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European Space Agency's Magnetic Field Mission SWARM

Image credit: ESA/ATG Medialab

European Space Agency (ESA) has 3 satellites that work in a coordinated fashion to measure Earth’s changing magnetic field. Here’s the description from ESA… 289 more words


Spacecraft captures three solar eclipses in one day

For us here on Earth, getting one solar eclipse is a spectacular event, but three? That’s something extraordinary.

The European Space Agency’s Proba-2 satellite was treated to three solar eclipses on Sept. 95 more words


Amazing! Magellanic Cloud Images From Space Look Like Van Gogh Painted Them

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The image from the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite of Magellanic Clouds and an interstellar filament bear an uncanny resemblance to a post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh painting. 421 more words


Cristoforetti on astronaut envy, spirituality, memories, espresso and her future in space

Italy’s Samantha Cristoforetti, who in June concluded a record 200 days on the International Space Station, considers astronaut envy, spirituality, memories, espresso and her future: 777 more words


Italian astronaut Cristoforetti has fond memories of training in Montreal for her record-setting space-station mission

Two weeks in Montreal in the spring of 2012 played a large role in the training of Samantha Cristoforetti, preparing the Italian astronaut for critical tasks she would perform during her record-setting 200 days orbiting Earth on the International Space Station. 1,557 more words


To Perihelion and beyond! - review

This review first appeared in Sabotage Reviews 

Leicester Astronomical Society presents
To Perihelion and beyond! 
A Celebration of Rosetta and Philae’s Comet Adventure

with poetry by Siobhan Logan… 700 more words