wire - news in brief

« BACK

Astronomy/Space



Results 1 - 50 of 183.
1 2 3 4 Next »


Astronomy / Space - Campus - 07.02.2024
New Master's in Space Systems to be launched in September
New Master’s in Space Systems to be launched in September

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 25.01.2024
Green Light for LISA
Green Light for LISA
The European Space Agency's most expensive and complex mission, the LISA space antenna, has reached a major milestone: it has passed the stage of intensive testing by experts in the Mission Adoption Review process - a significant step for the LISA consortium.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 19.01.2024
Swiss tech helping uncover the origins of the universe
Swiss tech helping uncover the origins of the universe
With its secretariat hosted at EPFL, the Square Kilometer Array Switzerland (SKACH) consortium is celebrating two years' membership of a global project to develop the largest scientific facility ever built by humankind.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space - 04.01.2024
The rocky road to the beginning
The rocky road to the beginning
Craig Walton is the first NOMIS Fellow at the Centre for Origin and Prevalence of Life at ETH Zurich.

Astronomy / Space - Life Sciences - 04.12.2023
In search of life
In search of life
Sascha Quanz searches for traces of life on extrasolar planets orbiting alien stars. The astrophysicist believes that gaining an understanding of life and its origin on Earth is an important stepping stone. Our Earth was formed around 4.5 billion years ago, and fossil evidence of life can be found in rocks that are over 3.5 billion years old.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 10.11.2023
One step closer to unveiling dark matter with ARRAKIHS
One step closer to unveiling dark matter with ARRAKIHS
The ARRAKHIS consortium, for which EPFL has the science lead, has just successfully passed the mission definition review of the project, a very important first milestone towards full completion of the mission preparation.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 10.10.2023
3 SNSF Ambizione Grants awarded
SNSF Ambizione grants are aimed at early-career postdoctoral researchers who wish to conduct their first independent project in Switzerland.

Event - Astronomy / Space - 04.09.2023
Science Draws in the Crowds
Science Draws in the Crowds

Physics - Astronomy / Space - 25.08.2023
A contradiction at the heart of physics
A contradiction at the heart of physics
Quantum mechanics describes the forces that hold the world together on the smallest scale. The theory of relativity explains the world at the cosmic level. The two seem incompatible - and a unifying theory is nowhere in sight. Without quantum mechanics, many of the technologies that we take for granted would be inconceivable.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 25.07.2023
USI signs as a co-founder of the European Solar Telescope Foundation
USI signs as a co-founder of the European Solar Telescope Foundation

Astronomy / Space - 21.06.2023
Euclid to study the evolution of the universe over the last ten billion years: ESA online media invitation, June 23rd 2023

Astronomy / Space - 20.06.2023
Lasers enable internet backbone via satellite
Lasers enable internet backbone via satellite
Optical data communications lasers can transmit several tens of terabits per second, despite a huge amount of disruptive air turbulence. scientists and their European partners demonstrated this capacity with lasers between the mountain peak, Jungfraujoch, and the city of Bern in Switzerland. This will soon eliminate the necessity of expensive deep-sea cables.

Astronomy / Space - 25.05.2023
Former NASA Science Director is joining ETH Zurich
Former NASA Science Director is joining ETH Zurich

Materials Science - Astronomy / Space - 24.05.2023
A piece of Empa on your wrist
A piece of Empa on your wrist
Empa research helps Swiss watches to glow in the dark: The luminescent material Swiss Super-LumiNova, which was refined at Empa, now adorns the hands and dials of a number of wristwatches, including the MoonSwatch collection from Swatch and Omega.

Astronomy / Space - 19.04.2023
Federal Council adopts 2023 Space Policy

Astronomy / Space - Economics - 14.04.2023
ESA’s Juice spacecraft on its way to Jupiter with Swiss expertise

Astronomy / Space - 12.04.2023
From Dübendorf to Jupiter
From Dübendorf to Jupiter
JUICE, the European spacecraft that is scheduled to launch later today, will explore Jupiter and its icy moons. Some of the components on board have been manufactured at Empa using a specially developed soldering process. Vibrations, vacuum, radiation and extreme temperature fluctuations: Scientific instruments intended for spacecraft must be able to withstand harsh conditions for years and still function with the utmost precision and reliability.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 05.04.2023
Jupiter mission to explore conditions conducive to life
Jupiter mission to explore conditions conducive to life
The JUICE mission of the European Space Agency ESA, which aims to explore the planet Jupiter and its three largest moons, is all set to go. The space probe will carry on board the high-tech detector RADEM developed at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. Among other things, this will provide information about the complex radiation conditions and the highly dynamic magnetic environment of the Jupiter system.

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 27.03.2023
The University of Bern is on board a mission to Jupiter
The University of Bern is on board a mission to Jupiter
The European Space Agency ESA-s Juice space mission is scheduled to start its journey to Jupiter on April 13, 2023.

Astronomy / Space - 24.03.2023
Two Swiss take on important roles at the European Space Agency ESA

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 06.03.2023
New tools to study the Sun's magnetic field
New tools to study the Sun’s magnetic field
The Astrophysical Spectropolarimetry research project, led by Renzo Ramelli of the USI-affiliated Istituto ricerche solari Aldo e Cele Daccò (IRSOL), has been approved by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The project aims to study the evolution and structure of the solar magnetic field, focusing on the formation of solar flares using modern equipment and innovative observation techniques.

Astronomy / Space - 01.02.2023
The EPFL Spacecraft Team is launching EPFL back into space
The EPFL Spacecraft Team is launching EPFL back into space
On January 31, the EPFL Spacecraft Team's onboard computer Bunny was launched in California, USA, hosted on a D'Orbit spacecraft as part of Starlink's 2-6 mission.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 26.01.2023
Tinkering for waste collection in space
Tinkering for waste collection in space
Waste causes problems not only on Earth, but also in space. A research team from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is currently developing a space debris detector. This can autonomously control satellites that are to clean up space in the future. Above our heads, there is a huge mess: In low-Earth orbits - about 800 km above the Earth - there are currently around 5,500 active and defective satellites orbiting.

Astronomy / Space - Earth Sciences - 21.12.2022
NASA's InSight Lander has retired
NASA’s InSight Lander has retired
The lander's team has tried to contact the spacecraft twice without response, leading them to conclude it has run out of energy. NASA's InSight mission has ended after four years of collecting unique science on Mars.

Astronomy / Space - 16.12.2022
Playgrounds in the universe
Nobel laureate and astrophysicist Didier Queloz and earth scientist Cara Magnabosco on the origin of life on Earth, complex life beyond our planet, and the inevitable end of every life. You're both tackling the big questions about the universe. Doesn't it sometimes make you feel small and insignificant? Didier Queloz: Yes, it does indeed.

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 02.12.2022
A space telescope, please - but a sustainable one, if possible
A space telescope, please - but a sustainable one, if possible
Daniel Angerhausen believes that fundamental research is essential, especially in the current crisis.

Astronomy / Space - 23.11.2022
Switzerland has new ESA astronaut

Astronomy / Space - Event - 30.09.2022
A sensory immersion in galaxies of data to explore the cosmos
A sensory immersion in galaxies of data to explore the cosmos
The new exhibition produced by EPFL Pavilions transforms the scientific inquiry of astrophysics into sensory and emotional experiences.

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 12.09.2022
A thousand days of CHEOPS
A thousand days of CHEOPS
After a thousand days in orbit, the CHEOPS space telescope shows almost no signs of wear. Under these conditions, it could continue to reveal details of some of the most fascinating exoplanets for quite some time. CHEOPS is a joint mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Switzerland, under the aegis of the University of Bern in collaboration with the University of Geneva.

Astronomy / Space - Career - 02.09.2022
In search of the origins of life
In search of the origins of life

Astronomy / Space - Environment - 04.08.2022
A new rating for space sustainability
The new Space Sustainability Rating hosted at eSpace, the EPFL Space Center, encourages space actors to design and implement sustainable and responsible space missions - trailblazing the path to ensure the long-term sustainability of the space environment.

Astronomy / Space - Research Management - 10.06.2022
Gaia maps the Milky Way in three dimensions
Gaia maps the Milky Way in three dimensions
The European data processing and analysis consortium for Gaia, in which the UNIGE participates, publishes its third catalogue of data. A colossal amount of new information about our galaxy. The European consortium for the data processing and analysis of the Gaia satellite, led by the European Space Agency (ESA), has published its third catalogue.

Astronomy / Space - 27.05.2022
ETH at the WEF - life, the universe and everything else
ETH at the WEF - life, the universe and everything else

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 25.05.2022
Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry
Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry
By becoming a member of the SKA Observatory (SKAO), the largest and most ambitious radio astronomy collaboration in the world, Switzerland intends to foster Swiss research and industry while contributing to an international initiative that promises to revolutionize our understanding of the Universe.

Astronomy / Space - 24.05.2022
War in Ukraine - back to the 19th century?
War in Ukraine - back to the 19th century?

Astronomy / Space - Campus - 16.05.2022
Svetlana Berdyugina appointed new Director of IRSOL

Astronomy / Space - Microtechnics - 13.05.2022
Building materials and the race to net zero
Building materials and the race to net zero
The robotic explorer GLIMPSE, created at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, has made it into the final round of a competition for prospecting resources in space.

Astronomy / Space - Innovation - 20.04.2022
Universities Space Research Association Elects UZH as a Member University
Universities Space Research Association Elects UZH as a Member University

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 15.04.2022
IRSOL changes its name

Astronomy / Space - Innovation - 24.03.2022
EPFL developed tech makes it to the International Space Station
EPFL developed tech makes it to the International Space Station
The U.S. start-up Cryptosat has taken the EPFL developed Drand protocol, the internet's first production grade, publicly verifiable randomness beacon, into space for an historic experiment.

Astronomy / Space - 15.03.2022
Launching robots into lunar caves
Launching robots into lunar caves
EPFL engineering student Lucas Froissart designed an exoskeleton capable of propelling robot explorers into subsurface tunnels on the moon.

Politics - Astronomy / Space - 17.02.2022
State Secretary Martina Hirayama attends European Space Summit in Toulouse

Politics - Astronomy / Space - 16.02.2022
Federal Council to seek participation in Copernicus

Astronomy / Space - Politics - 26.01.2022
State Secretary Martina Hirayama at the European Space Conference

Astronomy / Space - 17.12.2021
Federal Council approves Swiss membership of the international SKA Observatory

Astronomy / Space - 14.12.2021
Two-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
Two-year launch anniversary of CHEOPS
After two years in orbit, the CHEOPS space telescope has exceeded expectations. By reliably revealing details of some of the most fascinating exoplanets, it has quickly become a key instrument for astronomers in Europe and has led to fruitful collaborations throughout the continent.

Astronomy / Space - Politics - 19.11.2021
ESA Council of Ministers gives boost to European space activities

Computer Science - Astronomy / Space - 12.11.2021
Digital twins give fresh insight into the world around us
Digital twins are computer-based models of an object or even a human organ, and the technology behind them is advancing at a rapid pace.

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 12.10.2021
Explore the universe with virtual reality
Explore the universe with virtual reality
Have you ever wanted to explore outer-space? Now you can, without leaving Earth, thanks to powerful, open-source beta software VIRUP that builds - in real-time - a virtual universe based on the most detailed contemporary astrophysical and cosmological data.

Astronomy / Space - Mathematics - 29.08.2021
New Mathematical Solutions to An Old Problem in Astronomy
The Bernese theoretical astrophysicist Kevin Heng has achieved a rare feat: On paper, he has derived novel solutions to an old mathematical problem needed to calculate light reflections from planets and moons.
1 2 3 4 Next »



Advert