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Rosetta… Countdown to landing

Rosetta is a robotic space probe built and launched by the European Space Agency to perform a detailed study of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. It was launched on 2 March 2004 on an Ariane 5 rocket and reached the comet on 6 August…

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New satellite maps out Napa Valley earthquake

Scientists have used a new Earth-observation satellite called Sentinel-1A to map the ground movements caused by the earthquake that shook up California’s wine-producing Napa Valley on 24 August 2014. “This satellite represents a sea change in the way we will…

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Iain Stewart – Anatomy of an Earthquake

NERC has teamed up with BBC presenter Professor Iain Stewart and Shadow Industries, a Bristol-based production company, to create a new short film called ‘Anatomy of an Earthquake’. The film uses graphics to provide an introduction to the physical causes…

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