Space and Time

We’ve found 4000 exoplanets but almost zero are right for life The chemical reactions that give rise to life need enough liquid water and not too much ultraviolet light, which seems to be a rare combination in the galaxy
Week in images
Our week through the lens: 18 - 22 March 2019
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity
Today is World Water Day, but with millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggling to cope in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the notion of water shortages may not be at the forefront of our minds right now. ...
Earth from Space
For World Water Day, we take a look at Lake Chad at the southern edge of the Sahara, where water supplies are dwindling
Earth from space: Lake Chad
Marking World Water Day, this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme features Lake Chad at the southern edge of the Sahara, where water supplies are dwindling.
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Women's History Month: Paula Cain, Thermal Blanket Technician
"My background is in fashion design, and they had a job, and it said, 'do you like Star Trek?'" - Paula Cain, Thermal Blanket Technician at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. Cain describes her work building the thermal blankets that ...
Stunning picture shows dead star racing away from a massive explosion A speedy pulsar moving 1100 kilometres per second is racing away from the supernova explosion that created it in this image taken by the Very Large Array radio telescope
Water for life
UN SDG6 targets ‘Water for all by 2030’. For World Water Day we take a look at ways that space can help this global challenge.
World Water Day: what's space got to do with it?
UN Sustainable Goal 6 is crystal clear: Water for all by 2030.
For World Water Day we take a look at ways that space can help this global challenge. While Earth-observing satellites monitor our precious water resources, technologies developed for ...
ESA and climate change
Climate change is high on the global agenda.
To tackle climate change, a global perspective is needed and this can be provided by satellites. Their data is key if we want to prepare ourselves for the consequences of climate change. ...
Asteroid Bennu is spewing out dust and rocks to create its own moons NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has found that Bennu is an active asteroid and is covered in large rocks that will make grabbing a sample more difficult
Asteroid Ryugu is so dry we may have to rethink how Earth got water The first results from Japan’s Hayabusa-2 mission show that the asteroid Ryugu is surprisingly dry, which may have implications for how life began on Earth
NASA Mission Reveals Asteroid Has Big Surprises
A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid’s surface.
Exoplanet science with Cheops
Kate Isaak, our Cheops project scientist, talks to ESA Web TV about the science that will be performed with our upcoming Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, scheduled for launch in late 2019. She describes how Cheops will make observations of exoplanet-hosting ...
Toilet on International Space Station gets a bacteria-killing upgrade Killing bacteria in space is hard – but an experimental silver-ruthenium surface that was added to the ISS toilet door seems to be up to the job
Distant space rock Ultima Thule formed in a slow and gentle collision New images of the most distant space rock we have ever visited show that it has mysterious bright spots and stripes, and that it probably formed in a slow-motion collision
NASA Administrator Bridenstine Chats with Elon Musk of SpaceX
On the latest Watch this Space, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine chats with SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk during a tour of Launch Complex 39A just before the Demo-1 launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The historic ...
NASA Television to Air Three Upcoming Spacewalks, Preview Briefing
Four astronauts are preparing for their first spacewalks outside the International Space Station, scheduled for March 22, March 29 and April 8.
Strong Budget Support for Moon to Mars Effort on This Week @NASA – March 15, 2019
Strong budget support for our Moon to Mars effort, a new crew launches to the space station, and training for Orion recovery … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
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Press release: Four companies awarded grant funding to develop commercial range control services The UK Space Agency has confirmed that four organisations have been awarded over £350,000 in grant funding for the development of commercial range control services at multiple spaceport sites across the country.

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