All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ESA’

Astronomers Spot ‘Bridge’ of Hot Gas Connecting Galaxy Clusters

Astronomers using the Planck space telescope have confirmed the presence of a bridge of hot gas bridging the 10 million light-years of intergalactic space between two galaxy clusters. “Planck is helping to reveal hidden material between galaxy clusters that we couldn’t see clearly before,” said James Bartlett, a member of the U.S. Planck science team at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. …

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ESA Releases New Supernova Remnant Photo

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a new image of the aftershock of a supernova remnant named W44. The image, seen above, combines infrared and X-ray light captured by the ESA’s Herschel and XMM-Newton space observatories. W44 is located around 10,000 light-years away from our solar system, residing in a nebula in the constellation Aquila. NASA stated that the …

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E3 2013 Might Not Return To Los Angeles

E3 has been a staple of the Los Angeles Convention Center for 16 of the past 18 Electronic Entertainment Expos. The city has been good to the Entertainment Software Association, the organization that puts on E3, and in return E3 has remained in Los Angeles. That may no longer be the case starting next year. Speaking to the L.A. Times, …

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NASA Astronauts Begin Training For Asteroid Mission

NASA astronauts are getting ready to start to prepare for what could be one of the most challenging mission to date, a trip to an asteroid. Next month they will begin a training programme that will teach them how to operate vehicles, conduct spacewalks and gather samples on the surface of an asteroid. The work will be mainly scientific, but …

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NASA and ESA Confirm Unknowns Hack

Both the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, and the European Space Agency (ESA) have confirmed that their systems were indeed penetrated by the new hacker group known as the Unknowns. The systems that were breached have already been patched, which is what the Unknowns said was their goal in the first place. The Unknowns successfully attacked 10 websites: NASA …

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Unmanned European Rocket Takes Supplies To ISS

Early this morning the European Space Agency(ESA) launched their 3rd Automated Transfer Vehicle(ATV-3) from a pad in Kourou, French Guiana. The ATV-3 is nicknamed “Edoardo Amaldi” after the famed Italian physicist and spaceflight pioneer who is credited with helping to create the European Space Agency. The European ATVs, which are considered the most complex spacecraft ever built in europe, are …

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SOPA, Video Games And You

The Entertainment Software Association supports SOPA, but do the game developers and publishers they represent support it as well? It’s an interesting question that has raised a lot of eyebrows the past few weeks as more and more publishers and developers have risen up in opposition to the dangerous legislation. The ESA issued a statement to Joystiq on why they …

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Video Game Play Becoming More Social

Computer and video game use is widespread with 67 percent of American households playing, according to a new report from the Entertainment Software Association.

The report found a social aspect of game play with 62 percent of gamers reporting they play with other gamers in person at least one hour a week and 48 percent of parents said they play with their children at least once a week.

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