06 Jun 2019

Planck finds no new evidence for cosmic anomalies

ESA’s Planck satellite has found no new evidence for the puzzling cosmic anomalies that appeared in its temperature map of the Universe. The latest study does not rule out the potential relevance of the anomalies but they do mean astronomers must work even harder to understand the origin of these puzzling features.
 

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06 May 2019

Giorgio Saccoccia is the new ASI's President

Giorgio Saccocia took up office as ASI’s new President yesterday during the first Board of Directors meeting. 
“Space is experiencing a time of amazing opportunities and it is performing a growing role in in everybody’s life – the new President said in a message sent to all the ASI employees – Everyone has the opportunity to give a personal contribution in this challenge. I am really proud of this and sure that my feeling is shared by you all, during your working activities”. 

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16 Apr 2019

Cassini reveals deep lakes on Titan

On its final flyby of Saturn’s largest moon in 2017,  the Nasa-Esa-Asi Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan’s northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched atop hills and filled with methane.
 

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22 Mar 2019

PRISMA satellite successful launched

Starting tonight Italy’s PRISMA satellite has begun its mission orbiting Earth.  Its hyperspectral eyes will soon observe and acquire new images of Earth giving insight into its natural resources. PRISMA is an Italian Space Agency’s satellite demonstrator. National industries and many Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) contributed to its design, launch and data receipt.  Using the VEGA launcher, it took off from the European base of Kourou in French Guyana at 2.50 am GMT+1.
 

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19 Mar 2019

BSC Malindi, finalized the new Collective Bargaining Agreement

A meeting between the Italian Space Agency (ASI) – Vitrociset S.p.A. and the Union of National Research and Allied Institutes of Kenya (UNRISK), was held on March 11th, 2019 at the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) Coast Branch in Mombasa, to finalize the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The ASI  delegation was headed by the ASI’s General Director, Anna Sirica and UNRISK’s Secretary General, Zachariah Achacha

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21 Jan 2019

Saturn's short day

Using new data from Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It’s 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds
The figure has eluded planetary scientists for decades, because the gas giant has no solid surface with landmarks to track as it rotates, and it has an unusual magnetic field that hides the planet’s rotation rate. The answer, it turned out, was hidden in the rings. 

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17 Jan 2019

Titan, rainfalls at the north pole

An image from the Nasa-Esa-Asi Cassini spacecraft provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn‘s moons. The rainfall would be the first indication of the start of a summer season in the moon’s northern hemisphere. 

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04 Dec 2018

Phoebe's heavy water

By developing a new method for measuring isotopic ratios of water and carbon dioxide remotely, scientists have found that the water in Saturn’s rings and satellites is unexpectedly like water on the Earth, except on Saturn’s moon Phoebe, where the water is more unusual than on any other object so far studied in the Solar System. 

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31 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018

Genoa Science Festival

From 25 Oct. to 4 Nov. 2018 Genoa will host the Science Festival, 16th Edition. 
“Change” is the main theme for the Festival 2018 edition. The event has been organized since 2003 and its aim is to make science comprehensible in a charming and innovative way for a large audience, especially for young people

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