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2011-02-19 05:42:13

Europe's EarthCARE space laser mission was giving a green light to move forward with the program, despite a likely 30 percent increase in the program's final costs, BBC News reports. The satellite will be put into orbit to study what type of role clouds and atmospheric particles have in a changing climate. The European Space Agency (ESA), however, is having a tough time finding a workable design for the satellite's lidar instrument, which now means the total project budget will top $800...

2011-02-05 08:19:43

At a Hearing held this week at the European Parliament, Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for DG Climate Action, stated that observations from space are absolutely essential on the road to monitoring, combating and adapting to climate change. Convened on 2 February by the European Parliament's Sky and Space Intergroup in Brussels, Belgium, the Hearing on Space Systems and Key Assets for Climate Change Monitoring and Adaptation Strategies was attended by Members of the European...

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2010-06-28 13:09:22

More than 1200 scientists from around the world have gathered in Bergen, Norway, for ESA's week-long Living Planet Symposium to present their latest findings on Earth's environment and climate using data from observation satellites. Addressing the participants, the Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske underscored the importance of Earth observation saying that it is a priority for the Norwegian government and that space should be useful for society. Deputy Mayor Trude Drevland...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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