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Strengthening the space sector in the digital age... we're pleased to announce the #SpaceForInnovation  workshop in Rome on 16 December organised with the Italian space agency @ASI_spazio  👉   @esa_artes  @Space4Europe  @ESA_Italia 

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We are living at the greatest moment in history for finding life beyond Earth:

To celebrate the countdown to the festive season we are sharing a #TopSecret  enigma every week until Christmas 🔎 Today we have four festive dingbats for you. Can you solve them? We’ll reveal the solutions later…

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Evolution of language. It’s curious how names of Greek philosophic schools have survived in our modern language(s) with meanings that seem to have no connection with the originals. Sophistry. Sceptical. Cynical. Epicurean. Stoical. Probably more examples?

Ursula von der Leyen has pledged $130 billion to reduce European countries' reliance on coal and help make the continent carbon-neutral by 2050.

Beyond Barcelona, Asturias entices with gorgeous landscapes and world-class cuisine

Tottenham brushed aside by Bayern, could the clock be stopped at scrum time? via @IrishTimesSport 

Another Test 50 for Marnus Labuschagne 👏 ... he and Steve Smith are building a big partnership. LIVE BLOG: #AUSvNZ  #AUSvsNZ 

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Folk architecture and red cottages in Gammelstad an open-air museum in #Sweden  SE#travel  #nature  #travellingling  UNESCO world heritage site

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Killer-whale grandmothers help to boost the survival of their daughters’ calves, especially when food is scarce. #ResearchHighlight 

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Scoops of the Day

Today’s launch was the 50th launch of #PSLV  & 75th launch from our space port in Sriharikota. Thanks for your support.

Our #ParkerSolarProbe  has returned gigabytes of data, leading to new findings about solar wind, space dust and sun storms. While seemingly calm from Earth, the Sun is a surprisingly active system with far-reaching effects in our solar system:

1. It was a pretty rough day yesterday for Arctic news. Nothing that, if you were watching closely, you didn't expect But still, it kind of all came at once.

In 2018, not many people knew who Greta Thunberg was. At this year's UN climate change conference, she is a household name and has been surrounded by crowds from the moment she arrived. #COP25  #Cop25Madrid2019 

Rep. Mary Scanlon, D-Pa.: "This moment is about more than disagreements with the President’s personality or policies. Our task is not to judge the president himself. Instead we must judge the president's actions and whether they undermine our government."

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., pointing to legacy of Jim Crow/voter repression to highlight seriousness of charges: "To me the idea that elections can be undermined is not theoretical, I have constituents who can tell you what it is like to live in democracy in name only."

Emerald ocean and volcanic mountains at Lord Howe Island in Australia AU#nature  #travel  #traveltuesday  #adventure 

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🌕 Look up tonight — the Moon is nearly full. Learn all about the “Cold Moon:”

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It has been 50 YEARS since Corky has been able to swim outside of a tank, and her story will break your heart 💔 Even though she is the OLDEST orca in captivity, SeaWorld still REFUSES to #SendCorkyHome .

The #Greenland  ice sheet is losing mass seven times faster than in the 1990s. An international team of 89 polar scientists, working in collaboration with ESA and NASA, has produced the most complete picture of Greenland ice loss to date 👉

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Scoops of the Week

Watch Live: Launch of RISAT-2BR1 and 9 customer satellites by PSLV-C48

“I just watched the Earth going by below me and the only thing separating it was just my visor...” Anne McClain of @NASA_Astronauts  recalls her first spacewalk and how it changed her perception of Earth:

#ISRO #RISAT2BR1  Filling of Oxidiser for the fourth stage(PS4) of #PSLVC48  completed

The @SpaceX  Dragon is holding at 30m from @Space_Station  for some checks before beginning its final approach to the capture point. @AstroDrewMorgan  and @astro_luca  are standing by to capture it with the station's robotic arm. Watch: Questions? Use #AskNASA 

It’s #Artemis  Day! 🚀🔥🌒 We're unveiling the assembled rocket core stage for @NASA_SLS  that will help power the first #Artemis  mission to the Moon. See how teams at our Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans made it happen

#ISRO Top view of #PSLVC48 , prominently featuring the bulbous payload fairing that houses #RISAT2BR1  & 9 customer satellites. Launch at 1525 hrs IST on December 11, 2019

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The countdown for the launch of #PSLVC48  #RISAT2BR1  mission commenced today at 1640 Hrs (IST) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. #ISRO 

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Stop coal finance ❌ Japan is the world's 2nd largest public funder for coal. International activists with the #NoCoalJapan  coalition are demanding the Japanese government end its support for coal-fired power projects.  #COP25 

Australia is burning. Downtown Sydney was partially evacuated due to the smoke. Ferry service was cancelled due to low visibility. Fire alarms are randomly going off inside buildings. Schools are keeping children inside. This is a climate emergency.

The newly released @NOAA  14th Arctic Report Card details analysis of a region undergoing a rapid and dramatic change due to our changing climate. Learn about recent extremes in temperature, sea ice and ice melt along with major shifts in marine species.

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