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Pollution sentinel lifts off

Sentinel 5P, the first satellite in the world able to send a complete map of the pollutants present in the atmosphere, has been launched. The satellite left the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, around 800 kilometres north of Moscow,…

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World Space Week 2017

From 4 to 10 October will be the World Space Week, WSW, an initiative established by the United Nations on 6 December 1999 to commemorate two important historical dates: 4 October 1957, the date of the launch of the Russian…

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Welcome back autumn!

Today summer, the season of hot weather and holidays, ends and a new season, autumn, begins. To be more precise, for the northern hemisphere the autumn season will begin at 10:02 pm today, 22 September, with the autumn equinox, the…

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Star smaller than Jupiter discovered

It's smaller than Jupiter and that's why EBLM J0555-57Ab has been awarded the title of the smallest star of the firmament.  This new record-breaking star was discovered by a research team coordinated by the University of Cambridge, which published the…

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PLATO: ESA approves the transition to the implementation phase

The PLATO (PLAnetary Transit and Oscillations of stars) mission was recently officially adopted by the scientific program of the European Space Agency (ESA), moving therefore from the design phase to that of construction of the spacecraft. PLATO will be a…

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Is there water on the Super-Earth GJ 625?

What is GJ 625 b? It is not a car registration number but a rocky planet just discovered, with mass equal to almost three times that of Earth. Because of its characteristics, GJ 625 b has been renamed "Super Earth",…

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Moon Village: what if energy comes from dust?

From the first astronomical observations to expeditions in the solar system, in his knowledge of and in his relationship with the universe, man has always moved the bar a little bit higher. In addition to continuing research and galactic travel,…

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Zircon: a testimony to reconstruct the history of the Earth

About 470 million years ago, an asteroid colliding between Mars and Jupiter caused an explosion that manifested itself on Earth through a "cascade" of meteorites. This unusual "shower" of celestial bodies lasted millions of years and was so impressive that…

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Is there life on the planet Wolf 1061c?

Is there life beyond Earth? It is to answer this question that since time immemorial scientists and philosophers throughout the world have been working. And it is always to answer this question that astronomers from San Francisco University are studying…

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