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News story: ‘Space Emergency Service’ gains international award The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters received the 2017 William T. Pecora Award for providing satellite earth observations to help save lives worldwide.
The award, sponsored by the US Geological Survey and NASA, was presented yesterday (15 November) ...
Week in Images
Our week through the lens: 13-17 November 2017
Earth from Space
In the 248th edition, discover Chile’s largest salt flat in the Atacama Desert
News story: Boost for space incubators during Global Entrepreneurship Week The money will go to centres in Nottingham, Leicester and Durham, which support entrepreneurs and small companies in the space industry.
The UK Space Agency is working with UK industry to deliver world-class science innovation support, in line with the ...
We may know why Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is red instead of white The gases in Jupiter's atmosphere should form white clouds, so why do they look red? Two teams have found different recipes for the red in the Great Red Spot
NASA Selects Instrument for Future International Mission to Martian Moons
NASA has selected a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of Mars planned for launch in 2024.
Dark matter may be the source of antimatter streaming past Earth Two nearby powerful pulsars aren’t responsible for the stream of antimatter positrons snaking past Earth, so dark matter might be behind it after all
Tennessee Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on International Space Station
Students at Southside Elementary School in Lebanon, Tennessee, will have the opportunity to speak with NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 10:05 a.m. EST Monday, Nov. 20.
News story: 2018 will be the Year of Engineering
This is part of a year-long campaign to tackle the engineering skills gap and widen the pool of young people who join the profession.
Today, Thursday 16 November, the government announced that 2018 will be the Year of Engineering, a ...
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We just sent a message to try to talk to aliens on another world We've just sent a message to a nearby star to see if there's any life there - and we'll only have to wait 25 years for a reply
Fracture swarms on Mars
These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity.
Transparency data: UK Space Agency: spending report for October 2017 The UK Space Agency publishes details of all its spending, both over £25,000 and under, on a monthly basis.
Ozone ups and downs
Climate scientists studying three decades of ozone measurements from seven satellites see a positive trend in global recovery thanks to international efforts to curb ozone-depleting substances.
Orbital ATK's Cygnus Rendzevous and Installation to the International Space Station
Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station Nov. 14 after a two-day journey following its launch Nov. 12 on the company’s Antares rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Dubbed the “SS Gene Cernan” after the ...
ScienceCasts: The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
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On August 21, 2017, a continent-spanning wave of instruments from home-made pinhole cameras to the most sophisticated telescopes in operation today will be trained on the Eclipse Across America.