Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Space News

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

An image of the LIGO optics, to demonstrate the search for gravitational waves

The LIGO’s search for gravitational waves from cosmic collisions will resume

UK astrophysicists will resume the search for gravitational waves following substantial upgrades to three global detectors. Gravitational waves are the ripples in spacetime caused by...
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The Ziggy star formation: Explaining abundant cosmic dust

A radio signal has been detected from abundant cosmic dust in MACS0416_Y1, but the standard models cannot explain the amount of dust. Researchers have had...
Artist's illustration to demonstrate the concept that carbon monoxide detectors could alert us to extraterrestrial life

Celestial carbon monoxide detectors could warn us of extraterrestrial life

Carbon monoxide detectors could alert us to extraterrestrial life, according to a research team led by the University of California Riverside. Astronomers have generally assumed...
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The quasars from supermassive black holes in the early Universe

The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has announced the discovery of 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes (SMBHs) in the early Universe. The new research...
An image of the moon, to illustrate the lunar Gateway

The lunar Gateway to robot and astronaut moon exploration

The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue developing the lunar Gateway, a base for robot and astronaut exploration of the moon. The...
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An innovation partnership: ESA Earth Observation and Airbus

Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation Programmes (EOP) and head of ESA’s centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN), spoke to SciTech Europa about their agreement...

What do you know about detecting dark matter and dark energy?

A research team from the University of Kansas, USA, has earned a three-year, $750,000 (€66,300) grant to hunt new ways of understanding and detecting...
The new near-infrared interfermoter GRAVITY, at the ESO/VLTI Observatory is enabling physic breakthroughs, by testing General Relativity and weighing supermassive black holes.

The interfermoter that can weigh black holes

The new near-infrared interfermoter GRAVITY, at the ESO/VLTI Observatory is enabling physic breakthroughs, by testing General Relativity and weighing supermassive black holes. One hundred years after...
An ESA image reflecting space safety

Space safety at the European Space Operations Centre

Rolf Densing, ESA Director of Operations and Head of the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), speaks to SciTech Europa about space safety and situational...

High-energy astrophysics missions: The X-ray spectroscopy era

SciTech Europa takes a look at future X-ray spectroscopy missions, deigned to provide us with a better understanding of the Universe. High-energy astrophysics studies X-ray...

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