Life beyond Earth In northern California, these satellite dishes listen for a message from aliens. They’re part of the Allen Telescope Array. Seth Shostak Life, are you in there? Astrobiologists, or biologists who study life in space, want to know if the oceans under Europa’s icy surface might be hiding microbes. 2012 - 10 - Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe 4.88 /5 ( 57 votes cast) Rate this Video Currently 5 out of 5 Stars. VLT <div class="box3"><b>Did you know?</b> The smallest detail distinguishable with the VLT's adaptive optics system is smaller than the size of a DVD on the International Space Station, as seen from the ground (about 50 milliarcseconds).</div> Aerogel A block of aerogel in a person's hand Aerogel was first created by Samuel Stephens Kistler in 1931, as a result of a bet with Charles Learned over who could replace the liquid in "jellies" with gas without causing shrinkage. IUPAC definition
European Satellite Navigation System (GNSS): Galileo and EGNOS new steps. - 19/09/2012 - EPP Group Press Release A legislation on the new framework for the financing and governance of the two European satellite navigation programmes Galileo (European GNSS) and EGNOS (GPS signal augmentation) for the period 2014-2020 has been adopted by the Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament. The objective of the Galileo Programme is to create the first European global satellite navigation system built under civilian control. The fully deployed system will consist of 30 satellites and the associated ground infrastructure. EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) has been providing improved GPS signals in Europe since 1 October 2009. "This framework for the period 2014-2020 is of key importance since first Galileo services will be offered in 2014 and the full operational capability will be reached by 2020", said Rapporteur Marian-Jean Marinescu, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group.
11 Com b - Visual Exoplanet Catalogue The planetary system 11 Com hosts at least one planet. Image Click on the image to get a higher resolution image. Architecture of the system This list shows all planetary and stellar components in the system. NASA Supermassive-Black-Hole Gravity Discovery: "Confirms Einstein's Theory of Space-Time" Two X-ray space observatories, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton , have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun that lies at the dust- and gas-filled heart of a galaxy called NGC 1365 (image above). Measuring the spin of a supermassive black hole is fundamental to understanding its past history and that of its host galaxy. The observations are a powerful test of Einstein's theory of general relativity, which says gravity can bend space-time, the fabric that shapes our universe, and the light that travels through it. The supermassive black hole is spinning almost as fast as Einstein's theory of gravity will allow.
La Silla La Silla, in the southern part of the Atacama desert, 600 km north of Santiago de Chile and at an altitude of 2400 metres is the home of ESO's original observing site. Here ESO operates two major telescopes: the 3.6m telescope, and the New Technology Telescope (NTT). They are equipped with state of the art instruments either built completely by ESO or by external consortia, with substantial contribution by ESO.
Howie Green Gallery: Fritz Trautmann - Personal Rhythms Personal Rhythmsby Fritz Trautmann When man feels his own personal rhythms vibrating in tune with the forces playing upon him, he calls the experience "Beauty." It may happen on the plane of the senses, on the level of the intellect, in the depths of his affections, or at the exalted heights of spiritual insight, but wherever met and however designated, it is - of its kind - a response to this sense of beauty. As sensory experience - described as savory or delicious, handsome or pretty, harmonious or melodic, soothing, exhilarating, aromatic or fragrant - it is Pleasure. To the intellect - when it is consistent, functional or logical it is Truth. To the heart - when sympathetic, compassionate or loyal it is Love.