Sunday, May 26, 2019

Space News

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

Elżbieta Bieńkowska at the 11th Conference on European Space Policy

The European Defence Fund: Linking space and defence

Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurships and SMEs, spoke in Brussels at the 11th Conference on European Space Policy about how...
Pleiades, one of the brightest and closest open star clusters

Tidal tails: A glimpse into the evolution of open star clusters

Astronomers from the University of Heidelberg have identified two tidal tails with approximately five hundred stars extending up to 650 light-years. The discovery gives...
An image of gravitational wave to demonstrate gravitational wave observatories

Increased funding for gravitational wave observatories

The global network of gravitational wave observatories network is being upgraded, it has been announced by lead science funding agencies in the United Kingdom...
An image to illustrate IP for space applications.

The final frontier: Will IP apply in space?

Stephen Blake, Partner, and Isobel Ferguson, Trainee Patent Attorney, at Marks & Clerk, discuss some of the challenges posed with regard to IP when it...
An image to illustrate the European Space Agency.

The Director General of ESA discusses their future space activities

SciTech Europa met with the Director General of the European Space Agency, Johann-Dietrich Wörner in Brussels to discuss some of Agency’s current and future...
This image, taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows a part the globular cluster NGC 6752. Behind the bright stars of the cluster a denser collection of faint stars is visible -- a previously unknown dwarf spheroidal galaxy. This galaxy, nicknamed Bedin 1, is about 30 million light-years from Earth.

Astronomers have found a new dwarf galaxy near us

Astronomers have discovered a new dwarf galaxy only 30 million light years away. This was a surprise finding made while studying the globular cluster...
Image of the Curiosity Rover used to measure gravity on Mars

The Curiosity Rover: How to measure gravity on Mars

A research team have published a new paper in the journal Science, detailing how they repurposed data from navigational sensors on the NASA Curiosity...
The NASA Chandra

What are stellar winds? Observing a neutron star gives us a unique insight

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has recorded data of a neutron star passing through a dense patch of stellar wind. This has provided an insight...
Image from the Hubble Space Telescope of a doubly imaged quasar. How quickly is the universe expanding? The Hubble constant estimates

How quickly is the universe expanding? The Hubble constant estimates

One of the key questions for astronomers is how quickly the universe is expanding. Hubble constant estimates are central to answering this question. A team...
Asteroid collisions have tripled since the age of dinosaurs

Asteroid collisions have tripled since the age of dinosaurs

The number of asteroid collisions with the Earth and Moon has increased by up to three times since the age of dinosaurs, over the...

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