Monday, August 26, 2019

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Copernicus Sentinel satellites: delivering accurate data

Copernicus Sentinel satellites: delivering accurate data

Two recent expeditions 26,000km across the Atlantic Ocean have returned critical information to make sure the Copernicus Sentinel satellites are delivering accurate data about...
BepiColombo gets green light for launch site

BepiColombo gets green light for launch site

A review yesterday means that Europe’s first mission to Mercury - BepiColombo - will soon be ready to be transported to the spaceport and...
Scientists discover how magnetic waves heat the sun

Scientists discover how magnetic waves heat the sun

Scientists at Queen’s University, Belfast, have led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery of how magnetic waves heat the Sun by crashing through...
Donor red giant star breathes life into dead star

Donor star breathes life into dead star

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Integral space observatory has witnessed a rare event – the moment winds emitted by a red giant star revived...
Scientists reveal secrets of the Moon's composition

Scientists reveal secrets of the Moon’s composition

The Moon's composition is due to a collision between early Earth and a baby planet, creating a ‘dust doughnut’ which spat out the lunar...
Signal detected from ‘cosmic dawn’

Signal detected from the ‘cosmic dawn’

Astronomers have detected a signal from the 'cosmic dawn' as they appeared and illuminated the Universe, in observations that have been hailed as “revolutionary”. Observations...
XMM-Newton: First clear X-ray flares from massive stellar lighthouse

XMM-Newton: first clear X-ray flares from massive stellar lighthouse

ESA's XMM-Newton has used the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope to find that the Rho Ophiuchi A star boasts a strong magnetic field,...
Is the Moon's water more widespread than we thought?

Is the Moon’s water more widespread than we thought?

A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon’s water is widely distributed across the surface and is not...
Swarm trio becomes a quartet

Swarm trio becomes a quartet

With the aim of making the best possible use of existing satellites, ESA and Canada have made a deal that turns the Swarm trio...
ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter to test atmosphere

ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter to test atmosphere

Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and...

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