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Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 20.07.2021
What goes up must come down: Fujiksu helps to clean up space with first-of-its-kind mission optimiser
Less than a year on from the UK Space Agency committing £1 million in funding to combat space debris, Fujitsu UK has successfully combined quantum-inspired computing and Artificial Intelligence to support the transformation of space debris removal.

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 20.07.2021
A machine learning breakthrough: using satellite images to improve human lives
Deep streams of data from Earth-imaging satellites arrive in databases every day, but advanced technology and expertise are required to access and analyze the data.

Astronomy / Space Science - 19.07.2021
Event Horizon Telescope takes pioneering image of massive jet spewing from black hole
UChicago-led South Pole Telescope helps pinpoint location of supermassive black hole in galaxy Centaurus A An international team anchored by the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, which is known for capturing the first image of a black hole in the galaxy Messier 87, has now imaged the heart of the nearby radio galaxy Centaurus A in unprecedented detail.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 17.07.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.07.2021
Jets Pose Many Riddles
Jets Pose Many Riddles
07/14/2021 The super-energetic jets that shoot out of black holes are in the focus of a new DFG research group.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.07.2021
WEAVE: an instrument to analyse the Universe's light
WEAVE: an instrument to analyse the Universe’s light
The WEAVE instrument, now being installed at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Canary Islands, Spain), will be able to observe nearly 1 000 astronomical objects simultaneously.

Astronomy / Space Science - 09.07.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 09.07.2021
Rare meteorite could hold secrets to life on Earth
Rare meteorite could hold secrets to life on Earth
Scientists are set to uncover the secrets of a rare meteorite and possibly the origins of oceans and life on Earth, thanks to Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) funding.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.07.2021
Spotlight on... Professor Ruben Saakyan
This week we meet Professor Ruben Saakyan, experimental particle physicist at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Astronomy / Space Science - 07.07.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 06.07.2021
Astounding Insights into the Life of Young Stars and Massive Black Holes
Astounding Insights into the Life of Young Stars and Massive Black Holes
Initial results from the x-ray space telescope eROSITA published Astounding Insights into the Life of Young Stars and Massive Black Holes Two years ago, the eROSITA x-ray telescope flew into space as part of a Russian-German cooperation to create the most comprehensive sky map in x-ray frequency range to date.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 05.07.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 05.07.2021
EUMETSAT to supply Chile with Copernicus data
EUMETSAT to supply Chile with Copernicus data
A data-exchange agreement between Europe's meteorological satellite agency, EUMETSAT, and the University of Chile will not only strengthen north-south ties but also bring direct benefits to European and South American citizens.

Astronomy / Space Science - Social Sciences - 30.06.2021
Black hole at center of swirling new women-in-science mural
Black hole expert Chung-Pei Ma, center, painting the supermassive black hole at the center of Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya's new women-in-science mural, Horizon Light, last Wednesday in San Carlos, California.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 30.06.2021
A White Dwarf Living on the Edge
Astronomers have discovered the smallest and most massive white dwarf ever seen. The smoldering cinder, which formed when two less massive white dwarfs merged, is about 4,300 kilometers across, or somewhat larger than Earth's moon. Though the white dwarf is small, it is heavy, "packing a mass greater than that of our sun into a body about the size of our moon," says Ilaria Caiazzo, the Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate in Theoretical Astrophysics at Caltech and lead author of the new study appearing in the July 1 issue of the journal Nature.

Astronomy / Space Science - 29.06.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 29.06.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 25.06.2021
’A universal definition of space sustainability is hard to find’
Under a new rating system, it will soon be possible to assess the social, economic and environmental impact of space missions. The consortium behind the initiative, which includes the World Economic Forum (WEF), has tasked EPFL's Space Center (eSpace) with finalizing the assessment criteria and implementing the system in this fast-changing field.

Astronomy / Space Science - Music - 25.06.2021
New album creates a sonic journey through our cosmos
New album creates a sonic journey through our cosmos
A new free online album takes listeners on a cosmic and sonic journey through space, including past the two giant planets of our solar system, a galactic pulsar and colliding black holes.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 24.06.2021
Cosmic dawn occurred 250 to 350 million years after Big Bang
Cosmic dawn, when stars formed for the first time, occurred 250 million to 350 million years after the beginning of the universe, according to a new study led by researchers at UCL and the University of Cambridge. The study, published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , suggests that the NASA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to launch in November, will be sensitive enough to observe the birth of galaxies directly.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 24.06.2021
Astronomers pinpoint when cosmic dawn occurred
Astronomers pinpoint when cosmic dawn occurred
Cosmic dawn, when stars formed for the first time, occurred 250 million to 350 million years after the beginning of the universe, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge and University College London (UCL).

Astronomy / Space Science - Career - 23.06.2021
Wide range of applications for ESA’s astronaut selection
Back to Index Danish Dutch Estonian Finnish French Greek Hungarian Latvian Norwegian Polish Portuguese Romanian Slovenian Spanish Swedish Aspiring astronauts from across Europe are awaiting the next

Astronomy / Space Science - Economics / Business - 22.06.2021
ESA and EU celebrate a fresh start for space in Europe
After months of constructive negotiations, ESA and EU signed today a new Financial Framework Partnership Agreement (FFPA) in a ceremony to celebrate the launch of the new EU space programme.

Astronomy / Space Science - 22.06.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 17.06.2021
Mystery of Betelgeuse's dip in brightness solved
Mystery of Betelgeuse’s dip in brightness solved
An international team of astronomers, including Alex de Koter (University of Amsterdam and KU Leuven), has solved the mystery surrounding the sudden dimming of the star Betelgeuse.

Astronomy / Space Science - 17.06.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 17.06.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.06.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.06.2021
State Secretary Hirayama in Portugal to attend Africa-Europe Space Earth Observation High-Level Forum and hold bilateral talks
State Secretary Martina Hirayama participated in the Africa-Europe Space Earth Observation High-Level Forum in Lisbon on 11 and 12 June.

Astronomy / Space Science - 11.06.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.06.2021
Dark Energy Survey Releases Most Precise Look at the Universe’s Evolution
Carnegie Mellon University New results from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) used the largest ever sample of galaxies over an enormous piece of the sky to produce the most precise measurements of the universe's composition and growth to date. Scientists measured that the way matter is distributed throughout the universe is consistent with predictions in the standard cosmological model, the best current model of the universe.

Astronomy / Space Science - 11.06.2021
Edge of Pine Island Glacier's ice shelf is ripping apart, causing key Antarctic glacier to gain speed
Edge of Pine Island Glacier’s ice shelf is ripping apart, causing key Antarctic glacier to gain speed
The ice shelf on Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier lost about one-fifth of its area from 2017 to 2020, mostly in three dramatic breaks. The timelapse video incorporates satellite images from January 2015 to March 2020. For most of the first two years, the satellite took high-resolution images every 12 days; then for more than three years it captured images of the ice shelf every six days.

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 10.06.2021

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 10.06.2021
Parno To Build Neutrino Detector Module With DOE Research Award
Carnegie Mellon University Diana Parno, an assistant professor of physics at Carnegie Mellon University, was awarded a five-year Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Research Award in High Energy Physics to build a neutrino detector that will help to make more accurate measurements of neutrinos.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 10.06.2021
Cause, scope determined for deadly winter debris flow in Uttarakhand, India
Cause, scope determined for deadly winter debris flow in Uttarakhand, India
The Uttarakhand region of India experienced a humanitarian tragedy on Feb. 7, 2021, when a wall of debris and water barreled down the Ronti Gad, Rishiganga and Dhauliganga river valleys. The event began when a wedge of rock carrying a glacier broke off of a steep ridge in the Himalayan mountain range.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 09.06.2021
ESA selects revolutionary Venus mission EnVision
EnVision will be ESA's next Venus orbiter, providing a holistic view of the planet from its inner core to upper atmosphere to determine how and why Venus and Earth evolved so differently.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 08.06.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - 03.06.2021
Attractive locations work like large planets
Attractive locations work like large planets
Using large-scale mobility data from diverse cities around the globe, researchers from ETH Zurich, MIT and the Santa Fe Institute discover a powerful yet surprisingly simple travel law that governs the number of visitors to any location in a city.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 03.06.2021
Is Earth’s core lopsided? Strange goings-on in our planet’s interior
A new model by UC Berkeley seismologists proposes that Earth's inner core grows faster on its east side (left) than on its west. Gravity equalizes the asymmetric growth by pushing iron crystals toward the north and south poles (arrows). This tends to align the long axis of iron crystals along the planet's rotation axis (dashed line), explaining the different travel times for seismic waves through the inner core.

Astronomy / Space Science - 01.06.2021
Australia leads project that will burst the Hubble bubble
Australia leads project that will burst the Hubble bubble
Australian scientists will help construct one of the world's most powerful ground-based telescopes that promises to see further and clearer than the Hubble Space Telescope and unlock mysteries of the early Universe.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 28.05.2021
Gravitational wave search no humdrum hunt
Gravitational wave search no humdrum hunt
The hunt for the never before heard "hum" of gravitational waves caused by mysterious neutron stars has just got a lot easier, thanks to an international team of researchers. Gravitational waves have only been detected from black holes and neutron stars colliding, major cosmic events that cause huge bursts that ripple through space and time.

Astronomy / Space Science - 27.05.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 27.05.2021
Do lightning storms affect high-flying satellites?
The VIPER experiment was aboard this sounding rocket when it was launched at 9:15 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (Photo courtesy of NASA) Lightning storms produce bursts of radio waves called whistlers that seem innocuous as they bounce off the ionosphere and dissipate with seemingly little effect.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 27.05.2021
Dark Energy Survey releases most precise look at universe's evolution
Dark Energy Survey releases most precise look at universe’s evolution
New results from the Dark Energy Survey use the largest ever sample of galaxies over an enormous piece of the sky to produce the most precise measurements of the universe's composition and growth to date. The analysis, which includes the first three years of data from the survey, is consistent with predictions from the current best model of the universe, the standard cosmological model.

Astronomy / Space Science - 25.05.2021
Analysis: Everything you need to know about the lunar eclipse
PhD candidate Osnat Katz (UCL Science & Technology Studies) explains what causes a lunar eclipse, and how best to watch the total lunar eclipse taking place in parts of Australia, Asia and the western parts of North and South America on May 26.
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