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'Missing' Interstellar Iron May Just Be Good at Hiding

space.com headlines - Sun, 2019-07-14 17:32
A new study suggests the universe's missing iron may not be missing at all, just really good at hiding.
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Forecasting Fire

nasa earth observatory - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39

Forecasting Fire
NASA researchers have created a model that analyzes various weather conditions, including rainfall, to predict the formation and spread of fires.

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Amazon Meanders in Sunglint

nasa earth observatory - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39

Amazon Meanders in Sunglint
The largest river in the world is full of bends and meanders, a result of the water course snaking back and forth across the landscape over time.

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County Fire Lights Up the Night

nasa earth observatory - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39

County Fire Lights Up the Night
As smoke streamed toward San Francisco, more than 1,000 fire personnel were at the scene fighting the blaze.

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Here Comes the Saharan Dust

nasa earth observatory - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39

Here Comes the Saharan Dust
The dust in the skies over the Caribbean and Southern United States has distant origins.

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Heat Lingers from Fuego’s Deadly Pyroclastic Debris Flows

nasa earth observatory - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39

Heat Lingers from Fuego’s Deadly Pyroclastic Debris Flows
A jumble of hot ash, rock, and soil poured down the slopes of the Guatemalan volcano in early June. Weeks later, satellites continued to detect elevated temperatures in the thick deposits.

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Red Clay Runoff in Lake Superior

nasa earth observatory - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39

Red Clay Runoff in Lake Superior
After torrential flooding the upper Midwest, sediment runoff discolors Lake Superior.

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Earth Matters Blog - The Sounds of Satellites

nasa earth observatory - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39
Artists working with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory want to envelop you in sounds linked to the orbits of NASA's fleet of Earth science satellites.
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Hubble discovers mysterious black hole disc [heic1913]

esa science news - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed an unexpected thin disc of material encircling a supermassive black hole at the heart of the spiral galaxy NGC 3147, located 130 million light-years away.
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Hubble captures cosmic fireworks in ultraviolet [heic1912]

esa science news - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39
Hubble offers a special view of the double star system Eta Carinae's expanding gases glowing in red, white, and blue. This is the highest resolution image of Eta Carinae taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
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X-rays reveal how cosmic giants meet

esa science news - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39
Scientists have uncovered an extremely powerful shock wave in a distant part of the Universe where two massive galaxy clusters appear to come into first contact ahead of merging. The study is based on data from several astronomical facilities, including ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory.
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ESA's new mission to intercept a comet

esa science news - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39
'Comet Interceptor' has been selected as ESA's new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the first to visit a truly pristine comet or other interstellar object that is only just starting its journey into the inner Solar System.
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Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract

esa science news - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39
The Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, JUICE, will ride into space on an Ariane launch vehicle, Arianespace and ESA confirmed today at the International Paris Air Show.
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Three dark fields for Euclid's deep survey

esa science news - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39
Scientists in the Euclid Consortium have selected three extremely dark patches of the sky that will be the subject of the mission's deepest observations, aiming at exploring faint and rare objects in the Universe. The position of the Euclid Deep Fields – one in the northern sky and two in the southern sky – was announced last week, during the annual consortium meeting in Helsinki, Finland.
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Announcement of Opportunity for membership of the Science Board of the Martian Moons eXploration Mission (MMX)

esa science news - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39
Through this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) the European Space Agency (ESA) solicits proposals for membership of the Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) Mission Science Board, a high-level team of scientists responsible for the overall science management of the MMX mission.
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Save the date - First Announcement: Voyage 2050 workshop, 29-31 October 2019

esa science news - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39
The next planning cycle of the ESA Science Programme, Voyage 2050, will define the shape of the Science Programme for the time frame 2035–2050. This workshop is an opportunity for the broad science community to contribute to shaping Voyage 2050. The workshop will be held in Madrid, Spain, on 29-31 October.
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Announcement of Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Scientists and Guest Investigators in the BepiColombo mission

esa science news - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39
This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits the participation of the scientific community as Interdisciplinary Scientists or Guest Investigators in the BepiColombo mission, to augment the scientific return of the mission as a whole.
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Call for White Papers in the Voyage 2050 long-term plan in the ESA Science Programme

esa science news - Sun, 2019-07-14 16:39
The next planning cycle in ESA's Science Programme, Voyage 2050, is now underway. Ideas are solicited from the scientific community for the science themes that should be covered during the Voyage 2050 planning cycle, which covers the time period 2035-2050. Deadline for receipt of White Papers: 5 August 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST.
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Watch Live Today! India Launching Chandrayaan-2 to the Moon @ 5:21 pm ET

space.com headlines - Sun, 2019-07-14 14:06
On Sunday (July 14), India will launch its second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, and you can watch it live at 5:21 pm EDT.
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