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Using NASA data to automatically detect potential landslides in Nepal

07 July 2016

As farmers in Nepal prepare for a fruitful monsoon season, NASA scientist Dalia Kirschbaum anticipates a different impact of the torrential rains, the loosening of earth on steep slopes that lead to landslides.

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Great Barrier Reef, Australia

This Flock 1 image, acquired on 8 July 2016, shows the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. 

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Russia’s AIST-2D experimental satellite delivers first images

08 July 2016

A colourful copper mine, sports stadiums in Greece and Kazakhstan's Capital were among the first sites imaged by Russia's Aist-2D satellite, as seen in the mission's first-light photos released by Roscosmos this week.

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Expanding Antarctic sea ice linked to natural variability

04 July 2016

The recent trend of increasing Antarctic sea ice extent — seemingly at odds with climate model projections — can largely be explained by a natural climate fluctuation, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

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ESA’s Dragon cooperation with China extended to 2020

08 July 2016

ESA and China have launched the fourth phase of the collaborative Dragon programme in Wuhan City, on the Yangtze River, which recently experienced major floods witnessed by Europe's Sentinel-1 satellite.

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The curious case of Earth’s leaking atmosphere

07 July 2016

Earth's atmosphere is leaking. Every day, around 90 tonnes of material escapes from our planet's upper atmosphere and streams out into space. Although missions such as ESA's Cluster fleet have long been investigating this leakage, there are still many open questions. How and why is Earth losing its atmosphere – and how is this relevant in our hunt for life elsewhere in the Universe?

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41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly

30 July - 07 August 2016

Contact: COSPAR Secretariat c/o CNES -

Organisation: Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Conference Overview:

The 41st COSPAR Scientific Assembly encompasses approximately 125 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels including:

  • SC A: The Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate
  • SC B: The Earth-Moon System, Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System
  • SC C: The Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres
  • Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD)
  • Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB)
  • Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS)
  • Panel on Radiation Belt Environment Modelling (PRBEM)
  • Panel on Space Weather (PSW)
  • Panel on Capacity Building (PCB)
  • Panel on Education (PE)
  • Special events: interdisciplinary lectures, round table, etc.

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