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Mars calling


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An exciting new competition is giving citizens of planet Earth the opportunity to get their voices to Mars in the next phase of the ExoMars programme. The ExoMars rover and platform will launch to the Red Planet in 2020.

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Back to the water


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In the absolute darkness of caves, rare creatures have returned to living in water to survive. Astronauts looking for life in the underworld during the CAVES training courses discovered a new species of crustaceans that have completed an evolutionary full circle – from water to land, and back to water again.

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Isn't this the part where the warrior hacks her breasts off in order to fit into the spacesuit?

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A place in the Sun


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Space Science Image of the Week: From its vantage point in space, the SOHO solar observatory keeps an eye on our parent star

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Asteroid Ryugu

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Satellites key to addressing water scarcity


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Today is World Water Day, but with millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggling to cope in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the notion of water shortages may not be at the forefront of our minds right now. Even so, floods, like we see here, lead to real problems accessing clean water. Whether the problem is inundation or water scarcity, satellites can help monitor this precious resource.

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Lake Chad







Earth observation image of the week: marking World Water Day, these images show the receding waters of Lake Chad

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Wie soll eine Gleichberechtigung von Mann und Frau stattfinden, wenn eine Frau als Astronautin keine Möglichkeit hat, die Kinder neben der Arbeit großzuziehen? Das möchten wir endlich ändern! Neben einer Tagesmutter fordern wir dringend den Anbau eines Kita-Moduls, sowie ein Erich-Kästner-Grundschul-Modul um eine optimale Betreuung der Kinder während der Arbeitszeit zu gewährleisten!
https://www1.wdr.de/nachrichten/westfalen-lippe/mestemacher-spitzenvater-des-jahres-guetersloh-100.html

#diePARTEI #Kita #space #humor #DE


 
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Wie soll eine Gleichberechtigung von Mann und Frau stattfinden, wenn eine Frau als Astronautin keine Möglichkeit hat, die Kinder neben der Arbeit großzuziehen? Das möchten wir endlich ändern! Neben einer Tagesmutter fordern wir dringend den Anbau eines Kita-Moduls, sowie ein Erich-Kästner-Grundschul-Modul um eine optimale Betreuung der Kinder während der Arbeitszeit zu gewährleisten!
https://www1.wdr.de/nachrichten/westfalen-lippe/mestemacher-spitzenvater-des-jahres-guetersloh-100.html

#diePARTEI #Kita #space #humor #DE


 

Bangkok’s green lung


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On the International Day of Forests, we bring you this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of Bangkok and its oasis of green, Bang Kachao

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Water for life


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UN SDG6 targets ‘Water for all by 2030’. For World Water Day we take a look at ways that space can help this global challenge.

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Testing the value of artificial gravity for astronaut health


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Test subjects in Cologne, Germany will take to their beds for 60 days from 25 March as part of a groundbreaking study, funded by European Space Agency ESA and US space agency NASA, into how artificial gravity could help astronauts stay healthy in space.

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ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name


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The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing – and been given a name.

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Giant ‘chimneys’ vent X-rays from Milky Way’s core


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By surveying the centre of our Galaxy, ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered two colossal ‘chimneys’ funneling material from the vicinity of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole into two huge cosmic bubbles.

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Giant ‘chimneys’ vent X-rays from Milky Way’s core


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By surveying the centre of our Galaxy, ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered two colossal ‘chimneys’ funneling material from the vicinity of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole into two huge cosmic bubbles.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Taking gravity from strength to strength


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Ten years ago, ESA launched one of its most innovative satellites. GOCE spent four years measuring a fundamental force of nature: gravity. This extraordinary mission not only yielded new insights into our gravity field, but led to some amazing discoveries about our planet, from deep below the surface to high up in the atmosphere and beyond. And, this remarkable mission continues to realise new science today.

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ESA Highlights 2018


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ESA Highlights takes you on a visual adventure through the world of space and discovery, illustrating many of ESA's key achievements throughout the year

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APOD: 2019 January 11 - Partial Eclipse over Beijing




On January 6 the New Moon rose in silhouette with the Sun seen from northeastern Asia. Near maximum, the dramatic partial solar eclipse is captured in this telephoto view through hazy skies. In the foreground, the hill top Wanchun pavilion overlooking central Beijing's popular Forbidden City hosts eclipse-watching early morning risers. This was the first of five, three solar and two lunar, eclipses for 2019. Next up is a total lunar eclipse during this month's Full Perigee Moon. At night on January 21, that celestial shadow play will be visible from the hemisphere of planet Earth that includes the Americas, Europe, and western Africa.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190111.html

#astronomy #picture #space #NASA #APOD


 

ESA’s Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA’s Dawn


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The mission to the smallest asteroid ever explored will employ the same main camera as the mission to the largest asteroids of all. ESA’s proposed Hera spacecraft to the Didymos asteroid pair has inherited its main imager from NASA’s Dawn mission to the Vesta and Ceres asteroids.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange Center


Image Credit: NASA, ESO , NAOJ, Giovanni Paglioli; Assembling and Processing: R. Colombari and R. Gendler

Explanation: What's happening at the center of spiral galaxy #M106? A swirling disk of stars and gas, M106's appearance is dominated by blue spiral arms and red dust lanes near the nucleus, as shown in the featured image. The core of M106 glows brightly in radio waves and X-rays where twin jets have been found running the length of the galaxy. An unusual central glow makes M106 one of the closest examples of the Seyfert class of galaxies, where vast amounts of glowing gas are thought to be falling into a central massive black hole. M106, also designated #NGC4258, is a relatively close 23.5 million light years away, spans 60 thousand light years across, and can be seen with a small telescope towards the constellation of the Hunting Dogs (Canes Venatici).

#astrophotography #astronomy #space #APOD #galaxy


 
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M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange Center


Image Credit: NASA, ESO , NAOJ, Giovanni Paglioli; Assembling and Processing: R. Colombari and R. Gendler

Explanation: What's happening at the center of spiral galaxy #M106? A swirling disk of stars and gas, M106's appearance is dominated by blue spiral arms and red dust lanes near the nucleus, as shown in the featured image. The core of M106 glows brightly in radio waves and X-rays where twin jets have been found running the length of the galaxy. An unusual central glow makes M106 one of the closest examples of the Seyfert class of galaxies, where vast amounts of glowing gas are thought to be falling into a central massive black hole. M106, also designated #NGC4258, is a relatively close 23.5 million light years away, spans 60 thousand light years across, and can be seen with a small telescope towards the constellation of the Hunting Dogs (Canes Venatici).

#astrophotography #astronomy #space #APOD #galaxy


 

Suppose somebody set off a nuke in the atmosphere...


...and nobody saw it.

Or, suppose a meteorite came in over the Bering Sea and exploded with an equivalent yield of 173 kilotons?

Same thing, pretty much.

it happened last December, but because it came in at such a remote location, nobody except satellites saw it.

#science #space


 

Suppose somebody set off a nuke in the atmosphere...


...and nobody saw it.

Or, suppose a meteorite came in over the Bering Sea and exploded with an equivalent yield of 173 kilotons?

Same thing, pretty much.

it happened last December, but because it came in at such a remote location, nobody except satellites saw it.

#science #space


 

ESA’s Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA’s Dawn


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The mission to the smallest asteroid ever explored will employ the same main camera as the mission to the largest asteroids of all. ESA’s proposed Hera spacecraft to the Didymos asteroid pair has inherited its main imager from NASA’s Dawn mission to the Vesta and Ceres asteroids.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Nairobi


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Earth observation image of the week: a Copernicus Sentinel-2 view over Kenya’s capital

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The Soyuz at Dawn





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The Soyuz at Dawn





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Bering in dire straits


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The Bering Strait is usually covered by sea ice at this time of the year, but the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission shows a different story

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Insight in sight







ExoMars orbiter spots InSight lander on Mars

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ESA greenlight for UK's air-breathing rocket engine


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The development programme of the world’s first air-breathing rocket engine has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead to major testing milestones being undertaken within the next 18 months.

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Sentinels monitor converging ice cracks


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The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission shows how cracks cutting across Antarctica’s Brunt ice shelf are on course to truncate the shelf and release an iceberg about the size of Greater London – it’s just a matter of time.

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Rings Around the Sun

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Surprising Discovery Revealed After Sifting Through Solar System Dust


 

Space tech poised to make air travel greener and more efficient


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Passengers travelling through busy airports should soon face fewer delays and have a lower environmental impact, thanks to efforts to use airspace more efficiently.

The Iris programme seeks to equip aircraft with satellite-based data communication links to help pilots and air traffic controllers to use the shortest and fastest routes, boosting productivity, saving fuel and reducing environmental pollution.

Funded by the European Space Agency in collaboration with Inmarsat, a global satellite communications company based in London, the system will be piloted on selected flights over the coming months and is scheduled to begin commercial service in 2021.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Cleaning Mars parachute


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Technology image of the week: A test version of the main ExoMars 2020 parachute being heat treated in an ESA oven to make it sterile enough for the Red Planet

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Soyuz Rollout to the Launch Pad





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Nitrogen dioxide pollution mapped


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New maps that use information from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal nitrogen dioxide emission being released into the atmosphere in cities and towns across the globe.

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Nitrogen dioxide pollution mapped


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New maps that use information from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal nitrogen dioxide emission being released into the atmosphere in cities and towns across the globe.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
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Soyuz Rollout to the Launch Pad





#nasa #photo #photography #space
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Soyuz Rollout to the Launch Pad





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Testing space batteries to destruction for cleaner skies


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Engineers descended into bunkers to test space batteries to destruction – through overheating, overcharging, short circuits and even by shooting them with bullets. The three-year test campaign is helping assess the risk of abandoned satellites exploding in orbit due to catastrophic battery reactions.

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Gateway to the Moon


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The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue the development of the Gateway, an outpost around the Moon that will act as a base to support both robots and astronauts exploring the lunar surface.

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Microlaunchers to grow Europe’s economy


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A flourishing small satellites market is driving demand for new ways to access space. Recent industry feasibility studies backed by ESA for new microlauncher services, are creating new business opportunities.

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Space radiation detector can help to spot fake masterpieces


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Technology originally developed for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider and then flown in space by ESA is now being used to analyse historic artworks, helping to detect forgeries.

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Yes. This First. We must develop self-sustaining colonies in Space (and on the Moon) if we are to expand into the Universe. Going to Mars will not do it.

#space #colonization #self-sustaining-space-colonies