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Earliest Stars 150 Million Years Younger Than Previously Believed
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, space, nasa, stars, Planck, ESA, research, science, interesting )

Michael
- 25 days ago - iflscience.com
The latest data from the European Space Agency's Planck space telescope revealed that the earliest known stars in the universe likely appeared 150 million years later than previously believed.
Maxwell Test Chamber
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, scientists, science, research, interesting, humans, environment, design, Maxwell Test Chamber, cavernous, noise-absorbing, ESA )

Darren
- 27 days ago - esa.int
Technology image of the week: The cavernous, noise-absorbing interior of ESA's Maxwell chamber
What Is Comet Dust Made of?
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, comets, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, COSIMA, discovery, esa, news, Rosetta, space )

Kayleen
- 37 days ago - csmonitor.com
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft--in orbit around Comet 67P--analyzed dust blown out from the comet by solar radiation and just discovered they are composed of dry fluffy grains made of sodium. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Rosetta Comet Probe Contradicts Current Theories About Source of Earth's Water
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, comets, Earth, ESA, interesting, news, science, space, University of Bern )

Kayleen
- 80 days ago - cbsnews.com
Data from the Rosetta spacecraft flying along with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko concludes that asteroids, not comets, delivered the lion's share of the water making up Earth's oceans. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
European Space Plane for February Launch
Science & Tech  (tags: esa, european space agency, space plane, space plane, world, science, space )

Roger
- 101 days ago - sbs.com.au
Rocket firm Arianespace says Europe's first "space plane" will be launched on February 11 next year on an unmanned test flight and re-entry.
Rosetta Comet Landing Day 3: Live
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, astronomy, Rosetta mission, Philae lander, comet67P, ESA, European Space Agency )

Beatrice
- 111 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
So, quick recap. The European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet. (Pause for cheers and whooping) But then, disaster, the probe bounced away from the landing site into a crater (Pause for glum head scratching) And even worse, the probe only has 60
Row Reignites Over Distance of Pleiades Star Cluster
Science & Tech  (tags: world, astronomy, cosmology, science, pleiades, stars, cluster, esa, measurement, gaia )

Darren
- 187 days ago - nature.com
New measurement points to possible error in ESA survey that could also affect the agency's new Gaia mission.
ESA's Gaia Star Surveying Satellite Launches
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, GAIA, ESA, space, research, science, technology, investigation )

Michael
- 440 days ago - cbc.ca
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 )

Gvapo
- 700 days ago - sci.esa.int
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 )

Dan
- 703 days ago - space.com
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 )

Beatrice
- 1429 days ago - esa.int
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 )

Beatrice
- 1555 days ago - esa.int
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 )

Dan
- 1823 days ago - sciencedaily.com
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 )

Scarlett
- 2235 days ago - nature.com
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 )

J
- 2535 days ago - afp.google.com
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.
 

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