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ESA's shiny new Sentinel-1A satellite returns first Earth photos


Click to enlarge – Image of a transect across the northern section of the Antarctic Peninsula

ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite has returned its first images of Earth from space in its second week of achieving orbit.

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Beautiful image of the Tadpole stellar nursery

The bright yellow glow at the centre of this cosmic gas cluster, known as the Tadpole, is a fledgling star which is beginning to form.

Space

Robot prepares for first-ever spacecraft landing on a comet

A fridge-sized robot lab hurtling through the Solar System aboard a European probe is about to wake from hibernation and prepare for the first-ever landing by a spacecraft on a comet. 472 more words

Space

Paris, marathon training and some space science

Hello! In this blog post, I’m going to talk about some cool space scienceĀ from the last couple of weeks. First though, I have some of my own updates. 820 more words

Science News

Gaia news flash #17: How stars are detected and some additional information about the commissioning status

ESA has published today some very interesting information how stars are actually detected by Gaia. This is done with the help of 14 Sky Mapper (SM) CCDs. 297 more words

ARIANESPACE SOYUZ LAUNCH FROM FRENCH GUIANA TODAY

ARIANESPACE SOYUZ LAUNCH FROM FRENCH GUIANA TODAY

Image Credit & Copyright: Arianespace. CLICK photo for larger view and look below for links and information.

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Astronomy with Mike Culley

Mike Culley is from the Southend Planetarium and on 31st March, he spoke with Jason McCrossan about the latest happenings in the sky at night. Monday Matters broadcasts on 106.9 SFM every Monday night from 7pm and online at: http://www.sfmradio.com

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