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New Scientist - Space

Prepare for more exotic super-Earths as the hunt for exoplanets ramps up in 2017, says Stephen Baxter. They've already been imagined by science fiction

12/14/2016

New Scientist - Space

It would be wise to heed calls to build a dedicated rocket primed to defend Earth against a large incoming asteroid or comet, says Geraint Lewis

12/14/2016

NASA Image of the Day

Color Variations on Mount Sharp, MarsThe foreground of this scene from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows purple-hued rocks near the rover's late-2016 location on lower Mount Sharp. The scene's middle distance includes higher layers that are future destinations for the mission.

12/14/2016

ESA Education

Concurrent Engineering Workshops – Call for Applications Following the success of the first Concurrent Engineering Workshop held in September 2016, the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Programme is again offering university students  the opportunity to learn how ESA assesses technical and financial feasibility of space missions. Europe’s leadership in space depends upon its ability to continue developing world-class satellites. To do that, we need to train a new generation of space engineers and scientists. 

12/14/2016

ESA Human Spaceflight

Testing completed on Orion service module On Monday ESA handed over ownership of the Orion European Service Module test article to NASA at the agency’s Plum Brook facility – marking the end of individual testing for the structure. The module sits directly below Orion’s crew capsule and provides propulsion, power, thermal control, and water and air for four astronauts. The solar array spans 19 m and provides enough electricity to power two households. 

12/14/2016

SpaceRef Mars

Boron has been identified for the first time on the surface of Mars, indicating the potential for long-term habitable groundwater in the ancient past....

12/13/2016

NASA Image of the Day

HTV-6 Cargo Craft Approaches Space StationExpedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA shared this photograph of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kounotori H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-6) as it approached the International Space Station. Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet successfully captured the spacecraft using the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm.

12/13/2016

New Scientist - Space

Observations of a planet called HAT-P-7b over four years reveal windy conditions that push hot clouds of vapourised minerals swirling around the far-off world

12/12/2016

NASA Image of the Day

The Coolest Landscape on Mars (or Earth)Many Martian landscapes contain features that are familiar to ones we find on Earth, like river valleys, cliffs, glaciers and volcanos.

12/12/2016

ESA Telecommunications & Integrated Applications

Boost to Italy Over the next three years, the Italian government will contribute €19 million to ESA’s Integrated Applications Promotion telecom programme. An ‘ambassador platform’, launched today, will help to channel these funds to Italian industry.

12/12/2016