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26 Jan 2018

Yukon Delta


Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over part of the Yukon Delta in Alaska, US, where the Yukon River drains into the Bering Sea
Source: ESA news

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25 Jan 2018

Catching some rays


Operations image of the week: Our Sun and how its awesome power affects many human activities, including aviation, navigation, broadcasting and communications
Source: ESA news

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25 Jan 2018

1KUNS, the cubesat has been handed over to JAXA

The Kenyan 1U cubesat “1KUNS PF” (1st Kenyan University Nano Satellite – Precursor Flight), selected under the framework of the UNOOSA/JAXA “KiboCUBE” Program, has been handed over to JAXA and it is now at Tsukuba Space Centre, ready to be transferred to the International Space Station (ISS) and then deployed in orbit from the Japanese module, during next spring timeframe. Delegations from both Kenya and Italy, led by the Kenyan Ambassador in Japan, H.E.

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Source: ASI news

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25 Jan 2018

Jumping around for good health

Simple yet efficient: intensive jumping might be a panacea for strong bones, muscles and hearts. A European study has confirmed the benefits of making giant leaps not only for astronauts, but also for elderly and sedentary people. 

Source: ESA news

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24 Jan 2018

The long ELT puzzle

Video transcript – It will be the largest optical telescope in the world, with a 39-metre primary mirror, located in the Chilean desert of Atacama. We are talking about the ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope, which is planned to be operational six years from now. So, how is such a large mirror made?

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Source: ASI news

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24 Jan 2018

ASITV: Journey to the centre of the Milky Way

Video transcript – A virtual journey to the centre of the Milky Way with an exception guide – NASA’s Chandra probe. The data collected by the observatory and by other telescopes, among which the ESO’s VLT, was used to make a video that shows, with a great variety of details, the characteristics of our galaxy.

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Source: ASI news

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24 Jan 2018

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