Ready for launch The heart of space mission LISA Pathfinder was successfully tested
The optical bench of the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission passed with flying colours extensive testing at the Institute for Gravitational Research (IGR) at the University of Glasgow. IGR scientists assured that the high-precision measurement system is ready to survive tremendous forces up to 35 g (35 times the gravitational acceleration on Earth) during rocket launch. “With the successful tests we reached an important milestone. The sophisticated laser interferometer works very well and is ready for its job in space. We are really excited that the LPF mission is well underway for the launch date of 2015,” said Dr Christian Killow (Scottish Universities Physics Alliance Advanced Fellow). “The LPF mission will open the doors to eLISA, a gravitational wave space observatory that will revolutionize many areas of astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics,” has mentioned Dr. Carlos F. Sopuerta, researcher at the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC), Barcelona.
The Cheliábinsk superbolide. The impact risk of small asteroids with the Earth
J. M. Trigo-Rodri?guez, M. Tapia, J. Dergham, et al.
Viatge sense retorn a Mart (Josep Manel Carrasco al programa “Migdia” de 8TV) [NOT TRANSLATED]
Entrevista realitzada el 10 de Maig de 2013 a Josep Manel Carrasco, al programa “Migdia” de 8TV, per parlar del projecte “Mars-One” que pretén enviar l’any 2023 quatre voluntaris a Mart sense possibilitat de tornar a la Terra.
Linux Foundation Training Prepares the International Space Station for Linux Migration
Donen el premi extraordinari de doctorat a tres doctors de l’IEEC [NOT TRANSLATED]
REF: Premsa de la Universitat de Barcelona (UB)
“Premio extraordinario de doctorado” awarded to two students of the Astronomy Departament
Andreu Font Ribera and Juan Carlos Morales Peralta have been awarded “premio extraordinario de doctorado” of the Universitat de Barcelona.
A Dust-Obscured Massive Maximum-Starburst Galaxy in the Early Universe
Herschel closes its eyes to the Universe
The school Escola Arrels II de Solsona wins the SonCube contest
- Two students from this school will be in charge of designing and constructing the experiment that will go aboard the probe
Discovery of the First Isolated Compact Elliptical (cE) Galaxy
Herschel links Jupiter’s water to comet impact
A ghostly green bubble
A Ghostly Green Bubble
For those of you that would like to observe the comet PANSTARRS (C/2011 L4), it will become visible tonight, right after sunset. The best days to observe the comet will be the nights of 12-13 of March, according to the Minor Bodies and Meteorites’ ICE (MBM) research group.
The UB and the UPC create the first joint spin-off: a company devoted to the compression of large data volumes
The Cheliábinsk asteroid had already pass through Earth’s orbit
- Los últimos datos indican que en el momento de máximo brillo llevaba una velocidad de 18,6 kilómetros por segundo