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Space News Archive - February 09, 2007

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Giant electrical circuits power the auroras, forming arcs in high-latitude regions like Scandinavia. New results provide insight into the source of the difference between the two types of electrical circuits.

Within the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) framework, sustainable management of forests is recognised as an important challenge - one objective that will be addressed with the planned Sentinel-2 mission.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.