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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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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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