Mini-radar for asteroid CubeSat

This 10-cm box will make history as the smallest radar instrument to be flown in space—and the very first radar to probe the interior of an asteroid. Its target? The Dimorphos asteroid, which on the night of 26 September ...

Image: Pakistan inundated

While much of Europe is on drought alert, Pakistan is awash. Data captured from space by Copernicus Sentinel-1 on 30 August was used to map the extent of flooding that is currently devastating Pakistan. Heavy monsoon rainfall—ten ...

'Lakes' under Mars' south pole: A muddy picture?

Two research teams, using data from the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter, have recently published results suggesting that what were thought to be subsurface lakes on Mars may not really be lakes at all.

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