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2010-11-27 15:30:00

Ministers in charge of space activities representing the Member States of the European Space Agency and the European Union met in Brussels today for the Seventh Space Council.

2010-11-15 11:25:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) gyroscopes have successfully passed inorbit testing on the European Space Agency's (ESA) Earth Explorer CryoSat-2 satellite during a mission to detect shifts in global ice cover.

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2010-10-30 12:55:00

This year’s ESA Innovation Prize for the European Satellite Navigation Competition has been awarded to an application that uses satellites to detect river pollution. A separate prize supported by ESA was awarded to a startup company for a pioneering system that uses satellite data to boost investment in farming.

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2010-10-26 11:04:51

A few swipes of the pen in Brussels yesterday forged the latest link in the chain of Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system.

2010-10-18 07:10:00

REHOVOT, Israel, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CellGuide, the GNSS SNAP technology pioneer, today announced the availability of its patent-pending HiMap(TM) technology for precision urban positioning. HiMap(TM) is now commercially available for CellGuide's ACLYS chip, ACLYS IP Core, and GPSense engine.

2010-10-05 05:32:00

COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) introduced today its next generation Trimble® GPS Pathfinder® ProXRT receiver, a versatile decimeter receiver combining dual-frequency GPS with Trimble H-Star(TM) technology, along with optional OmniSTAR and GLONASS support.

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2010-10-04 13:00:00

The frigid ice of Jupiter's moon Europa may be hiding more than a presumed ocean: it is likely the scene of some unexpectedly fast chemistry between water and sulfur dioxide at extremely cold temperatures.


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2012-03-24 09:37:55

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 18, 1989 at 12:53 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on October 23 at 9:33 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 79 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an inclination of 34.3 degrees and travelled 2 million miles.  The mission lasted 4 days, 23 hours, 39 minutes, and 21 seconds. The purpose of the mission was to launch the Galileo probe to Jupiter. The Galileo/Jupiter spacecraft and attached Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), was...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Galileo Probe -- The Galileo probe was an unmanned probe sent by NASA to study the planet Jupiter and its moons. Named after the astronomer Galileo Galilei, it was launched on October 18 1989 by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and arrived at Jupiter on December 7 1995. Galileo's launch had been significantly delayed by the hiatus in Space Shuttle launches that occurred after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, and new safety protocols that were implemented as a result forced Galileo to use...

Jupiter's Moon Europa
2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Europa -- Europa is a puzzle. The sixth largest moon in our Solar System, Europa confounds and intrigues scientists. Few bodies in the Solar System have attracted as much scientific attention as this moon of Jupiter because of its possible subsurface ocean of water. The more we learn about this icy moon, the more questions we have. Because the nature of science is to ask questions, we cannot resist the mystery of Europa and its potential for possessing an ocean. Early...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Io -- Looking like a giant pizza covered with melted cheese and splotches of tomato and ripe olives, Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. Volcanic plumes rise 300 kilometers (190 miles) above the surface, with material spewing out at nearly half the required escape velocity. A bit larger than Earth's moon, Io is the third largest of Jupiter's moons, and the fifth one in distance from the planet. Although Io always points the same side toward...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Jupiter's Moon Amalthea -- Amalthea [am-al-THEE-uh] is one of Jupiter's smaller moons. It was named after the nymph who nursed the infant Jupiter with goats milk. It was discovered in 1892 by the American astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard while making observations from the Lick Observatory with a 36 inch (91 centimeter) refractory telescope. Amalthea was the last moon in the solar system to be discovered through direct visual observation. It was also the first moon of Jupiter to be...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.