News tagged with observations

Forty years of Meteosat

ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations ...

dateNov 24, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Solar minimum surprisingly constant

Using more than a half-century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences ...

dateNov 17, 2017 in Space Exploration
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How can man-made climate change be proven?

If observed climate variables such as temperature or precipitation change over time, it raises the question as to whether human influence plays a role. To investigate this, scientists are applying a method for estimating ...

dateNov 09, 2017 in Environment
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