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Astronomers use cosmic gravity to create a 'black-hole-scope'

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
The INTEGRAL, Fermi and Swift space observatories have used the magnifying power of a cosmic lens to explore the inner regions of a supermassive black hole.
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Counting stars with Gaia

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
This image, based on housekeeping data from ESA's Gaia satellite, is no ordinary depiction of the heavens. While the image portrays the outline of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, and of its neighbouring Magellanic Clouds, it was obtained in a rather unusual way.
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Comet sinkholes generate jets

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
A number of the dust jets emerging from Rosetta's comet can be traced back to active pits that were likely formed by a sudden collapse of the surface. These 'sinkholes' are providing a glimpse at the chaotic and diverse interior of the comet.
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Seven ESA satellites team up to explore Earth's magnetic field

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
For the first time ever, two of ESA's flagship space missions – Cluster and Swarm – have joined forces to simultaneously measure the properties of Earth's magnetic field at two different altitudes.
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Monster black hole wakes up after 26 years

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
Over the past week, ESA's INTEGRAL satellite has been observing an exceptional outburst of high-energy light produced by a black hole that is devouring material from its stellar companion.
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Send your drawing into space with CHEOPS

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
Do you want to send your art into space on the new CHEOPS satellite? ESA and its mission partners are inviting children to submit drawings that will be miniaturised and engraved on two plaques that will be put on the satellite.
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Cassini-Huygens Participating Scientists<br>Announcement of Opportunity 2015

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
The scientific community is invited to submit proposals for participation to the Cassini-Huygens mission through the Participating Scientists (PS) programme. This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is issued jointly by ESA, NASA, and ASI. A brief statement of work is due on 1 June 2015; the full proposal is due on 18 August 2015.
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Announcement of Opportunity for Science Planners in the NASA-led IRIS Mission

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals for participation in the NASA-led IRIS mission from scientists working in the ESA Member States, under the form of Science Planners.
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Announcement of Opportunity for European payload elements on the Surface Platform of the ExoMars 2018 mission

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI) invite the scientific community to submit proposals for instrument(s) and instrument contributions in the ExoMars 2018 Surface Platform. This Announcement of Opportunity is open to scientists in ESA Member States, Canada, and Russia.
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Rosetta instruments ready for action

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
It's official, Rosetta instruments are ready for action! The Rosetta team had a commissioning 'close out' review on 13 May where each of the orbiter and lander instruments were given a formal 'go' for routine science operations.
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No. 266 - Continuation of quadrature operations, temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, and entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
Report for the period 13 October to 9 November 2013This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the continuation of quadrature operations, a temporary star tracker outage, start of the sixteenth occultation season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the entire thirteenth Atmospheric Drag Experiment Campaign.
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No. 265 - End of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, start of quadrature operations

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
Report for the period 15 September to 12 October 2013.This reporting period covers four weeks of Venus Express operations. It includes the end of the twenty-fifth eclipse season, continuation of the first sulphur dioxide campaign, and the start of quadrature operations.
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Herschel Status Report - June 2013

ESA - 3 hours 1 min ago
Report for period 3 June to 1 July 2013 On 17 June 2013 Herschel operations were concluded, following the last manoeuvre to deplete the spacecraft's fuel and the final passivation of the spacecraft. Herschel has been switched off and is in its final heliocentric orbit. The mission is now in its post-operations phase.
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Google ads suggest higher paying jobs to men. Is the algorithm sexist?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 1 min ago

A new study shows that Google ads display more high-paying job ads to men than to women. How do we get human bias out of computer programs?

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Why Samsung's surprise hit led to lower-than-expected profits

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 1 min ago

Samsung bet big on the Galaxy S6, but the S6 Edge turned out to be the real winner.

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Minecraft in school? How video games could be the future of learning

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 1 min ago

A new study is the latest to support the use of video games, in particular the popular children’s game Minecraft, in classroom learning.

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What's the deal with Google's Eiji Tsuburaya Godzilla doodle? (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 1 min ago

Tuesday’s interactive Google doodle celebrates Eiji Tsuburaya, a Japanese filmmaker who revolutionized monster movie making.

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Old MacDonald had a... drone?

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 1 min ago

As FAA rules change, more farmers are finding that unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, can help with monitoring crops. But many are worried that the regulations aren't catching up to the benefits of the technology

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Tetris owner helps take house, Hawaii to energy independence

Christian Science Monitor - 3 hours 1 min ago

Hawaii Governor David Ige hopes to make Hawaii energy independent by 2045. Currently, initiatives across the islands have made part of that dream a reality.

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