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02 May 2014

Eyes in the sky to save lives during disasters

A network of European satellites could save lives during floods and landslides as researchers work out how to help people use data from the world’s biggest earth monitoring system.
19 February 2014

Astronomers close in on far-away earth

Astronomers are getting closer to finding a rocky, water-rich planet like earth after proving new technology that can spot minute changes to starlight.
02 December 2013

100-year mission into interstellar space

A pioneering interstellar space mission could continue to send data back to earth for 100 years, giving mankind crucial information about the conditions in deep space, thanks to a new, ultra-reliable power source.
07 October 2013

Keeping a watchful eye over earth

Europe’s new fleet of observation satellites will monitor the earth in real time, giving vital data on things like sea ice, pollution and crop maturity as part of the EU's earth monitoring programme that also includes sensors on the ground, at sea and in the air.
26 August 2013

Europe launches biggest telecoms satellite

Europe has launched its biggest-ever telecoms satellite, and it includes some of the most sophisticated technology ever used for civilian purposes.
19 August 2013

Towards a galaxy of citizen researchers

Citizen science is helping out where specialist researchers can't cope with the flood of data – and where computers can't match the human brain.
13 August 2013

Dawn breaks in Antarctica

Scientists at Concordia, Europe’s only permanent research station on continental Antarctica, saw their first dawn on Saturday after three months of continuous night.
25 June 2013

Happy birthday VLT

The European Very Large Telescope (VLT), one of the most powerful and productive ground-based astronomical facilities in existence, has just turned 15 years old.
21 June 2013

Millimetric precision for flying satellites

European scientists are preparing to notch up a world first in satellite formation flying. Two spacecraft will soon be flying side-by-side with extreme precision.