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Looming iceberg

A huge iceberg drifted perilously close to the west Greenland coast causing fears that if it breaks up, waves could swamp the village of Innaarsuit To source

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From an almost perfect Universe to the best of both worlds

It was 21 March 2013. The world’s scientific press had either gathered in ESA’s Paris headquarters or logged in online, along with a multitude of scientists around the globe, to witness the moment when ESA’s Planck mission revealed its ‘image’ of the cosmos. This image was taken not with visible light but with microwaves. To […]

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Test success

Today’s hot firing of the P120C solid rocket motor at Europe’s Spaceport proves its flight-worthiness for use on Vega-C next year and on Ariane 6 from 2020 To source

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