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ESA's Gaia Star Surveying Satellite Launches
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, GAIA, ESA, space, research, science, technology, investigation )

- 1402 days ago -
The European Space Agency launched its star-surveying satellite Gaia into space Thursday, hoping to produce the most accurate three-dimensional map of the Milky Way and to better understand the evolution of our galaxy.
Black Hole Wakes Up - First Time Recorded
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, black hole, esa, discovery, energy, environment, interesting, investigation, nasa, news, performance, research, science, scientists, space, study, technology, tech )

- 1662 days ago -
Astronomers have watched as a black hole woke up from a decades-long slumber to feed on a low-mass object - either a brown dwarf or a giant planet - that strayed too close. A similar feeding event, albeit on a gas cloud, will soon happen at the black hole
Mars Vs. Comet in 2014: Scientists Prepare for a Close Shave or Impact
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, ESA, interesting, Mars, nasa, news, research, science, space, spacecraft, study )

- 1665 days ago -
A close encounter between Mars and Comet C/2013 A1 in 2014 has NASA investigating how to protect Mars-orbiting spacecraft and rovers from cometary debris as the comet and planet converge. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Record Loss of Ozone Over Arctic
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, ESA, ozone, arctic, atmosphere, polar vortex, weather )

- 2391 days ago -
ESA's Envisat satellite has measured record low levels of ozone over the Euro-Atlantic sector of the northern hemisphere during March. This record low was caused by unusually strong winds, known as the polar vortex, which isolated the atmospheric mass
Venus Holds Warning for Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, technology, ESA, Venus, climate change, discovery, cloud structure )

- 2517 days ago -
A mysterious high-altitude layer of sulphur dioxide discovered by ESA's Venus Express has been explained. As well as telling us more about Venus, it could be a warning against injecting our atmosphere with sulphur droplets to mitigate climate change.
Europe's Herschel Space Observatory Finds Life-Enabling Organic Molecules in Orion Nebula
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, ESA, news, possible life, space )

- 2785 days ago -
ESA's space observatory has found the chemical fingerprints of life-enabling organic molecules in the Orion Nebula, a nearby stellar nursery in our Milky Way galaxy. Recorded in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
ESA Seeks to Join US Dark Energy Mission
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, ESA, JDEM, DoE, Dark energy, astronomy, space, research )

- 3197 days ago -
The European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking a slot as the third partner in the Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM), alongside two US agencies already involved -- NASA and the Department of Energy (DoE).
US Shuttle Endeavour Heads Home After Record Mission
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, space, technology, environment, space shuttle Endeavour, ISS, NASA, ESA, Japanese Experiment Logistics Module, STS-123 )

- 3497 days ago -
The US space shuttle Endeavour began its trek home to Earth Monday after a record 5 successful spacewalks & 12 days at the International Space Station where astronauts installed Japan's maiden ISS laboratory.Due to land Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center.
New Portrait of Earth Shows Land Cover as Never Before
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, technology, climate, environment, investigation, news, study, habitat, land, Earth, GlobCover, ESA, U.N )

- 3505 days ago -
Earth's land cover has been charted from space before,but this map,which will be made available to the public upon its completion in July,has a resolution 10 times sharper than any of its predecessors.
The Icy Promethei Planum Area on Mars
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, research, technology, environment, ice, Mars, nadir, planet, Promethei Planum, ESA )

- 3506 days ago -
Latest results from the Mars Advanced Radar for Ionosphere and Subsurface Sounding (MARSIS) onboard Mars Express have revealed that the thickness of this extension of the south polar ice cap exceeds 3500 m.
Columbus Earth Viewing Camera (EVC) Captures First Views of Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, ESTEC, Columbus, EVC, Earth, ISS, orbit, space, ESA, NASA, technology, news )

- 3510 days ago -
EVC is part of the European Technology Exposure Facility installed on the European Columbus laboratory's external platform during a spacewalk on 02/15/08 by NASA astronauts.The camera is intended to be a valuable resource for public outreach & education.

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