News tagged with science satellite

Earth Explorer mission GOCE launches

This afternoon, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) satellite developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) was lofted into a near-Sun-synchronous, low Earth orbit by a Rockot launcher lifting ...

dateMar 17, 2009 in Space Exploration
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American Peter Molnar wins Crafoord science prize

American scientist Peter Molnar has been awarded the 2014 Crafoord Prize in Geosciences for a groundbreaking contribution to the understanding of the driving forces behind plate motions and the place of continents in earth's ...

dateJan 16, 2014 in Other
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Keeping an eye on volcanoes, from the sky

The importance of global and frequent data coverage of volcanoes was highlighted in a recent article published in Science. Satellites are finding that volcanoes previously thought to be dormant are showing signs of unrest.

dateMar 29, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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