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Surfing for science

Thanks to a new system developed by scientists in the UK, taking to the waves for a spot of surfing can benefit research into the health of coastal waters, and could help confirm satellite measurements of sea-surface temperature. To source

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Space Kombucha in the search for life and its origin

You might know it as a drink for hipsters or as an ancient brew drunk for centuries in Eurasia, but the culture that ferments sugary tea into Kombucha is going around the world. Bolted to the outside of the International Space Station are the same bacteria and yeasts that are used in making Kombucha. To […]

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Orbital handover

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: MSG-4 controllers hand over Europe’s newest weather satellite To source

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First applications from Sentinel-2A

From agricultural monitoring to charting changing lands, early images from Europe’s new Sentinel-2A satellite show how the ‘colour vision’ mission’s critical observations can be used to keep us and our planet safe. To source

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Introducing Sentinel-2

Discover some of the mission’s benefits for the planet’s ever-growing population, such as deforestation monitoring, food security and the sustainable management of natural resources To source

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Born-again nebula

Space Science image of the week: XMM-Newton’s view of an eye-shaped cloud carved by a dying star’s brief comeback to life To source

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