Latest Atmosphere-Space Interaction Monitor Stories
LYSTRUP and HERLEV, Denmark, August 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Danish high-tech company Terma is to head a European space project with the objective to take measurements and make observations from the International Space Station (ISS). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100926/405945 ) The research project ASIM -The Atmosphere Space Interactions Monitor - is an observatory that in 2014 will be placed at the exterior of the Columbus module of the European part of the...
A team of Spanish researchers has made a high-speed recording of elves and sprites in storms, fleeting and luminous electric phenomena produced in the upper layers of the atmosphere.
Do giant flashes of lightning striking upwards from thunder clouds merely pose an extraordinarily spectacular view? Or do they actually alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere, playing a role in ozone depletion and the climate on Earth? This is the key question that may be answered by specially designed cameras, which ESA proposes to place on board the International Space Station.
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