Celebrating a year at the comet

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

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

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

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

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...
Pluto and Charon

New Horizons spacecraft is three months from the first-ever close up images of Pluto

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Pluto, the space body we all saw as the ninth planet, is so far from us that we never had a good picture of it. Although Voyager spacecrafts are now far away and out...
Eta Cerinae

New try to explain the system Eta Carinae

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Eta Carinae is actually a pair of stars 7.500 light years away from us and is an amazing object because it has a cycle of 5,5 years of continuous changes (very different of other...
Greenland without ice

There was a time where Greenland was really green?

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The short response: yes. The vikings saw that green land? No; they were lucky enough to find it in the summer and to touch the southern corner of the island.  Greenland was once a...
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