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2010-08-26 09:04:00

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...

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2010-06-10 09:46:38

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. Their analysis of these observations has been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. "This is the first time in Europe that we have been able to use high-speed video to detect transitory luminous phenomena taking place in the upper atmosphere "“ so-called sprites (in the form of a carrot or...

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2005-10-05 07:12:11

ESA -- 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. The International Space Station (ISS) is the ideal setting for studies of spectacular natural...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.