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Rosetta Mission: dunes identified on Comet 67P
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The collection of data of the Rosetta space mission by the European Space Agency, completed in September 2016 when the probe landed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, after 12 years of operations, is...
Publication date 03/17/2017
Source ASI
INAF researchers discover a bright and distant pulsar
Success story
An international team of researchers, coordinated by GianLuca Israel of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), has recently discovered NGC5907 ULX, the farthest and brightest pulsar star known...
Publication date 03/02/2017
Source ASI
Aerospace: first 2017 successful flight of Ariane 5 launcher
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The Ariane 5 launcher has successfully started the new year, with the launch into orbit of two telecommunication satellites SKY Brasil-1 and Telkom 3S, the latter developed by the Indonesian operator Telekom...
Publication date 02/22/2017
Source Avio
An Italian technological heart for the IXPE space mission
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It will explore, with unprecedented details, some of the most extreme astronomical objects, such as stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars. Funded by NASA and scheduled for 2020...
Publication date 02/20/2017
Source Università degli Studi di Pisa
ExoMars: the TGO probe is preparing for final orbit
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The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) of the European mission ExoMars has started a series of preparatory manoeuvres on its way to achieving the final orbit around Mars, which will enable the full operation of the...
Publication date 02/15/2017
Source ASI
ASI releases the results of the ISS’s mission
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The International Space Station (ISS) is the most important international cooperation programme ever undertaken in the field of science and technology; it is a unique orbiting laboratory offering scientists...
Publication date 02/10/2017
Source ASI
Thanks to the HARPS-N spectrograph, the TNG can see Venus
Success story
HARPS-N (High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher for the Northern emisphere) is a high-precision spectrograph installed on the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG), located at the Roque de Los Muchachos...
Publication date 02/10/2017
Source INAF
INFN solves the mystery of cosmic dust
Success story
Thanks to the LUNA experiment, carried out by the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) in the Gran Sasso Laboratory, an interpretation has been given to the low concentrations of oxygen-17, one...
Publication date 02/07/2017
Source ASI
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