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Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 14.03.2016
A Swiss camera is going to Mars
A Swiss camera is going to Mars
14. The Trace Gas Orbiter, which will search for traces of biological life on the red planet, was launched into space this morning.

Astronomy / Space Science - 08.03.2016
Swiss camera to launch to Mars
Swiss camera to launch to Mars
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) A camera designed and built at the Center of Space and Habitability (CSH) of the University of Bern was launched with the ExoMars space on 14 March and started its journey to Mars.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 12.02.2016
What's up with gravitational waves?
What's up with gravitational waves?
12.02.16 - 1.3 billion years ago, two black holes collided in an enormous explosion of energy. The massive event sent gravitational waves across space-time. The waves finally passed through Earth last September, to be detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the United States.

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space Science - 10.02.2016
Math reveals unseen worlds of Star Wars
Math reveals unseen worlds of Star Wars
10. Using a new computer program, EPFL researchers offer unusual insight into the universe of Star Wars, which includes more than 20,000 characters spread among 640 communities over a period of 36,000 years. Do you think you know all there is to know about Star Wars? You may change your mind after reading this article.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 08.02.2016
Migration routes of mantle plumes discovererd
Migration routes of mantle plumes discovererd
Mars's southern hemisphere has a tumultuous past that was marked by significant volcanism. Now an ETH researcher has discovered that these many volcanoes are not distributed randomly but in fact lie along specific lines. These could well correspond to different paths taken by mantle plumes. Planetary scientist Giovanni Leone at ETH Zurich's Institute of Geophysics has lost count of the hours he has spent poring over high-resolution satellite images to study structures on the surface of Mars.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 23.12.2015
From gigantic planets to tiny images
From gigantic planets to tiny images
From the smallest ever printed colour image and the world's largest plant seeds to the darkest matter in the infinite expanse of the universe - over the past year, ETH research has focussed on all animate and inanimate aspects of the natural world, presenting fascinating results and ingenious inventions.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 03.12.2015
Successful launch of LISA Path-finder
Successful launch of LISA Path-finder
After the successful lift-off of the Vega rocket in French Guiana, the LISA Pathfinder satellite uncoupled from its booster rocket at approximately 7.00 a.m. this morning. The satellite will spend the next 9 months floating in space. There it will enable scientists to test key measurement techniques for the detection of gravitational waves, which Albert Einstein predicted about 100 years ago in his general theory of relativity.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 09.11.2015
“It’s scarcely possible to grasp intuitively”
In November 1915, Albert Einstein presented four seminal publications that laid the foundation for the general theory of relativity. A symposium at ETH Zurich celebrates its 100th anniversary from 12 to 14 November. ETH News: Hans-Rudolf Ott, you are one of the organisers of the symposium on 100 years of the general theory of relativity.

Astronomy / Space Science - Chemistry - 28.10.2015
Surprising Discovery of Oxygen in Comet
Surprising Discovery of Oxygen in Comet
The biggest surprise so far in the chemical analysis of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko's atmosphere is the high proportion of oxygen molecules. While such molecules are common in the earth's atmosphere, their presence on comets had originally been ruled out. Early on in the mission of the ROSINA mass spectrometer, in September of last year, researchers from the Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) at the University of Bern made an unexpected discovery when analyzing the comet's gases: Between the expected peak values of sulfur and methanol, clear traces of oxygen (O2) molecules were detected.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 22.10.2015
Looking at the earliest galaxies
Looking at the earliest galaxies
22. An international team of astronomers led by EPFL have discovered over 250 of the universe's earliest galaxies. This sample includes the faintest and smallest of the first-generation dwarf galaxies to be discovered, and offers important clues about the nature of the early universe. Before light travelled across it, the universe was a dark place.

Astronomy / Space Science - 07.10.2015
Mysterious structures observed
Mysterious structures observed
A research team has observed structures racing out from the centre of a young star's debris disk at high speeds. It is still unclear what causes the phenomenon. "We were speechless when we saw the image for the first time in the control room at the observatory in Chile," remembers Christian Thalmann of the Institute for Astronomy at ETH Zurich, who is also a member of the National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS and a Marie Curie fellow.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science - 30.09.2015
An army of tiny robots that tracks galaxies
An army of tiny robots that tracks galaxies
30. Why is the universe expanding at an increasing rate? Scientists will attempt to gain a better understanding of this phenomenon by mapping the distribution of galaxies in the universe.

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.02.2015
SwissCube's longevity marks its success
SwissCube's longevity marks its success
Launched more than five years ago, the small Swiss satellite designed by EPFL and several other Universities of Applied Sciences, will soon have orbited the Earth 30'000 times.

Life Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.01.2015
Detecting extraterrestrial life through motion
Detecting extraterrestrial life through motion
EPFL scientists have developed an extremely sensitive device that can detect life forms by sensing the slightest motion. The chemistry-free system can be used to rapidly test antibiotics or even to search for life on other planets. Looking for life on other planets is not straightforward. It usually relies on chemical detection, which might be limited or even completely irrelevant to alien biology.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 18.09.2014
New territories in the flux of cosmic rays
New territories in the flux of cosmic rays
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS ) collaboration has today presented its latest results. These are based on the analysis of 41 billion particles detected with the space-based AMS detector aboard the International Space Station. The results, presented during a seminar at CERN 2 , provide new insights into the nature of the mysterious excess of positrons observed in the flux of cosmic rays.

Astronomy / Space Science - 02.08.2012
Giant telescope will reveal the outer reaches of the universe
Giant telescope will reveal the outer reaches of the universe
The European Extremely Large Telescope Project (E-ELT) has officially been launched. This enormous telescope has a diameter of nearly 40m and will be built in Chili.

Astronomy / Space Science - 15.02.2012
Cleaning up Earth’s orbit
Cleaning up Earth’s orbit
The proliferation of debris orbiting the Earth - primarily jettisoned rocket and satellite components - is an increasingly pressing problem for spacecraft, and it can generate huge costs.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 21.09.2011
Could the Higgs boson explain the size of the Universe?
Could the Higgs boson explain the size of the Universe?
The Universe wouldn't be the same without the Higgs boson. This legendary particle plays a role in cosmology and reveals the possible existence of another closely related particle. The race to identify the Higgs boson is on at CERN. This Holy Grail of particle physics would help explain why the majority of elementary particles possess mass.

Astronomy / Space Science - 24.09.2009
Switzerland has sent its first satellite into space
Switzerland has sent its first satellite into space
SwissCube, the first Swiss satellite in history—extremely small —has been successfully launched from the Sriharikota space station in India.

Astronomy / Space Science - 24.06.2009
A new technology revolutionizes solar cells
An international group of researchers has developed and tested a new generation of photovoltaic cells in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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