31 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017

Close encounters of the stellar kind

The movements of more than 300 000 stars surveyed by ESA’s Gaia satellite reveal that rare close encounters with our Sun might disturb the cloud of comets at the far reaches of our Solar System, sending some towards Earth in the distant future.

Source: ESA news

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30 Aug 2017

Under the COSMO-SkyMed eye

COSMO-SkyMed constellation satellites busy on Harvey Hurricane, thanks to the agreement signed between e-Geos (a company owned by Telespazio and the Italian Space Agency) and URSA (Ursa Space Systems Inc.) from Adam Maher (CEO Ursa) and Massimo Claudio Comparini (CEO e-Geos). 

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Source: ASI news

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30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017

A busy schedule for Cassini

Cassini spacecraft is 17 days from its mission-ending dive into the atmosphere of Saturn. Its fateful plunge on Sept. 15 is a foregone conclusion — an April 22 gravitational kick from Saturn’s moon Titan placed the two-and-a-half ton vehicle on its path for impending destruction. 

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Source: ASI news

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30 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017

A slice of Hubble


Technology image of the week: Hardware that has been to space and back will be on show during ESA’s 8 October Open Day in the Netherlands
Source: ESA news

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29 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017

Clouds on Saturn

These turbulent clouds are on top of the world at Saturn. Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn’s north pole on April 26, 2017 – the day it began its Grand Finale – as it approached the planet for its first daring dive through the gap between the planet and its rings. 

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Source: ASI news

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29 Aug 2017

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