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Sentinel-3A set for launch

Carrying a suite of state-of-the-art instruments to measure Earth’s oceans, land and ice, Sentinel-3A will soon be shipped to the Plesetsk launch site in Russia To source

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Nile Delta Fertility

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2A image of Cairo, Egypt, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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Gorgeous Auroras Could Light Up Entire Martian Sky

This artist’s conception shows auroras visible on Mars caused by magnetic anomalies. Even brighter Martian auroras may light the sky in regions with no magnetic field at all.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS and CSW/DB The first astronauts to set foot on Mars may be in for a spectacular sight — the entire night sky filled with glowing auroras. […]

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NASA Pluto Probe Sets Course for Second Flyby Target

This artist’s illustration depicts NASA’s New Horizons probe flying by a small object in the distant Kuiper Belt, beyond Pluto’s orbit.Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Steve Gribben The NASA probe that flew by Pluto in July is now all lined up for a potential close encounter with a second faraway object, in […]

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Mars Lost Atmosphere to Space as Life Took Hold on Earth

Artist’s illustration of a solar storm hitting Mars and stripping ions from the planet’s upper atmosphere.Credit: NASA/GSFC The window for life to take root across broad stretches of the Martian surface may have closed shortly after the first microbes evolved on Earth. New results from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft suggest that the Red Planet lost most […]

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Mars Atmosphere Being 'Stripped' By Solar Wind – Probe Data Animated

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