WASHINGTON — A European Space Agency satellite-deorbiting program that’s been struggling to gain traction with its member states and with industry has been redesigned to be more appealing. ESA is seeking to revive its e.Deorbit program from 2013 by expanding the mission beyond deorbiting a single satellite. Furthermore, the agency is not stipulating that the
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Using advanced technology, scientists are reconstructing what citizens of ancient Pompeii looked like before the enormous volcanic eruption that took their lives. Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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This is NASA’s 2018 ‘To Do’ list. The work we do, which will continue in 2018, helps the United States maintain its world leadership in space exploration and scientific discovery. Launches, discoveries and more exploration await in the year ahead. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: images-assets.nasa.gov/video/NHQ_2017_1219_NASA 2018 TO
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WASHINGTON — The Senate approved legislation Dec. 20 to reform commercial space regulations and extend the life of the International Space Station, but the passage may be too late for this bill to become law. The Senate approved by unanimous consent the Space Frontier Act, S. 3277, a bill introduced in July by Sen. Ted
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Panoramic view of the Santorini caldera – site of the ‘Lost’ City of Atlantis? Credit Wikipedia/Leonard G. Image in the public domain.Leonard G. As fantastical places go, the so-called lost continent of Atlantis is by far the most famous, featuring still today in songs, novels, comics
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Mathematicians have been studying why break-ins spike during the holiday season and what can be done to change this. Photo Credit: Getty Royalty-FreeGetty Packages on doorsteps, presents decoratively arranged under trees near windows for all to see: While many of us view holidays as times to connect and celebrate with our friends and families, researchers say
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This visualization tracks the trajectory of the Voyager 2 spacecraft through the solar system. Launched on August 20, 1977, it was one of two spacecraft sent to visit the giant planets of the outer solar system. Like Voyager 1, Voyager 2 flew by Jupiter and Saturn, but the Voyager 2 mission was extended to fly
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Storm systems, driven by persistent low pressure near Alaska, are churning waters to dangerous levels along the West Coast of the United States. The focus of the punishment from massive waves is from southern Washington state through central California. The San Francisco Bay area is one region taking the brunt, with waves expected to reach
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Coral reef ecosystem at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.Jim Maragos/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Public Domain As shipping operations have steadily increased over the past 60 years, the amount of noise in the world’s oceans has also risen. Because water molecules are packed together more tightly and densely than air molecules, sound travels farther and more quickly in
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Ground personnel help International Space Station (ISS) crew member Alexander Gerst of Germany to get out of the Soyuz MS-09 capsule after landing in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, formerly known as Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan December 20, 2018. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (Reuters) – Three members of the International Space Station’s crew returned safely to
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Vice President Mike Pence came to the Pentagon one day after announcing that President Trump directed the Defense Department to establish U.S. Space Command as a four-star combatant command. WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence visited the Pentagon on Wednesday to receive a briefing on space operations and cyber defense. One of the topics was
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A simplified evolutionary tree of predatory dinosaurs (theropods) showing the time span in which Saltriovenator existed is pictured in this handout illustration obtained by Reuters December 18, 2018. Andrea Cau/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Scientists have unearthed fossils of a large meat-eating dinosaur that stalked northern Italy 198 million years ago that was remarkable
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WASHINGTON — A pair of new deals shows that, despite the growing number of small launch vehicles under development, demand from smallsat developers for rideshares on larger vehicles remains high. NanoRacks announced Dec. 19 that it had signed up its first customer for rideshares on India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Spire, the San Francisco-based
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