Top space telescope from Europe seeks to solve riddles of the universe

EU researchers expect unprecedented insights into galaxies from the study of a mysterious energy force. By  Jonathan O’Callaghan A powerful new European space telescope will bring astronomers closer than ever to answering a longstanding question: will the universe, which is expanding, do so forever? Called Euclid, the telescope was launched on 1 July 2023 and … Read more

Meteors help answer riddles about water

Minerals in ancient meteorites offer insights into the origin of almost three-quarters of the Earth’s surface.  By  Michael Allen Dr Alice Stephant, an astrophysicist, is helping to solve a longstanding mystery about water on Earth: where it came from.   Scientists long thought that water, which covers 70% of the Earth, is probably rare or non-existent … Read more

Flood warnings for Africa advance with EU expertise

Satellites and on-the-ground sensors are helping Kenya, Ghana and Zambia tackle inundation risks and farmers cope with drought. By  Anthony King Like most people, Mark Noort reacted with horror to images last month of devastating floods in Libya. Unlike most others, Noort had a professional reason to follow the drama. An expert in Earth observation … Read more