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ESA SWARMing Earth's magnetic field

ESA's three-satellite Swarm constellation was lofted into a near-polar orbit by a Russian Rockot launcher this afternoon. For four years, it will monitor Earth's magnetic field, from the depth of our planet's core to the ...

dateNov 25, 2013 in Space Exploration
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What happened to Mars? A planetary mystery

Billions of years ago when the planets of our solar system were still young, Mars was a very different world. Liquid water flowed in long rivers that emptied into lakes and shallow seas. A thick atmosphere blanketed the ...

dateNov 13, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Radio waves carry news of climate change

The ionosphere, one of the regions of the upper atmosphere, plays an important role in global communications. Ionized by solar radiation, this electricity-rich region is used for the transmission of long wave communications, ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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