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Einstein's theory of relativity faces satellite test

Apr 26, 2016 - 6:05 PM

The mission of the Microscope orbiter is to test the basis for our modern understanding of gravity

A handout picture taken on April 25, 2016 and released by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows a Soyuz VS14 rocket lifting off from the European space centre at Kourou, French Guiana. / AFP PHOTO / AFP / S. MARTIN / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE / S MARTIN " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Birth defects in Latin America spark Zika virus panic

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:52 AM

With the sting of a mosquito bite and a fever many pregnant women may not know that they caught the Zika virus – until it strikes their unborn child

ZIKA VIRUS. A pregnant woman stands at her house in a zone of the shanty town of Beco do Sururu, located close to Boa Viagem, the richest neighborhood of city of Recife, Brazil, 22 January 2016. Recife is the Brazilian city with more cases of Zika virus. Photo by Percio Campos/EPA

Europe launches prototype 'space plane'

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:59 PM

The IXV marks the latest step by Europe in the development of atmospheric reentry technologies a key to manned flights

Two Galileo satellites lose their way

Aug 23, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Observations taken after the separation of the satellites from the Soyuz VS09 rocket for the Galileo Mission show a gap between the orbit achieved and that which was planned

GALILEO. A handout photograph from the European Space Agency (ESA) showing the Soyuz rocket launching European's fifth and six Galileo satellites from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, 22 August 2014. Photo by EPA/ESA/Arianespace

Europe launches two navigation satellites

Aug 23, 2014 - 1:24 PM

The satellites are part of the Galileo navigation system designed as an alternative to the existing US Global Positioning System GPS and Russia s Glonass

LIFT-OFF. A handout photo released by ESA-CNES-ARIANESPACE on August 22 shows a Russian-built Soyuz taking off from Europe's Kourou space center, in French Guiana. Photo by AFP/ESA-CNES-Arianespace/P Baudon

Europe's star-hunter enters orbit: agency

Jan 09, 2014 - 10:36 AM

The instruments on board the 740 million euro 1 02 billion device will now be tested and calibrated for another four months

SURVEYING THE MILKY WAY. Artist's depiction of the Gaia telescope mapping the stars of the Milky Way. Image released 28 April 2004 by the ESA/ATG medialab; background: ESO/S. Brunier

Europe launches billion-dollar Milky Way telescope

Dec 19, 2013 - 6:17 PM

The Gaia telescope was successfully hoisted by a Soyuz STB Fregat rocket from ESA s space base in Kourou French Guiana

SURVEYING THE MILKY WAY. Artist's depiction of the Gaia telescope mapping the stars of the Milky Way. Image released 28 April 2004 by the ESA/ATG medialab; background: ESO/S. Brunier

A few tree species dominate Amazon

Oct 19, 2013 - 11:31 AM

Some experts believe these trees are so common because they were actively cultivated by indigenous people in the area for millennia

AMAZON RAINFOREST. A photograph made available on 04 October 2013 shows the river Tiputini as it passes by the northern border of Yasuni National Park in Ecuador, 16 May 2007. EPA/Cecilia Puebla