effects of space radiation on the human body. Astronauts cannot see or feel it, yet the high doses they are exposed to outside Earth's cocoon pose health hazards for trips to the Moon and Mars.

Astronomy / Space Science - 27.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 27.06.2019
A chaos found only on Mars
A chaos found only on Mars
The cracked, uneven, jumbled landscape seen in this image from ESA's Mars Express forms an intriguing type of terrain that cannot be found on Earth: chaotic terrain.

Astronomy / Space Science - 27.06.2019

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.06.2019
Lunar mission deep in Zermatt's ice
On 17 June, students from EPFL and 12 other European universities headed to Zermatt as part of the IGLUNA project.

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 - Physics - 21.06.2019
PSI imaging helps with rocket launches
PSI imaging helps with rocket launches
Components for ESA rockets are illuminated with neutrons Rockets from the European Space Agency ESA fly into space with support from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. Imaging carried out at PSI in cooperation with Dassault Aviation ensures the quality of certain components of the Ariane 5 and Vega launch vehicles.

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
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 - 19.06.2019
As above, so below - lunar rescue device tested underwater
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 - 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.
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