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Breaking Science News | Sci-News.com

The Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) on ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft has captured new images of a giant cloud over the 20-km (12.4-mile) high Arsia Mons volcano, the southernmost in a trio of giant Martian shield volcanoes known collectively as Tharsis Montes. Named the Arsia Mons Elongated Cloud (AMEC), the cloud can reach up to 1,800 [...]

07/31/2020

ESA Top News

Week in images: 27-31 July 2020 Discover our week through the lens

07/31/2020

Breaking Science News | Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found new evidence that a very young neutron star is hiding deep inside the remains of the supernova 1987A (SN 1987A). SN 1987A is a stellar explosion that occurred from a star about 20 times the mass of the Sun. This supernova was first observed on [...]

07/31/2020

NPR Space News

Astronauts have compared the smell of space to gun powder, seared steak and hot metal. The Kickstarter campaign has raised more than $500,000 for the effort to sell space perfume.

07/31/2020

ESA Observing the Earth

With the amount of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere approaching levels that humans may have never before experienced, the need to monitor sources of emissions is more urgent than ever – hence the Copernicus Carbon Dioxide Monitoring mission being one of Europe’s new high-priority satellite missions. Taking the mission a significant step forward, ESA and OHB System AG have, today, signed a contract to build the first two satellites that make up the mission.

07/31/2020

New Scientist - Space

A new survey suggests dark matter is more evenly spread through space than we had thought, which might mean we don’t fully understand how gravity works on large scales

07/31/2020

ESA Top News

Video: 00:03:00 This edition of the Earth from Space programme features a false-colour image captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2 over the many colourful curves and folds of the Flinders Ranges – the largest mountain range in South Australia.See also Flinders Ranges, South Australia to download the image.

07/31/2020

ESA Top News

Image: The many colourful curves and folds of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia are featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

07/31/2020

SpaceRef Mars

You may not be able to travel to Jezero Crater on Mars, but you can visit the next best thing: Lake Salda, Turkey. Though it is located a world away, Lake Salda shares similar minerology and geology as the dry...

07/31/2020

SpaceRef Astronomy

Resembling a butterfly with its symmetrical structure, beautiful colours, and intricate patterns, this striking bubble of gas -- known as NGC 2899 -- appears to float and flutter across the sky in this new picture from ESO's Very Large Telescope...

07/31/2020