Image: The magnetic field along the galactic plane
While the pastel tones and fine texture of this image may bring to mind brush strokes on an artist's canvas, they are in fact a visualisation of data from ESA's Planck satellite. The image portrays the interaction ...
New revelations on dark matter and relic neutrinos
The Planck collaboration, which notably includes the CNRS, CEA, CNES and several French universities, has disclosed, at a conference in Ferrara, Italy, the results of four years of observations from the ESA's ...
Underwater robot sheds new light on Antarctic sea ice
The first detailed, high-resolution 3-D maps of Antarctic sea ice have been developed using an underwater robot. Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness ...
Satellites guide sailor from treacherous waters
While sailing south of Africa on an around-the-world voyage, Matteo Miceli was suddenly alerted to a massive iceberg in his path.
California needs 11 trillion gallons of water: NASA
California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from its three-year drought, the US space agency said Tuesday after studying water resources by using satellite data.
Hurricane-forecast satellites will keep close eyes on the tropics
A set of eight hurricane-forecast satellites being developed at the University of Michigan is expected to give deep insights into how and where storms suddenly intensify—a little-understood process that's ...
Using the unique spectral signature of guano to identify unknown seabird colonies
Scientists have discovered that penguin and seabird poo (guano) from colonies around the Antarctic Peninsula has a unique spectral signature that can be identified from satellite imagery. The results are ...
Satellites shed light on solar system—the one on your rooftop
You've gone solar! Thousands of dollars worth of photovoltaic panels sit atop your roof, harnessing the sun's energy to power your lights and devices. But has your investment been paying off as richly as ...
Proba-3 double-satellite nearer to space
A pair of satellites flying in close formation to cast an artificial eclipse is now being turned into space-ready reality by ESA's industrial partners.
China's Long March puts satellite in orbit on 200th launch
China Sunday put into orbit a satellite jointly developed with Brazil after the 200th launch of its Long March rocket family, state media reported.
NASA analyzes Super Typhoon Hagupit's rains and wind on Philippine approach
Super Typhoon Hagupit is forecast to make landfall in the eastern Philippines bringing heavy rainfall, damaging winds and storm surge. NASA/JAXA's TRMM satellite and the RapidScat instrument provided rainfall ...
Watch formation-flying Chinese 'Yaogan' satellites slip silently through the stars
The list of amazing things that astrophotographer Thierry Legault captures with his camera keeps growing! This time, it's a trio of hard-to see, formation-flying Chinese reconnaissance satellites called Yaogan.
NASA observes Super Typhoon Hagupit; Philippines under warnings
Forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center expect Super Typhoon Hagupit to reach peak intensity today, Dec. 4, and although expected to weaken, will remain a Category 4 typhoon when it approaches the ...
Brazil to launch new satellite to track deforestation
Brazil will launch a satellite from China Sunday to keep an eye in the sky on deforestation in the Amazon, the National Space Agency (Inpe) said Thursday.