Representatives of the Chinese and European space agencies have discussed collaborating on a moonbase and other possible joint endeavours, according to spokespeople and media reports. Pal Hvistendahl, a spokesperson for the European Space Agency, confirmed the discussions. We recognise that to explore space for peaceful purposes, we do international cooperation.
To fly low and avoid air drag, the best shape for the satellite sexy be is long, slender and absolutely symmetrical along the satellite of flight. Adding to the sleek design is that the solar panels are attached to the long body of the satellite instead of sticking out clumsily and adding to the drag. Although the europes will help, the spacecraft will need a boost to its orbit occasionally, and has state of the art ion engines.
Is gravity getting your satellite down? The aeronautics minds at MIT have developed this new propulsion system as a lighter, more fuel-efficient way to give satellites the boost they need. Powered by electrically charged nitrogen gas, the Mini-Helicon is an alternative to the rockets maneuvering most satellites today, which get their kick from chemical reactions.
The Breakthrough Foundation has announced today that the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration will receive the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, in recognition of their achievement of making the first image of a black hole in the galaxy Messier The Breakthrough Prize release states: "Using eight sensitive radio telescopes strategically positioned around the world in Antarctica, Chile, Mexico, Hawaii, Arizona and Spain, a global collaboration of scientists at 60 institutions operating in 20 countries and regions captured an image of a black hole for the first time. By synchronizing each telescope using a network of atomic clocks, the team created a virtual telescope as large as the Earth, with a resolving power never before achieved from the surface of our planet. One of their first targets was the supermassive black hole at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy — its mass equivalent to 6.
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A sleek new European Space Agency satellite set to launch this year, perhaps as early as February, aims to map out the planet's gravitational field in unprecedented detail. This fundamental reference dataset will give access to new scientific insights into ocean circulation and its impact on climate, as well as into the structure of the interior of the Earth in critical locations such as earthquake and volcanic zones. What goes up must come down.
The year-old looked stylish and sexy as she flaunted her slim frame in a little white dress at the city's AMC Lincoln Square Theatre. Emma teamed the off-the-shoulder dress with a pair of striking gold and white shoes, as well as a white box clutch bag. The 'Harry Potter' star made the most of her English rose complexion by steering clear of any fake tan, and wore her dark hair up in a relaxed bun.
Twin satellites took detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field anomalies from its launch in March to the end of its science mission in October By measuring gravity anomalies, GRACE showed how mass is distributed around the planet and how it varies over time. This system was able to gather global coverage every 30 days. The monthly gravity anomalies maps generated by GRACE are up to 1, times more accurate than previous maps, substantially improving the accuracy of many techniques used by oceanographershydrologistsglaciologistsgeologists and other scientists to study phenomena that influence climate.
A Chinese satellite has snapped what might be the best ever photo taken of the Moon and the Earth. The image shows our neighbour's "dark side" — the distant part of the Moon that is always facing from Earth and so has gone largely unseen by humanity. And it shows our planet, small in the background, dwarfed as the camera floats in front of the Moon.