{ "articles": [ { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 4837896678801408, "title": "Kalamos fires", "url": "http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2017/08/Kalamos_fires", "abstract": "Wildfires have broken out across southern Europe as a heatwave grips the region. This animation created using images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites show the live blaze and aftermath of wildfires that devastated an area about 35 km northeast of Athens, Greece, in mid-August.The images from 14 August show the blaze and billowing smoke, which extends far south pushed by strong winds.Vegetation appears red in the false-colour images from 19 August, and burn scars covering an area of over 2900 hectares appear black.Satellites like Sentinel-2 allow these crisis situations to be carefully monitored and mapped, at both regional and global scales. Sentinel-2 imagery combined with data from Copernicus contributing missions are being used to produce maps of this recent fire through the Copernicus Emergency Management Service for damage assessment.Summer wildfires are common in Greece. Earlier in August, Sentinel-2 captured smoke and burn scars on the island of Kythira. See the images here.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2017/08/Kalamos_fires", "stored": "2017-08-23T13:17:00", "published": "2017-08-23T09:31:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 6194255135506432, "title": "Habitat Lunares Crew", "url": "http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2017/08/Habitat_Lunares_Crew", "abstract": "This crew of six is midway through a simulated expedition on the Moon, based at the new Habitat Lunares base in Poland.The only facility of its kind in Europe, this privately run habitat is a simulated lunar base set up in a former military airport in Pila in northwest Poland.The crew stays on the base for two weeks at a time, physically cut off from the external world. Lunares has no windows, is run on lunar time and its occupants can leave only by venturing into an adjoining hanger, which is filled with Moon-like basalt rocks for simulated Moonwalks.This #LunarExpedition1 is the second of four expeditions this year, lasting 15-29 August. The mission is controlled from ESA's technical centre in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, focusing on exploring changes to the crew's biological clocks during their stay. It performs scheduling, communicates with the base and oversees lighting inside the habitat.\"The analogue astronauts are completely cut off from external light sources. Instead, we control the base's automated lighting systems,\" explains Agata Kolodziejczyk, research fellow in ESA's Advanced Concepts Team, who led the establishment of the habitat as part of her research into 'time architecture' for future off-planet bases.\"I regard Lunares as an extremely valuable new chronobiological laboratory for Europe, with full bioethical committee agreements in place. We'll be checking how the participants' subjective time perception alters with the changes we induce.\"The habitat contains an LED light system providing a shifting combination of colours throughout the day, to mimic changes in sunlight. We're extending the length of this artificial 'day' to put their circadian rhythms out of alignment and induce jet lag.\"But we're also testing new prototypes of 'physiological lights' that emit in the ultraviolet - which penetrates through the retina to the brain's pineal gland - to see if this is sufficient to reset their body clocks.\"A survey of US Space Shuttle crews found that half depended on medication to go to sleep in orbit, while other space-dwellers have reported disrupted body clocks, a condition that has been linked to various health problems. Redesigned lighting systems that fit better with human physiology should result in happier, healthier astronauts - lighting aboard the International Space Station has recently been updated for this very reason.In parallel, more than 20 other experiments are also under way. ESA and the International Lunar Exploration Working Group supplied the ExoGeoLab lander plus a telescope for use during simulated Moonwalks.Polish ESA Young Graduate Trainee Mateusz Krainski has also built a rover and simulator system in his free time. This Netherlands-based rover is being controlled remotely by the crew from Poland.Seen top row left to right: commander Piotrek Konorski; communication officer Dorota Budzyn; astrobiologist Joanna Kuzma. Bottom row left to right: medical officer Matt Harasymczuk; biomedical engineer Grzegorz Ambroszkiewicz; vice-commander Mariusz Slonina.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2017/08/Habitat_Lunares_Crew", "stored": "2017-08-23T13:17:01", "published": "2017-08-23T07:38:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 4819924790804480, "title": "'Alien megastructure' star may host Saturn-like exoplanet", "url": "https://www.newscientist.com/article/2144869-alien-megastructure-star-may-host-saturn-like-exoplanet/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "abstract": "Rather than being caused by extraterrestrial construction, the bizarre dimming of Tabby's star could instead be due to a closely orbiting, ringed planet", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.newscientist.com/article/2144869-alien-megastructure-star-may-host-saturn-like-exoplanet/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "stored": "2017-08-23T07:17:01", "published": "2017-08-23T07:00:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5141063656275968, "title": "Becoming Interstellar - a Review of \"The Farthest: Voyager In Space\"", "url": "http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/nasawatch/Aekt/~3/05LujeEk-aQ/becoming-inters.html", "abstract": "Review of \"The Farthest: Voyager In Space\" - Becoming Interstellar \"In 1977 the twin Voyager spacecraft left planet Earth bound for the outer reaches of our solar system - and beyond. What they discovered changed our way of thinking about...", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/nasawatch/Aekt/~3/05LujeEk-aQ/becoming-inters.html", "stored": "2017-08-23T10:37:01", "published": "2017-08-23T00:24:10", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 4845886391713792, "title": "Study of Moon Rocks Suggest Interior of the Moon is Really Dry", "url": "https://www.universetoday.com/136890/study-moon-rocks-interior-dry/", "abstract": "A new study of the \"Rusty Rocks\" returned by the Apollo 16 mission suggest that the Moon's interior is very dry, contrary to what recent studies have claimedThe post Study of Moon Rocks Suggest Interior of the Moon is Really Dry appeared first on Universe Today.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.universetoday.com/136890/study-moon-rocks-interior-dry/", "stored": "2017-08-23T03:47:01", "published": "2017-08-22T19:59:43", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 4807712722386944, "title": "NGA Leaderboard compares agency's needs with industry capabilities", "url": "http://spacenews.com/nga-leaderboard-compares-agencys-needs-with-industry-capabilities/", "abstract": "The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is eager to compare its near-term needs with the capabilities of companies that obtain data from small satellites or have innovative ways of using space-based data to make sense of activity on the ground.SpaceNews.com", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://spacenews.com/nga-leaderboard-compares-agencys-needs-with-industry-capabilities/", "stored": "2017-08-23T02:17:03", "published": "2017-08-22T19:11:04", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5963189384642560, "title": "Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse, From Ground and Space", "url": "http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/aug-21-solar-eclipse-from-ground-and-space", "abstract": "This composite image shows the Sun's atmosphere, the corona (as seen by the SOHO satellite) and a ground-based image of the Aug. 21, 2017, solar eclipse at totality. During a total solar eclipse, ground-based telescopes can observe the lowest part of the solar corona in a way that can't be done at any other time.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/aug-21-solar-eclipse-from-ground-and-space", "stored": "2017-08-23T12:57:00", "published": "2017-08-22T19:01:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5196532890468352, "title": "X-15 Maximum Apex Mission", "url": "http://www.whiteeagleaerospace.com/x-15-maximum-apex-mission/", "abstract": "Fifty-four years ago today, NASA chief research pilot Joseph A. Walker flew X-15 Ship No. 3 (S/N 56-6672) to an altitude of 354,200 feet. This flight would mark the highest altitude ever achieved by the famed hypersonic research vehicle. Carried aloft by NASA's NB-52A (S/N 52-0003) mothership, Walker's X-15 was... Read MoreThe post X-15 Maximum Apex Mission appeared first on White Eagle Aerospace.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://www.whiteeagleaerospace.com/x-15-maximum-apex-mission/", "stored": "2017-08-22T23:07:01", "published": "2017-08-22T18:12:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 6004742656360448, "title": "Why aren't we testing whether planes can survive a drone crash?", "url": "https://www.newscientist.com/article/2144879-why-arent-we-testing-whether-planes-can-survive-a-drone-crash/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "abstract": "It is time to fire a drone into a jet engine to properly assess the safety threat they pose to airliners, says Paul Marks", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.newscientist.com/article/2144879-why-arent-we-testing-whether-planes-can-survive-a-drone-crash/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "stored": "2017-08-23T06:47:01", "published": "2017-08-22T17:30:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 4843152376594432, "title": "Things I Used to Observe an Eclipse, Rated", "url": "https://www.space.com/37902-eclipse-viewing-techniques-rated.html", "abstract": "Armed with eclipse glasses, solar binoculars and random kitchen implements, Team Lewin set out to find the best way to look at Aug. 21's total solar eclipse.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.space.com/37902-eclipse-viewing-techniques-rated.html", "stored": "2017-08-23T00:57:02", "published": "2017-08-22T16:37:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5978974194761728, "title": "Bacterial optical fibre helps shine lasers through murky waters", "url": "https://www.newscientist.com/article/2144860-bacterial-optical-fibre-helps-shine-lasers-through-murky-waters/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "abstract": "Normally lasers cannot penetrate very far through murky liquids. Bacteria can act as a lens to boost their range, which could be used to aid medical diagnoses", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.newscientist.com/article/2144860-bacterial-optical-fibre-helps-shine-lasers-through-murky-waters/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-", "stored": "2017-08-23T06:47:01", "published": "2017-08-22T16:37:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 6587243300913152, "title": "Nighttime Snowstorms May Swirl Across Mars", "url": "https://www.space.com/37901-nighttime-snowstorms-swirl-across-mars.html", "abstract": "Mars may experience snowstorms at night, a new study finds, suggesting that the Martian atmosphere is far more active than previously thought.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.space.com/37901-nighttime-snowstorms-swirl-across-mars.html", "stored": "2017-08-23T00:57:02", "published": "2017-08-22T16:37:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 6254748676128768, "title": "Cosmic Ray Study Prepped for Installation After Monday Eclipse", "url": "https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2017/08/22/cosmic-ray-study-prepped-for-installation-after-monday-eclipse/", "abstract": "Overnight, robotics controllers extracted a new astrophysics experiment from the trunk of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft. The Canadarm2 will hand off the new astronomy gear to the Japanese robotic arm which will then install it outside the Kibo laboratory module. Dubbed CREAM, short for Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass Investigation, it will observe a variety of cosmic rays and measure their charges. The experiment is an extension of what started as high-altitude, long-duration balloon flights over Antarctica. The orbital data is expected to be several orders of magnitude greater than that collected in Earth's atmosphere. The six Expedition 52 crew members had a once-in-a-lifetime experience Monday as they witnessed the solar eclipse from space. The orbiting crewmates employed a multitude of cameras to photograph the eclipse. They captured stunning views of the moon's shadow against the Earth with a high definition camcorder as the eclipse darkened a coast-to-coast swath of the United States.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2017/08/22/cosmic-ray-study-prepped-for-installation-after-monday-eclipse/", "stored": "2017-08-23T08:57:00", "published": "2017-08-22T16:28:43", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 6509246694817792, "title": "Internet of Things startup Helios Wire raises $4 million for satellites", "url": "http://spacenews.com/internet-of-things-startup-helios-wire-raises-4-million-for-satellites/", "abstract": "Helios Wire will use the money to pay for satellites to help customers track and communicate with billions of devices worldwide.SpaceNews.com", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://spacenews.com/internet-of-things-startup-helios-wire-raises-4-million-for-satellites/", "stored": "2017-08-23T02:17:03", "published": "2017-08-22T15:54:43", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 4878842749517824, "title": "See Latest Videos of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, from Across U.S. and Space", "url": "https://www.space.com/37858-latest-videos-of-solar-eclipse-2017.html", "abstract": "See the latest videos of the 2017 total solar eclipse as they come in from observers across the U.S., in the air and in space here.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.space.com/37858-latest-videos-of-solar-eclipse-2017.html", "stored": "2017-08-23T00:57:02", "published": "2017-08-22T15:44:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 6245271562354688, "title": "Did the Solar Eclipse Damage Your Eyes? Here's How to Tell", "url": "https://www.space.com/37900-did-solar-eclipse-harm-your-eyes.html", "abstract": "Many watchers of today's solar eclipse may have glanced at the sun without proper eye protection. But how do you know if you've hurt your eyes?", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.space.com/37900-did-solar-eclipse-harm-your-eyes.html", "stored": "2017-08-23T00:57:03", "published": "2017-08-22T15:43:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 4757655952293888, "title": "Cliff Divers Plunge into Oregon Water Tank During Total Solar Eclipse", "url": "https://www.space.com/37899-cliff-divers-during-total-solar-eclipse.html", "abstract": "A group of cliff divers created their own celestial spectacle today (Aug. 21) in McMinnville, Oregon, by diving into a tank of water in the darkness of the total solar eclipse.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.space.com/37899-cliff-divers-during-total-solar-eclipse.html", "stored": "2017-08-23T00:57:03", "published": "2017-08-22T15:38:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 4908913426169856, "title": "No aerospace firms among Chinese, Russian entities Treasury just sanctioned for North Korea ties", "url": "http://spacenews.com/no-aerospace-firms-among-chinese-russian-entities-treasury-just-sanctioned-for-north-korea-ties/", "abstract": "The 10 companies and six individuals targeted by Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control are alleged to have conducted business with North Korea in violation of United Nations' sanctions aimed at preventing Pyongyang from funding its weapons programs. SpaceNews.com", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://spacenews.com/no-aerospace-firms-among-chinese-russian-entities-treasury-just-sanctioned-for-north-korea-ties/", "stored": "2017-08-23T02:17:03", "published": "2017-08-22T15:33:44", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 4875656689090560, "title": "PIA21816: Investigating Mars: Hebes Chasma", "url": "http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21816", "abstract": "Target: MarsMission: 2001 Mars OdysseyInstrument: THEMIS Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21816", "stored": "2017-08-22T17:47:02", "published": "2017-08-22T15:20:44", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 6269777840439296, "title": "Tales From Totality: Standing in the Shadow of the Moon", "url": "https://www.universetoday.com/136844/tales-totality-standing-shadow-moon/", "abstract": "They came, they saw, they battled clouds, traffic and strange charger adapters in a strange land. Yesterday, millions stood in awe as the shadow of the Moon rolled over the contiguous United States for the first time in a century. If you're like us, your social media feed is now brimming with amazing images of yesterday's total solar eclipse.The post Tales From Totality: Standing in the Shadow of the Moon appeared first on Universe Today.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://www.universetoday.com/136844/tales-totality-standing-shadow-moon/", "stored": "2017-08-23T03:47:01", "published": "2017-08-22T14:37:08", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5931422934106112, "title": "Back-to-back commercial satellite wins leave China Great Wall hungry for more", "url": "http://spacenews.com/back-to-back-commercial-satellite-wins-leave-china-great-wall-hungry-for-more/", "abstract": "Fu Zhiheng, executive vice president of Beijing-based China Great Wall Industry Corp. , speaks with SpaceNews about his company's global ambitions.SpaceNews.com", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://spacenews.com/back-to-back-commercial-satellite-wins-leave-china-great-wall-hungry-for-more/", "stored": "2017-08-23T02:17:04", "published": "2017-08-22T14:26:19", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5704013609697280, "title": "Middle School Students' Programming Skills Tested in Orbit", "url": "https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2017/08/22/middle-school-students-programming-skills-tested-in-orbit/", "abstract": "Teams of middle school-aged students from across the state of Florida gathered at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Friday, Aug. 11, to see their robot-programming skills put to the test aboard the International Space Station. The occasion: the finals of the Zero Robotics Middle School Summer Program national championship. The five-week program allows rising sixth- through ninth-graders to write programs for small satellites called SPHERES (Synchronized, Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites). Finalists saw their code tested using SPHERES on the space station, with the assistance of astronauts living and working aboard the orbiting observatory. Adding to the fun were Sphero off-the-shelf programmable robots available for practice, a quantum levitation demonstration and a visit from Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion. A total of 13 teams representing two countries and 12 states took part in the competition, with the winners hailing from West Virginia and Idaho. Photos at right: Students and sponsors hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station, shown on a big screen (top); a student high-fives a Star Wars character from the 501st Legion (bottom). Photo credits: NASA/Cory Huston Save", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2017/08/22/middle-school-students-programming-skills-tested-in-orbit/", "stored": "2017-08-22T15:07:00", "published": "2017-08-22T14:26:17", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 4853074287919104, "title": "All-electric satellites halfway to becoming half of all satellites", "url": "http://spacenews.com/all-electric-satellites-halfway-to-becoming-half-of-all-satellites/", "abstract": "Satellite manufacturers are trying to figure out how to maximize their share of the electric propulsion market while not abandoning more conservative customers.SpaceNews.com", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://spacenews.com/all-electric-satellites-halfway-to-becoming-half-of-all-satellites/", "stored": "2017-08-23T02:17:04", "published": "2017-08-22T14:24:31", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 5761325049315328, "title": "Media Invited to NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Competition Events and Awards", "url": "http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/centennial_challenges/3DPHab/media-invited-to-nasa-s-3d-printed-habitat-competition-events-and-awards.html", "abstract": "NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is advancing the additive construction technology needed to create sustainable housing for deep space exploration.", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/centennial_challenges/3DPHab/media-invited-to-nasa-s-3d-printed-habitat-competition-events-and-awards.html", "stored": "2017-08-23T08:17:01", "published": "2017-08-22T14:24:00", "type_of": "feed" }, { "in_graph": false, "uuid": 4699210037329920, "title": "3-D printing and in-orbit manufacturing promise to transform space missions", "url": "http://spacenews.com/3-d-printing-and-in-orbit-manufacturing-promise-to-transform-space-missions/", "abstract": "Made In Space is changing the way people plan for spaceflight missions by demonstrating that tools, spare parts and spaceflight hardware can be manufactured in orbit. The company is building Archinaut, a sophisticated 3-D printer equipped with a robotic arm to manufacture and assemble complex structures in orbit such as satellite reflectors and antennas.SpaceNews.com", "keywords_url": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/keywords/filterby?url=http://spacenews.com/3-d-printing-and-in-orbit-manufacturing-promise-to-transform-space-missions/", "stored": "2017-08-23T02:17:04", "published": "2017-08-22T14:22:30", "type_of": "feed" } ], "next": "http://semantics.projectchronos.eu/?bookmark=CkoKFgoJcHVibGlzaGVkEgkIgKu9moXr1QISLGoQZX5jaHJvbm9zdHJpcGxlc3IYCxILV2ViUmVzb3VyY2UYgICAyIG9rAgMGAAgAQ==" }