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November 29, 2014
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Goldschimmerndes Hellas-Becken auf dem Mars

In warmen Bronze- und Goldtönen präsentiert sich ein Teil des Hellas Planitia-Einschlagsbeckens auf diesen Bildern, die von der HRSC-Kamera an Bord der ESA-Raumsonde Mars Express aufgenommen wurden. Betrieben wir diese Kamera vom Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR). Mit ihr … Continue reading

October 19, 2014
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TanDEM-X: Beginn der wissenschaftlichen Missionsphase

Nach vier Jahren erfolgreicher Datenakquisition für die neue globale Topographie der Erde beginnt die Science Phase Seit Juni 2007 kreist der Radarsatellit TerraSAR-X um die Erde, im Juni 2010 folgte ihm sein Zwilling TanDEM-X ins All. Seit knapp vier Jahren … Continue reading

August 12, 2014
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ATV “Georges Lemaitre” soll am 12. August die Raumstation erreichen

Mit dem fünften Raumfrachter endet die Ära der europäischen ISS-Transporter – Interview mit DLR ATV-Programm-Manager Volker Schmid Nach seinem Bilderbuchstart am 30. Juli 2014 ist das fünfte und letzte Versorgungsraumschiff der europäischen ATV-Reihe auf dem Weg zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS. … Continue reading

November 13, 2013
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Martian moon samples will have bits of Mars

A Russian mission to the Martian moon Phobos, launching in 2020, would return samples from Phobos that contain bits and pieces of Mars itself. A new study calculates how much Martian material is on the surface of Phobos and how … Continue reading

May 1, 2013
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NASA Probe Gets Close-Up Views of Large Hurricane on Saturn

PASADENA, Calif. – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole. In high-resolution pictures and video, scientists see the hurricane’s eye is about 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) wide, … Continue reading

January 11, 2013
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NASA’s Kepler Discovers 461 New Planet Candidates

PASADENA, Calif. – NASA’s Kepler mission Monday announced the discovery of 461 new planet candidates. Four of the potential new planets are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun’s “habitable zone,” the region in the … Continue reading

December 20, 2012
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From Cassini for the Holidays: A Splendor Seldom Seen

PASADENA, Calif — Just in time for the holidays, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn for more than eight years now, has delivered another glorious, backlit view of the planet Saturn and its rings. On Oct. 17, 2012, during … Continue reading

December 14, 2012
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Monitoring Hurricanes: Georgia Tech Engineers Assist NASA with Instrument for Remotely Measuring Storm Intensity

A device designed by engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is part of the Hurricane Imaging Radiometer (HIRAD), an experimental airborne system developed by the Earth Science Office at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Known … Continue reading