Month: August 2018

International Space Station (ISS) yesterday (Aug. 30) appears to be complete. Ground controllers noticed a slight dip in ISS cabin pressure on Wednesday night (Aug. 29). Yesterday, crewmembers traced the leak to a 2-millimeter-wide hole in one of the two Russian Soyuz spacecraft that’s currently docked to the orbiting lab. Cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, the Soyuz commander, patched the
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The IMAGE spacecraft as seen in 2000, before its launch.  (NASA) Six months after NASA last picked up a signal from a long-lost spacecraft, engineers have been unable to re-establish communications with the satellite, the agency confirmed in a new statement released yesterday (Aug. 28). That spacecraft, the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE), launched
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Clusters of baby stars appear swathed in the dusty material that meanders throughout the Carina Nebula in a gorgeous new photo from the European Southern Observatory(ESO). [See more awesome photos of the Carina Nebula] An infrared image of the Carina Nebula taken by the European Southern Observatory’s VISTA telescope in Chile, released with a statement Aug.
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PR dla Zagranicy Victoria Bieniek 31.08.2018 17:19 Poland’s space industry grows Polish companies are to account for three percent of the revenue of the European space industry by 2030, Polish Entrepreneurship and Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz has said. Outer space. Photo: NASA/Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain) At the launch of the third edition of the “Staff
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Cool water In celebration of World Water Week, the ESA-sponsored medical doctor Carmen Possnig and plumber Florentin Camus pose with the water recycling facility that makes life possible at Concordia research station, located on Antarctica’s high plateau.    Also known as White Mars, Antarctica is the closest resemblance on Earth to a remote, inhospitable planet.
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A few weeks ago virtually every seasonal hurricane forecaster adjusted its projections downward for the Atlantic hurricane season. The primary reasons cited were that Atlantic waters were relatively cool and an El Nino was expected to develop. I wrote a Forbes piece discussing the new projections and why forecasters were making the adjustments. There were two
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HEIDELBERG, Germany (Reuters) – Armed with a mouse and computer screen instead of a scalpel and operating theater, cardiologist Benjamin Meder carefully places the electrodes of a pacemaker in a beating, digital heart. A three-dimensional printout of a human heart is seen at the Heidelberg University Hospital (Universitaetsklinikum Heidelberg) in Heidelberg, Germany, August 14, 2018.
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Past experiments using CERN’s super-sized particle-smasher, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), hinted at something unexpected. A particle called a beauty meson was breaking down in ways that just weren’t line up with predictions. That means one of two things – our predictions are wrong, or the numbers are out. And a new approach makes it
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BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together MMO and MPO mini-stack 31 August 2018 The two science orbiters of the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission are connected in their launch configuration and the European science orbiter and transport module have been given the go-ahead to be loaded with propellants. The mission completed its Qualification Acceptance Review in the
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Description With much of Europe recently subjected to a prolonged heatwave and lack of rain, brown was certainly the trending colour this summer. While cooler air and rain have now returned to northwest Europe, turning some of the landscape back to the more usual hues of green, these satellite images show how the hot dry
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« All Events Event Navigation The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) will host a “lunch and learn” information session on Capitol Hill on September 5, 2018 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm ET in 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. The topic is: “The Importance of Radio Spectrum to the Competitiveness of the Commercial Space Industry.” Speakers
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Saturn has been out there getting up to its old tricks again: looking really spectacular and being super interesting. This time, it’s in a series of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, showing the planet’s breathtaking auroras. Over a period of seven months in 2017, the space-based telescope used its Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph
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As a joke, NASA spacewalker Dale Gardner holds up a “For Sale” sign during a shuttle mission in 1984, in an era when the space shuttle fleet took on commercial satellite servicing tasks. (NASA Photo) Why can’t commercials be filmed on the International Space Station? How about astronaut endorsements of energy drinks or tennis shoes?
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Hilleman helped develop vaccines against several strains of the flu during his 40-year career in vaccine research. Jonas Salk gained worldwide fame for his polio vaccine; Louis Pasteur is remembered, among other things, for developing a vaccine against rabies, and Edward Jenner’s name is forever connected to vaccination against smallpox. But history barely remembers the
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International Space Station Configuration as of Aug. 22, 2018: Three spaceships are docked at the space station including the Progress 70 resupply ship and the Soyuz MS-08 and MS-09 crew ships. The International Space Station’s cabin pressure is holding steady after the Expedition 56 crew conducted repair work on one of two Russian Soyuz spacecraft
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WASHINGTON — The longtime director of NASA’s Earth science division, who in recent years provided a steadying hand amid budget concerns while seeking to take advantage of new capabilities, will retire from the agency next February. NASA announced Aug. 29 that Michael Freilich, who had been director of the Earth science division at NASA Headquarters
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Greenhouse gases bubble from Arctic lakes.NASA NASA has released videos of bubbling lakes in the remote Arctic tundra, where warming continues to release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere at unprecedented rates. The international research team, funded by NASA as part of their Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), recently published their results in Nature Communications. What they found
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The asteroids will skim the planet between Sunday, September 2, and Monday, September 3. The space rocks are estimated to measure between 177ft (54m) and 2,690 ft (820m) in diameter, at most, meaning at least two of them are “potentially hazardous asteroids” (PHAs). PHAs are asteroids no smaller than 459ft (140m) which approach the planet
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WASHINGTON — NASA has tasked a new advisory committee with studying greater commercial activities at the agency, including selling naming rights for NASA missions and allowing astronauts to perform commercial work. In a presentation at an Aug. 29 meeting of the NASA Advisory Council at the Ames Research Center in California, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
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