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Giant Cloud Reappears above Martian Volcano
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 [...]
Week in images: 27-31 July 2020
Week in images: 27-31 July 2020 Discover our week through the lens
ALMA May Have Found Neutron Star in Supernova Remnant SN 1987A
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 [...]
Kickstarter Campaign Raises Money For Perfume That Smells Like Space
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.
Contract signed to build Europe’s carbon dioxide monitoring mission
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.
Dark matter map hints at cracks in our understanding of the universe
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
Earth from Space: Flinders Ranges, South Australia
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.
Flinders Ranges, South Australia
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.
Lake Salda, Turkey Shares A Similar Mineralogy With Jezero Crater On 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...
Stunning Space Butterfly Captured By ESO Telescope
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...