Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Space News

SciTech Europa brings you the latest Space News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

What would happen if a gigantic asteroid hit Earth? NASA is simulating an ‘asteroid...

Today NASA is simulating a fictional 'asteroid apocalypse' to play out what would happen if an asteroid impacted the Earth. The "tabletop exercise" will use...
An image to illustrate the new findings about the universe's expansion from the Hubble Space Telescope

New data from the Hubble Space Telescope highlights discrepancies in measuring the universe’s expansion

New data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has highlighted that there are discrepancies in the two techniques for measuring the universe's expansion rate. The findings...
An image to illustrate dark matter

How the Disney movie Frozen inspired the use of supercooled water to search for...

Why is the search for dark matter in space significant, and how could supercooled water help physicists to find out more? Matthew M. Szydagis, an assistant...

How does microgravity affect human gut bacteria during spaceflight? Information from the landmark NASA...

The landmark NASA Twins study has found out the effects of microgravity on human gut bacteria during spaceflight, which may give valuable insights for...
An image of the falcon heavy from SpaceX

Watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch and attempt at a historic triple rocket landing

SpaceX will show the Falcon Heavy launch and attempt a historic triple rocket landing on a live stream today, 11 April. The SpaceX Falcon Heavy...
The first ever real black hole image

The first ever black hole image will be released today: Watch it live here

Today, the first ever black hole image will be released in a live stream. Scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration will present their...
An image of the Martian soil which could lead to new medicines

Combatting antibiotic resistance with Martian soil: new research on Mars could lead to new...

Research into Martian soil to help humans live on Mars could lead to new medicines to combat antibiotic resistance. A research team tested Martian soil...
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JAXA’s High energy-resolution X-ray spectroscopy

JAXA’s Kazuhisa Mitsuda showcases some of the Japanese Space Agency’s recent achievements in the field of X-ray spectroscopy and looks towards an M pixel...
An image to illustrate cosmic rays

Solving a century-long mystery: the origin of galactic cosmic rays

A steady rain of charged particles, moving at nearly the speed of light, falls upon our planet at all times and from all directions...
An image from the Breakthrough Starshot project to illustrate launching the ultra-fast light-driven nanocrafts to Alpha Centauri

The Breakthrough Starshot project: Launching ultra-fast light-driven nanocrafts to Alpha Centauri

Harvard University’s Professor Avi Loeb, Chair of the Breakthrough Starshot project, tells SciTech Europa about how the initiative plans to launch ultra-fast light-driven nanocrafts...

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