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Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
26.04.2018
Berkeley Lab's Julian Borrill Elected Co-spokesperson of Next-Gen Cosmic Microwave Background Experiment
Berkeley Lab’s Julian Borrill Elected Co-spokesperson of Next-Gen Cosmic Microwave Background Experiment
Physicists around the world have drafted plans for a next-generation ground-based experiment to study the Cosmic Microwave Background - the faint relic radiation from the Big Bang.
Astronomy
26.04.2018
Constellation complete
Constellation complete
ESA Space in Images ESA's mission control team keeping a close watch on the launch and progress of Sentinel-3B as it joined its identical twin, Sentinel-3A, to complete a constellation that will prov
Astronomy - Innovation/Technology
26.04.2018
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
25.04.2018
Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus
Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus
The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched today, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit.
Astronomy
25.04.2018
Astronomy
25.04.2018
Astronomy
24.04.2018
Astronomy
24.04.2018
Astronomy
24.04.2018
Teams ready for space
Teams ready for space
Tomorrow's launch of Sentinel-3B will complete the Sentinel-3 constellation and represents the culmination of months of training to fly Europe's latest Copernicus satellite.
Astronomy
24.04.2018
Astronomy
23.04.2018
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
23.04.2018
Sentinel-3B on launch pad
Sentinel-3B on launch pad
The next Sentinel satellite for Europe's environmental monitoring Copernicus programme is poised for liftoff from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
23.04.2018
Astronomy
19.04.2018
Astronomy - Chemistry
18.04.2018
Survey profiles 350,000 stars in search for Sun’s siblings
This survey allows us to trace the ancestry of stars, showing astronomers how the Universe went from having only hydrogen and helium - just after the Big Bang - to being filled with all the elements we have here on Earth that are necessary for life. Astronomers from ANU, other Australian institutions and Europe have mapped the chemical profiles of 350,000 stars in the Milky Way that will help them find the lost siblings of our Sun that were separated after birth by our galaxy.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
17.04.2018
New ocean plankton species named after BBC's Blue Planet series
New ocean plankton species named after BBC’s Blue Planet series
A newly discovered species of ocean plankton, Syracosphaera azureaplaneta , has been named by UCL researchers in honour of the critically acclaimed BBC Blue Planet series and its presenter Sir David Attenborough.
Astronomy - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.04.2018
Astronomy - Innovation/Technology
17.04.2018
Walking on the Moon - underwater
Walking on the Moon - underwater
It's one of the deepest 'swimming pools' in Europe, but for three years has been helping preparations for a human return to the Moon.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
16.04.2018
An icy mirage?
An icy mirage?
ESA Space in Images Searching for signs of ice on Mars is complex. To explore whether ice lurks beneath the surface of the Red Planet, ESA's Mars Express uses its radar to probe the interior.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Astronomy
16.04.2018
Australia to join global health and climate change initiative
Australia has joined a global initiative tracking progress on human and climate change, say University of Sydney and Macquarie University scholars in today's Medical Journal of Australia.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
13.04.2018
Astronomy
12.04.2018
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
12.04.2018
Mars impact crater or supervolcano?
Mars impact crater or supervolcano?
These images from ESA's Mars Express show a crater named Ismenia Patera on the Red Planet. Its origin remains uncertain: did a meteorite smash into the surface or could it be the remnants of a supervolcano?
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
12.04.2018
Creating Star Stuff on Earth
To re-create the surface of a white dwarf star, UT Austin astronomer Don Winget and colleagues use the Z-machine, which converts the amount of electricity needed to power a few TV sets for the evening into a burst of energy greater than that produced by all the power plants in the world.
Astronomy
11.04.2018
Mars Express v2.0
Mars Express v2.0
Every so often, your smartphone or tablet receives new software to improve its functionality and extend its life.
Physics/Materials Science - Astronomy
10.04.2018
Swarm tracks elusive ocean magnetism
Swarm tracks elusive ocean magnetism
The magnetic field is arguably one of the most mysterious features of our planet. ESA's Swarm mission is continually yielding more insight into how our protective shield is generated, how it behaves and how it is changing.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
09.04.2018
ExoMars poised to start science mission
ExoMars poised to start science mission
The ExoMars orbiter will soon begin its search for gases that may be linked to active geological or biological activity on the Red Planet.
Astronomy
09.04.2018
Astronomy - Chemistry
05.04.2018
Absent phosphorus questions possible life on other planets
A distinct lack of the chemical element phosphorus in other parts of the Universe could make it very difficult for extra-terrestrial life to exist there.
Astronomy
03.04.2018
Astronomy
03.04.2018
A cat or a fox?
A cat or a fox?
ESA Space in Images What is the first creature that comes to mind when you look at the dark cloud in this image?
Astronomy
03.04.2018
From ESTEC to eternity
ESTEC's 1968 inauguration ESTEC was formally inaugurated on 3 April 1968 by the then HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (subsequently Queen Beatrix) and her husband HRH Prince Claus. They were given a tour of the establishment ending in the canteen, where ESTEC Director Werner Kleen gave them a model of a satellite, Site of ESTEC, 1965 Dr Bertrand Châtel, ESTEC's Head of Technical Facilities, pictured in front of the board announcing the new establishment at the newly-selected Noordwijk site in April 1965.
Astronomy - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
02.04.2018
Astronomy
30.03.2018
ESA reentry expertise
ESA reentry expertise
Every week, on average, a substantial, inert satellite drops into our atmosphere and burns up. Monitoring these reentries and warning European civil authorities has become routine work for ESA's space debris experts.
Astronomy - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
30.03.2018
The Viking, the dragon and the god of thunder
The Viking, the dragon and the god of thunder
Scandinavian mythology stories are rich in fantastic creatures, and a Nordic astronaut is about to write a new chapter as Space Viking Andreas Mogensen monitors the arrival of the Dragon cargo vessel at the International Space Station next week.
Astronomy - Life Sciences
30.03.2018
Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?
In the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists have turned over all sorts of rocks. Mars, for example, has geological features that suggest it once had - and still has - subsurface liquid water, an almost sure prerequisite for life.
Astronomy
28.03.2018
Chinese space station set to crash back to Earth
China's first space station, Tiangong-1, which is now defunct, is set to crash back to Earth over the coming days in a manner similar to the final scenes of the Hollywood movie Gravity .
Astronomy
27.03.2018
In the Dragon's den
In the Dragon’s den
ESA Space in Images ESA's Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM), the centre-bottom box in this image, is seen here after its installation in SpaceX Dragon's open cargo carrier ahead of next week's launch. On 2 April, a Falcon 9 rocket will deliver this instrument to the International Space Station to begin its mission of chasing down elusive electrical discharges in the atmosphere.
Astronomy
26.03.2018
Star-forming filaments
Star-forming filaments
ESA Space in Images The plane of the Milky Way is rich in star-forming regions, such as the one pictured in this stunning scene by ESA's Herschel space observatory.
Astronomy - Life Sciences
23.03.2018
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
22.03.2018
Automated sea vehicles for monitoring the oceans
Automated sea vehicles for monitoring the oceans
A new company from ESA's UK business incubator has developed an autonomous boat that is propelled by the waves and carries ocean sensors powered by solar energy.
Astronomy - Innovation/Technology
21.03.2018
Social Sciences - Astronomy
21.03.2018
Astronomy - Chemistry
20.03.2018
UCL to lead European mission to study new planets
UCL to lead European mission to study new planets
UCL is leading a multi-million pound European mission to study newly discovered planets after it was selected today as the next European Space Agency science mission.
Astronomy
20.03.2018
Earth's atmosphere: new results from the International Space Station
Earth’s atmosphere: new results from the International Space Station
With ESA's help, the latest atmosphere monitor on the International Space Station is delivering results on our planet's ozone, aerosol and nitrogen trioxide levels.
Astronomy - Chemistry
20.03.2018
Green light for exoplanet mission
Cardiff University scientists will be part of an international space mission, which the European Space Agency (ESA) has announced today, to investigate fundamental questions about how mysterious exoplanets form and evolve.
Astronomy - Life Sciences
20.03.2018
Reach for the stars
Reach for the stars
ESA Space in Images What does an astronaut in the few months before flying to the International Space Station? Answer: baseline data collection.
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