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Northwest England

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image over part of northwest England, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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Vitamin super-cocktail to combat 60 days of lying in bed

This week will see the second ESA bedrest study investigating a mix of antioxidants and vitamins that could help astronauts to combat the side effects of living in space. Ten volunteers will lie in beds with the head end tilted down 6º for 60 days, keeping at least one shoulder on their bed at all […]

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Thar be rovers

Operations image of the week: The webcam on Mars Express spots the craters where rovers have roved To source

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Giant berg on the move

Until a few days ago, the huge chunk of ice that broke off Antarctica’s ice shelf in July has remained close, buffeting back and forth against the shelf. A68 is now on the move and drifting out to sea To source

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Flat land

Technology image of the week: Proba-V captures the world’s largest salt plain, so flat that it is used to check satellite instruments To source

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