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Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 02.06.2022
James Strait Named Project Director of Next Generation Cosmic Microwave Background Project
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ÜBerkeley Lab) has selected James (Jim) Strait, a Fermilab physicist with a long history of managing large international scientific projects , to serve as the Pr

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 01.06.2022

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 31.05.2022
European meteorologists prepare for new era in satellite meteorology
European meteorologists prepare for new era in satellite meteorology
Next-generation European meteorological satellites systems will begin to be deployed later this year About 200 meteorologists, climate experts and researchers are gathering in Darmstadt, Germany, from today to prepare for the start of a new era in satellite meteorology in Europe.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 31.05.2022
Mission midpoint: Parker Solar Probe makes 12th encounter with sun
Mission midpoint: Parker Solar Probe makes 12th encounter with sun
As the spacecraft prepares its next flyby, take a look back at the record-setting mission already considered by NASA to be a smashing success Nearly four years after launch, the Parker Solar Probe mission, managed for NASA by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, has made unprecedented and significant inroads toward achieving its goals of tracing the flow of energy that heats the sun's outer atmosphere, shedding light on the sources of t

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 27.05.2022
Opinion: Our Mars rover mission was suspended because of the Ukraine war - here's what's next
Opinion: Our Mars rover mission was suspended because of the Ukraine war - here’s what’s next
Writing in The Conversation, Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Space & Climate Physics) explains how after the start of the Ukraine war, the ESA suspended the ExoMars Mission due to fly on a Russian rocket in September, and what might happen to its nearly-complete rover.

Astronomy / Space Science - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.05.2022
Galactic gains and mighty grains earn ANU stars top accolade
Galactic gains and mighty grains earn ANU stars top accolade
A leading astrophysicist uncovering the deep inner secrets of the Milky Way and a renowned plant scientist tackling one of the greatest challenges facing the agriculture industry have both been newly elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science for 2022.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 25.05.2022
Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry
Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry
By becoming a member of the SKA Observatory (SKAO), the largest and most ambitious radio astronomy collaboration in the world, Switzerland intends to foster Swiss research and industry while contributing to an international initiative that promises to revolutionize our understanding of the Universe.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 24.05.2022
European satellites to aid African efforts to combat climate change
European satellites to aid African efforts to combat climate change
EUMETSAT, African Union Commission sign agreement for cooperation on climate monitoring African nations' capacity to mitigate the impacts of climate change have received a significant boost through an agreement designed to share the benefits of Europe's next-generation meteorological satellites.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 20.05.2022
Berkeley students flip, float and experiment on zero gravity flight
Last week, two teams of UC Berkeley researchers had the opportunity to test their experiments - and stomachs - aboard ZERO-G's G-Force One , an aircraft that flies in a series of parabolic arcs to mimic the zero gravity conditions of space flight. During the flight, which took off and landed at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 10, the researchers worked alongside other teams from around the country to test new technologies that could be used on future space missions.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 18.05.2022
Solar Orbiter shows the Sun as never seen before
Solar Orbiter shows the Sun as never seen before
Solar Orbiter, a European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft carrying instruments proposed, designed and built at UCL, has had its closest approach yet to the Sun, providing breathtaking images and movies of the solar poles, of powerful flares, and of a curious solar "hedgehog". The close approach to the Sun, known as perihelion, took place on 26 March.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 17.05.2022
The lonely fate of a robot on Mars
The lonely fate of a robot on Mars
Science, Health & Technology Erik Rolfsen Covered in the red dust that sealed its fate, the NASA InSight lander is slowly shutting down, more than 250 million kilometres from home. With its solar panels now obscured by the red planet's debris, the four-year-old robot is running out of power. One by one, its instruments are being taken offline: its robotic arm moving into 'retirement pose', its seismometer likely to be turned off sometime in June.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 17.05.2022
Gruber Cosmology Prize for Frank Eisenhauer
Gruber Cosmology Prize for Frank Eisenhauer
The scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics is honoured for developing pioneering instruments The 2022 Gruber Cosmology Prize recognizes Frank Eisenhauer of the Max Planck

Mathematics - Astronomy / Space Science - 16.05.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 16.05.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Microtechnics - 13.05.2022
Building materials and the race to net zero
Building materials and the race to net zero
The robotic explorer GLIMPSE, created at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, has made it into the final round of a competition for prospecting resources in space.

Astronomy / Space Science - Career - 12.05.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.05.2022
’A wonderful confirmation of our observations’
Reinhard Genzel of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics on the first image of the galactic centre With the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), researchers have successfully imaged the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.05.2022
Explosion on a White Dwarf Observed
Explosion on a White Dwarf Observed
When stars like our Sun use up all their fuel, they shrink to form white dwarfs. Sometimes such dead stars flare back to life in a super-hot explosion and produce a fireball of X-ray radiation.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 10.05.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 05.05.2022
First Rays of Sunlight for Sunrise III
First Rays of Sunlight for Sunrise III
Approximately a month before it begins its research flight in the stratosphere, the balloon-borne solar observatory Sunrise III has looked at the Sun for the first time from its launch site at the Arctic Circle.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 05.05.2022
Last observation campaign of the astronomical instrument GREAT/SOFIA to launch this summer
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) will take off from New Zealand in July and August 2022 with the German GREAT spectrometer on board for its final twenty observating flights.

Astronomy / Space Science - 05.05.2022
Preparing the James Webb Space Telescope for science operations
NASA and partners will hold a media teleconference at 11:00 EDT / 17:00 CEST on Monday 9 May, to discuss progress towards preparing the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope for science operations.

Astronomy / Space Science - Event - 03.05.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - 03.05.2022
Students’ stellar ambitions could be rewarded in satellite competition
A multidisciplinary team of University of Glasgow students are gearing up for the final stage of a major national satellite design competition.

Astronomy / Space Science - 03.05.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - 29.04.2022
Spinning stars shed new light on strange galactic signal
Spinning stars shed new light on strange galactic signal
Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have found an alternative explanation for a mysterious gamma-ray signal coming from the centre of the galaxy, which was long claimed as a signature of dark matter.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 29.04.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Mechanical Engineering - 28.04.2022
Alumna Samantha Cristoforetti arrived on ISS
Her workplace is six hours away from Earth by rocket. It is 1,200 cubic meters in size, about the size of a small factory hall, and orbits the Earth once every 94 minutes.

Astronomy / Space Science - 28.04.2022
Minerva mission begins as Samantha arrives at Space Station
Crew Dragon spacecraft Freedom, carrying ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and her NASA colleagues Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines and Jessica Watkins, docked to the International Space Station at 01:37 CEST Thursday 28 April 2022.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 27.04.2022
Solar beats nuclear at many potential settlement sites on Mars
An artist's rendering of a crewed Martian biomanufactory powered by photovoltaics and capable of synthesizing food and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing biopolymers and recycling biological waste.

Research Management - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.04.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 20.04.2022

Mathematics - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.04.2022
’That special moment when an idea becomes reality’
Burkhard Wilking has been awarded the Staudt Prize, and in this interview he talks about the fascination of mathematics.

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 19.04.2022
Can your kidneys make it to Mars and back?
Can your kidneys make it to Mars and back?
Scientists at UCL will examine what impact spaceflight has on the health of kidneys, as part of a unique collaboration with researchers at KBR and NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, supported by funding from the UK Space Agency.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 15.04.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 12.04.2022
UK to build software brain for giant radio telescope
UK to build software brain for giant radio telescope
More than £15million has been awarded to UK institutions, including The University of Manchester, which are delivering the crucial software 'brain' of the world's largest radio telescope.

Astronomy / Space Science - 12.04.2022
4 billion-year-old relic from early solar system heading our way
4 billion-year-old relic from early solar system heading our way
An enormous comet — approximately 80 miles across, more than twice the width of Rhode Island — is heading our way at 22,000 miles per hour from the edge of the solar system.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 12.04.2022
CMU, University of Washington Use NASA Funding To Investigate Folding Space Structures
Research aimed at creating the spinning space stations common in science fiction received a recent boost from NASA.