European Space Agency

An atypical protostar

At the centre of this image, captured by ESA's Herschel space observatory, is a truly peculiar cosmic object: a star named IRAS 19312+1950.

date2 hours ago in Astronomy
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Image: Land shifts in Italy

Combining two Sentinel-1 radar scans from 20 August (Sentinel-1B) and 26 August 2016 (Sentinel-1A), this interferogram shows changes that occurred during the 24 August earthquake that struck central Italy.

dateAug 29, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Fluorescence Explorer satellite takes on mutants

Because a plant isn't green doesn't mean it can't photosynthesise as well as its more usual counterpart, but when measured by satellites, these non-green varieties skew results on plant health. FLEX is different. Experiments ...

dateAug 26, 2016 in Environment
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