Asteroid Day and the European Space Agency connected Europe and the world with astronauts, scientists and performers bringing a message of hope and support for those facing the global Coronavirus crisis.
This online programme was broadcast sequentially in Dutch, German, Italian, French and English to inspire armchair explorers everywhere.
This English broadcast featured Timothy Peake, Rusty Schweickart, Nicole Stott, Tom Jones, Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu and Anousheh Ansari
Gianluca Masi, Jan Wörner, Mayim Bialik, Murad Osmann, Alison Pill, Paulina Chávez, Angélique Kidjo, Grig Richters
Week in images: 23-27 March 2020
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The Orion spacecraft that will fly on the Artemis 1 mission around the Moon has returned to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, after finishing space environment tests. The spacecraft, including ESA’s European Service Module, is now at its final destination before launch.
Devotees of electronic music are snapping up space-enabled creative content as they collect unique digital keepsakes and access the latest releases.
As music concerts across the world are cancelled or postponed, artists and record labels are exploring new ways to deliver personalised content experiences to fans in their homes
Companies that had previously specialised in adding a digital layer to real-life experiences have switched to using their platforms to deliver personalised mementos.
New data, based on observations from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, are showing strong reductions in nitrogen dioxide concentrations over several major cities across Europe – including Paris, Madrid and Rome.
11. märtsil kaitses Ragnar Saage TÜ senati saalis oma doktoritöö “Metallitööpaigad Eestis 7.–17. sajandini“ (Metalworking Sites in Estonia during the 7th–17th Centuries). Töö juhendajad olid Andres Tvauri, PhD (Tartu Ülikool), Jüri Peets, PhD (Tallinna Ülikool), Sebastian K.T.S. Wärmländer, PhD (Stockholmi Ülikool). Doktoritööd oponeeris Thomas Birch, PhD (Arhusi Ülikool).
Pärast edukat kaitsmist omistati Ragnarile filosoofiadoktori kraadi arheoloogias.
Doktoritööd saab lugeda: http://dspace.ut.ee/handle/10062/67091
Palju õnne, Ragnar!
In response to the escalating coronavirus pandemic, ESA has decided to further reduce on-site personnel at its mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
In Europe and around the world, we’ve been getting used to a different way of living in recent weeks. On Thursday, 26 March, ESA and long-time partner Asteroid Day will host #SpaceConnectsUs – a chance to connect across borders and hear from space explorers, artists, and scientists about how to manage ourselves and our environment as our communities battle a global pandemic.
Space science from home: resources for children and adults
A selection of activities to pass time and learn more about space science
Week in images: 16-20 March 2020
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Earth’s land is covered by a range of different types of vegetation, from forest and marsh to crops and bodies of water, as well as the artificial surfaces that are an increasingly common feature of our landscape.
Recent data have shown a decline of air pollution over northern Italy coinciding with its nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This new map shows the variation of nitrogen dioxide emissions over China from December to March – thanks to the Tropomi instrument on board the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite.
Responsible for spacecraft orbiting Earth, the Sun and exploring the Solar System, teams at ESA’s ESOC mission control deal with in-flight challenges every day, from faulty hardware, problematic software and hazardous space debris to computer viruses that could affect ground stations.
This image shows a region of space called LHA 120-N150. It is a substructure of the gigantic Tarantula Nebula. The latter is the largest known stellar nursery in the local Universe. The nebula is situated more than 160 000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighbouring dwarf irregular galaxy that orbits the Milky Way.
See the ground-based view here.