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Image 1 - 'Star Wars' Laser Gives new Insight Into Earth's Atmosphere
2011-11-29 13:41:59

With the need to understand global change one of today's most pressing scientific challenges, ESA is exploring novel techniques for future space missions. Firing laser pulses between satellites is promising a step up in tracking greenhouse gases.

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2009-04-24 13:35:00

The largest-ever gamma-ray telescope is set to collect its “first light” at an opening ceremony on Saturday.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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