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Astronomy / Space Science - Business / Economics - 21.11.2012
Meteosat Third Generation agreement signed at Ministerial meeting
Meteosat Third Generation agreement signed at Ministerial meeting
Meteosat Third Generation agreement signed at Ministerial meeting PR 38 2012 - The European Space Agency and EUMETSAT today signed the agreement on the Meteosat Third Generation weather satellite system at the ESA Ministerial Council in Naples, Italy.

Astronomy / Space Science - 21.11.2012
European Ministers decide to invest in space to boost Europe's competitiveness and growth
European Ministers decide to invest in space to boost Europe’s competitiveness and growth
European Ministers decide to invest in space to boost Europe's competitiveness and growth PR 37 2012 - ESA has just concluded a successful two-day Council meeting at ministerial level in Naples, Italy.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 21.11.2012
Robert Lin, UC Berkeley pioneer in experimental space physics, dies at 70
Robert Lin, UC Berkeley pioneer in experimental space physics, dies at 70
Physicist Robert Peichung Lin, a former director of the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, who designed and built dozens of instruments to study solar flares, the ma

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.11.2012
University of Glasgow set to put brakes on space junk problem
Scientists at the University of Glasgow have developed a practical solution to the increasing problem of space debris.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.11.2012
University of Glasgow plays key role in construction of gravitational wave detector
A $200 million upgrade to the United States-based gravitational wave detector network, which could help unravel some of the enduring mysteries of the universe, has had crucial components designed and installed by the University of Glasgow. The LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) project is jointly led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology, and involves partner organisations across the world.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mathematics - 19.11.2012
Fine-tuning galaxies with Herschel and Spitzer
Interactive Hubble Tuning Fork Galaxies come in all shapes and sizes: from those with compact fuzzy bulges or central bars to galaxies with winding spiral arms.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.11.2012
What lies beneath? Postcard from a voyage of discovery in the Coral Sea
What lies beneath? Postcard from a voyage of discovery in the Coral Sea
Maria Seton from the University of Sydney's School of Geosciences is on a 25-day voyage in the eastern Coral Sea. From on board she writes of her experiences: On day two of the trip a flock of red-footed boobies had taken over the foremast but were not having any luck catching flying fish, which regularly break the surface and fly away as our ship approaches.

Astronomy / Space Science - Mathematics - 19.11.2012
Failed explosions explain most peculiar supernovae
Supercomputer simulations have revealed that a type of oddly dim, exploding star is probably a class of duds—one that could nonetheless throw new light on the mysterious nature of dark energy. Most of the thousands of exploding stars classified as type Ia supernovae look similar, which is why astrophysicists use them as accurate cosmic distance indicators.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 16.11.2012
A gold mine, 70,000 gallons of water -- and the hunt for WIMPS
A gold mine, 70,000 gallons of water -- and the hunt for WIMPS
The experiment is sunk - just as planned.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 16.11.2012
Snap the stars to see your photo on ESA portal
Snap the stars to see your photo on ESA portal
Snap the stars to see your photo on ESA portal Have you taken an interesting astronomical photo this year? From planets and moons to the Sun, stars and galaxies, we'd like you to send us your images to feature as our Space Science Image of the Week on 31 December.

Astronomy / Space Science - 16.11.2012
GOCE's second mission improving gravity map
GOCE’s second mission improving gravity map
GOCE's second mission improving gravity map ESA's GOCE gravity satellite has already delivered the most accurate gravity map of Earth, but its orbit is now being lowered in order to obtain even better results. The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) has been orbiting Earth since March 2009, reaching its ambitious objective to map our planet's gravity with unrivalled precision.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.11.2012
Dark matter detector installed and submerged in South Dakota
Dark matter detector installed and submerged in South Dakota
An experiment to look for one of nature's most elusive subatomic particles is finally under water, in a stainless steel tank nearly a mile underground beneath the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 15.11.2012
Born-again star foreshadows fate of Solar System
Born-again star foreshadows fate of Solar System
Astronomers have found evidence for a dying Sun-like star coming briefly back to life after casting its gassy shells out into space, mimicking the possible fate our own Solar System faces in a few billion years.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.11.2012
Watch online: 'Mountains of hunger' on the Earth from Space programme
Watch online: ’Mountains of hunger’ on the Earth from Space programme
Watch online: 'Mountains of hunger' on the Earth from Space programme Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme.

Astronomy / Space Science - Continuing Education - 15.11.2012
Middle schoolers to explore sky with robotic telescopes
Approximately 1,400 middle schoolers will explore the universe with research-grade robotic telescopes over the next three years, thanks to a $1.6 million program funded by the National Science Foundation.

Business / Economics - Astronomy / Space Science - 14.11.2012
Two days that decide Europe's space future: a citizen's briefing on ESA
Two days that decide Europe’s space future: a citizen’s briefing on ESA
Two days that decide Europe's space future: a citizen's briefing on ESA Next week, the future course of Europe's space sector will be set as ministers of the European Space Agency's 20 Member States come together in Italy.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.11.2012
Life and death in a star-forming cloud
Life and death in a star-forming cloud
The aftershock of a stellar explosion rippling through space is captured in this new view of supernova remnant W44, which combines far-infrared and X-ray data from ESA's Herschel and XMM-Newton space observatories.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.11.2012
Planet Hunters: Professor Ray Jayawardhana
Professor Ray Jayawardhana , Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics, is a recognized international leader in the study of exo-planets and brown dwarfs.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.11.2012
Proba-2 soaks up three solar eclipses
Proba-2 soaks up three solar eclipses
Proba-2 soaks up three solar eclipses ESA's Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite experienced three partial solar eclipses last night while lucky observers watching from northern Australia were treated to a total solar eclipse.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.11.2012
Scientists design new lens with dual function set to revolutionise optical devices
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have designed a lens using metamaterials that can function as a convex or a concave lens, according to research published today (13 November 2012) .

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.11.2012
Department of Energy's ESnet Rolls Out World's Fastest Science Network
Department of Energy’s ESnet Rolls Out World’s Fastest Science Network
BERKELEY, Calif.-As scientific research becomes increasingly data-intensive and globally collaborative, the ability to quickly and reliably share enormous data sets is critical to challenges as diver

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.11.2012
The problem of the missing hydrogen in the early universe
The mystery of why scientists cannot detect hydrogen in the most distant regions of the universe has been addressed by University of Sydney research. Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, making up 75 percent of all normal matter and the content of stars. Although stars themselves are hot, they can only form out of the coldest gas when a massive cloud of hydrogen can collapse under its own gravity until the point when nuclear fusion starts - the fusing of atoms together releasing the huge amounts of energy we see as starlight.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.11.2012
BOSS Quasars Unveil a New Era in the Expansion History of the Universe
BOSS Quasars Unveil a New Era in the Expansion History of the Universe
BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, is mapping a huge volume of space to measure the role of dark energy in the evolution of the universe. BOSS is the largest program of the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) and has just announced the first major result of a new mapping technique, based on the spectra of over 48,000 quasars with redshifts up to 3.5, meaning that light left these active galaxies up to 11.5 billion years in the past.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.11.2012
Get some rest
Get some rest
Get some rest Why are 12 volunteers about to spend 21 days in bed, lying with their heads tilted below the horizontal? Their experience will help to understand and address changes in astronauts' bodies in space as well as in bedridden people on Earth.

Astronomy / Space Science - 12.11.2012
Get ready for a total solar eclipse!
Get ready for a total solar eclipse!
Tomorrow's total solar eclipse will only be visible in its entirety to ground-based observers watching from northern Australia, but ESA's Sun-watching Proba-2 satellite will have a ringside seat from its orbit around Earth.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 08.11.2012
Comet collisions every six seconds explain 17-year-old stellar mystery
Every six seconds, for millions of years, comets have been colliding with one another near a star in the constellation Cetus called 49 CETI, which is visible to the naked eye.

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.11.2012
A burst of activity in the middle of the Milky Way
Researchers detect the brightest flare ever observed in our galaxy's black hole. As black holes go, Sagittarius A* is relatively low-key. The black hole at the center of our galaxy emits very little energy for its size, giving off roughly as much energy as the sun, even though it is 4 million times as massive.

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.11.2012
Hypergravity helping aircraft fly further
Hypergravity helping aircraft fly further
Hypergravity helping aircraft fly further ESA research has helped to develop an aircraft-grade alloy that is twice as light as conventional nickel superalloys while offering equally good properties. The path to creating this alloy required research under all types of gravity. Airlines are always looking for ways to save fuel by cutting down on weight without sacrificing safety.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 05.11.2012
Opening the curtains at Concordia
Opening the curtains at Concordia
Set against a star-studded backdrop and a splash of the Milky Way, the green glow of an auroral curtain pervades the permanently dark winter skies of the South Pole.

Astronomy / Space Science - 01.11.2012
Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships
Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships
Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships A research vessel surveying European waters is also charting the maritime performance of Europe's EGNOS satnav system.

Astronomy / Space Science - 01.11.2012
Super-rare, super-luminous supernovae
The most-distant, super-luminous supernovae found to date have been observed by an international team, including Raymond Carlberg of the University of Toronto's Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics. The stellar explosions would have occurred at a time when the universe was much younger and probably soon after the Big Bang.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 31.10.2012
World-renowned astrophysicist to join Cavendish Laboratory
World-renowned astrophysicist to join Cavendish Laboratory
I am delighted to be moving to Cambridge.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 31.10.2012
Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?
Protoplanet Vesta: Forever young?
Like a movie star constantly retouching her makeup, the protoplanet Vesta is continually stirring its outermost layer and presenting a young face.

Astronomy / Space Science - 31.10.2012
Giant tracking station readies for operation
Giant tracking station readies for operation
One of the world's most sophisticated satellite tracking stations is nearing inauguration in Malargüe, Argentina, 1000 km west of Buenos Aires.

Astronomy / Space Science - 31.10.2012

Astronomy / Space Science - 31.10.2012
Dark matter is focus of global contest
University astronomers are inviting people around the world to help solve one of science's enduring mysteries.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 30.10.2012
UW scientists track Sandy’s fury
Hurricane Sandy has earned it reputation as a perfect storm, even among meteorologists.

Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2012
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
Fire burn and cauldron bubble
The cosmic cauldron has brewed up a Halloween trick in the form of a ghostly face that glows in X-rays, as seen by ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope.

Astronomy / Space Science - 29.10.2012
Galactic Thief:
Galactic Thief: "I Would Have Gotten Away With It, If It Weren’t for Those Meddling Astronomers"
Cambridge, MA - One of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way almost got away with theft. However, new simulations convicted the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) of stealing stars from its neighbor, the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). And the crucial evidence came from surveys looking for something entirely different - dark objects on the outskirts of the Milky Way.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 29.10.2012
When Galaxies Collide
29 October 2012 Come to tonight's Sydney Ideas lecture to hear what happens when galaxies crash into each other, and how astrophysicists go about the work of reconstructing past collisions.

Astronomy / Space Science - Business / Economics - 28.10.2012

Astronomy / Space Science - Business / Economics - 26.10.2012
A royal and presidential visit to ESA's technical heart
A royal and presidential visit to ESA’s technical heart
A royal and presidential visit to ESA's technical heart As part of the Italian State visit to the Netherlands, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano toured ESA's space research and technical centre on Wednesday.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 26.10.2012
Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid
With 20 years' notice, paint pellets could cause an asteroid to veer off course. In the event that a giant asteroid is headed toward Earth, you'd better hope that it's blindingly white.

Astronomy / Space Science - 25.10.2012
After-effects of Saturn’s super storm shine on
After-effects of Saturn's super storm shine on The heat-seeking capabilities of the international Cassini spacecraft and two ground-based telescopes have provided the first look at the aftermath of Saturn's 'Great Springtime Storm'.

Health - Astronomy / Space Science - 25.10.2012
World’s first citizen science project to speed up cancer research
University of Leeds and University of Cambridge researchers have launched an interactive website with Cancer Research UK, allowing the public to help speed up lifesaving research by accessing data. At the moment, cancer samples are given special stains that highlight certain molecules as part of research.

Astronomy / Space Science - 25.10.2012
Your chance to ‘scream in space’ using smartphone technology
Your chance to ‘scream in space’ using smartphone technology
—Edward Cunningham It was Ridley Scott's film Alien that gave us the now legendary tagline: In space no one can hear you scream .
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