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InSight arrives on Mars

A photo taken through a dusty porthole announces the success of the InSight mission. After a 458-million-kilometre journey, the NASA probe has landed on Mars. It is the fifteenth lander to touch down on the surface of the red planet…

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World Space Week 2018

From 4 to 10 October the World Space Week (WSW) was held; it is an initiative established by the United Nations Organisation on 6 December 1999 to commemorate two important historical dates: 4 October 1957, the day of the launch…

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Aeolus – The first satellite to study wind on a global scale is in orbit

Only two weeks have gone by since it went into orbit on 22 August, but the Aeolus satellite has already sent the first data on wind in our atmosphere. This revolutionary mission, the first of its kind, accomplished by the…

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The longest lunar eclipse this century

From 9 pm on Friday 27 July until 1:30 am on Saturday 28 everyone should watch the sky: we will be able to observe one of the most fascinating and not very frequent natural events. On this evening, in fact,…

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Sentinel-3B in orbit ready to study the oceans

Sentinel-3B, the ocean sentinel, was launched yesterday evening (7:57 pm in Italy) from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Siberia. Sentinel-3B is the seventh Sentinel developed by ESA, the European Space Agency, within Copernicus, the ambitious earth observation programme carried out by…

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JunoCam gives us a new image of Jupiter

The Juno space probe has given us a surprising new image of Jupiter, in which the gas-giant planet is surrounded by veritable swirls of clouds. JunoCam – the high-resolution camera positioned on board NASA’s Juno probe, took the picture on 1…

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The Red Planet in an exhibition in Milan

After Rome and Matera, the exhibition “Mars. Close encounters with the Red Planet” has arrived in Milan, at the Museum of Science and Technology, in an edition updated with the latest news on future plans for exploration and the addition…

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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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