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Iceland hits the geothermal jackpot. Is Japan next?

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Iceland has been using geothermal energy to generate electricity for decades. In 2008, however, engineers discovered a reservoir of extremely hot water that has the potential to greatly expand geothermal electricity output. Now geoscientists have...

Sentinels catch traffic jam

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Low water levels in the Danube river have left ships to queue close to the town of Zimnicea in Romania. The present heat wave torturing Europe means the level of the Danube has dropped and...

Charting the Slow Death of the Universe

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An international team of astronomers studying more than 200 000 galaxies has measured the energy generated within a large portion of space more precisely than ever before. This represents the most comprehensive assessment of...

Celebrating a year at the comet

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ESA’s Rosetta mission today celebrates one year at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, with its closest approach to the Sun now just one week away. It’s been a long but exciting journey for Rosetta since its launch in...

Science on the surface of a comet

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Data were obtained during the lander’s seven-hour descent to its first touchdown at the Agilkia landing site, which then triggered the start of a sequence of predefined experiments. But shortly after touchdown, it became...

Andreas Mogensen launch moved by a day

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The next ESA astronaut to work on the International Space Station, Andreas Mogensen, will arrive a day later than previously planned because the Station’s orbit has been changed. The Danish flight engineer, commander Sergei Volkov...

Cool summer boosts Arctic ice

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Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third following the unusually cool summer of 2013. This new finding suggests that ice in the northern...

Rosetta: preparing for perihelion

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Perihelion basics What is perihelion exactly? Perihelion is the closest point a Solar System object gets to the Sun along its orbit (aphelion is the term given to the most distant point). The term derives from...

The Real Cost of Our Increasing Energy Consumption

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Making the world a better, healthier, and more sustainable place for future generations is certainly no easy task; if you’re researching environmental law programs, you’ve taken the first step toward making a difference. There...
Asteroid

Water could have come to Earth with asteroids, new evidence found

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The origen of Earth's water is a question with not one single response. While some scientists think the water was in the early mass of galactic powder which formed the Earth, some others think...
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