Month: April 2019

Highlights from the 2019 Moriond conference (electroweak physics)

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CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research logo. April 2, 2019 The latest experimental data provide more stringent tests of the Standard Model and of rare phenomena of the microworld At the 66th Rencontres de Moriond conference, which is taking place in La Thuile, Italy, physicists working at CERN are presenting their most recent results. […]

Resupply Rocket at Launch Pad as Astronauts Prep for Third Spacewalk

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch / ROSCOSMOS – Russian Vehicles patch. April 2, 2019 The Expedition 59 crew is ramping up for new supplies arriving at the International Space Station on Thursday and another spacewalk taking place on Monday. The orbital residents also managed to conduct ongoing microgravity science and life support maintenance today. […]

Designing a Key to Unlock Parkinson�s Disease

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ISS – CASIS Investigation patch. April 2, 2019 Space-Grown Crystals Offer Clarity on Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson�s disease affects more than 5 million people on Earth. Research on the International Space Station could provide insight into this chronic neurodegenerative disease and help scientists find ways to treat and prevent it. The investigation, Crystallization of LRRK2 Under […]

First satellite in European SpaceDataHighway forges 20,000 successful laser links

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ESA – EDRS Mission logo. 2 April 2019 The European Data Relay System (EDRS)�dubbed the �SpaceDataHighway� by its private operator, Airbus�has passed another milestone. EDRS-A, the first satellite in what will eventually be a global constellation, has made its 20,000th successful optical link to its customer satellites since its launch in January 2016, marking a […]

April Brings Three New Spaceships and a Third Spacewalk at the Station

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 1, 2019 April is shaping up to be a busy month bringing three new spaceships and another spacewalk to the International Space Station. The Expedition 59 crew has already wrapped up two spacewalks this year and welcomed the first SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and the latest Soyuz MS-12 […]

Hubble Spots Flock of Cosmic Ducks

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NASA – Hubble Space Telescope patch. April 1, 2019 This star-studded image shows us a portion of Messier 11, an open star cluster in the southern constellation of Scutum (the Shield). Messier 11 is also known as the Wild Duck Cluster, as its brightest stars form a �V� shape that somewhat resembles a flock of […]

Mars Express Matches Methane Spike Measured by Curiosity

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ESA – Mars Express Mission patch. 1 April 2019 A reanalysis of data collected by ESA�s Mars Express during the first 20 months of NASA�s Curiosity mission found one case of correlated methane detection, the first time an in-situ measurement has been independently confirmed from orbit. Reports of methane in the martian atmosphere have been […]

It takes a team

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ISS – International Space Station logo. 1 April 2019 Look again at that Space Station. That�s there. That�s home for a crew of six astronauts. That�s us too. On it every human being lives out their lives, performs science and maintains the spacecraft with the support of a whole team on Earth. International Space Station […]