Archive: 08/10/2012

CubeSats launched from the space station

Five tiny CubeSats were deployed from the International Space Station on Thursday and astronaut Chris Hadfield called the image above "surreal" on Twitter. And rightly so, as they look like a cross between Star Wars training ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Looking deeper into sea ice

(—This year, satellites saw the extent of Arctic sea ice hit a record low since measurements began in the 1970s. ESA's SMOS and CryoSat satellites are now taking a deeper look by measuring the volume of the sea-ice ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Genetic diversity: The hidden face of biodiversity

Will future conservation policies have to take account of the genetic diversity within each species ? A large-scale study into plants found at high altitude throughout the Alps and the Carpathians, has enabled an international ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Ecology
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Twists and turns in interacting galaxies

(—Almost thirty years ago the Infrared Astronomy Satellite, IRAS, discovered that the universe contained many fabulously luminous galaxies, some of them more than a thousand times brighter than our own galaxy, ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Astronomy
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