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An interesting look at the UK Space industry.


London, UK (SPX) Oct 11, 2014
image The UK Space Agency has published its biennial study into the progress of the UK space sector. ‘The Size and Health of the UK Space Industry’ reveals that the sector continues to soar and is currently worth Pounds 11.3 billion to the UK economy, growing at over 7% per year, employing over 34,000 people and supporting a further 65,000 jobs in other sectors. Speaking at the Royal Aero
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A look at the Curiosity Rover.


Mars Curiosity Rover

This is an interesting size comparison of comet 67P - the focus of the much talked about Rosetta mission.


True color and size of comet 67P.

Rosetta rondezvouzed with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now we wait for the landing of the Philae lander.

“After 10 years, five months and four days travelling towards our destination, looping around the Sun five times and clocking up 6.4 billion kilometres, we are delighted to announce finally ‘we are here’,” says Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA’s Director General.

“Europe’s Rosetta is now the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet, a major highlight in exploring our origins. Discoveries can start.” (via The Register)

When do you think there will be a human presence on Mars? (Credit NASA / Via

An interesting look at the exoplanet - GJ 1214b and its  weather.


Clouds Detected on Alien Planet —New Hubble Discovery | TheDailyGalaxy

Weather forecasters on exoplanet GJ 1214b would have an easy job. Today’s forecast: cloudy. Tomorrow: overcast. Extended outlook: more clouds. A team of scientists led by researchers in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago report they have definitively characterized the atmosphere of a super-Earth class planet orbiting another star for the first time. [Read moreSource photo 1: [Tyrogthekreeper]

(via science-and-things)