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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot just got smaller

May 16, 2014
NASA and ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope has shown that Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is now smaller than at any time during the last 20 years.

First man in space’s physician looks back

May 15, 2014
To mark the 53rd anniversary of the first human spaceflight, Adilya Kotovskaya recounts how Yuri Gagarin was selected in 1959.

CNES and NASA mission to monitor water

May 06, 2014
CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and his U.S. counterpart Charles Bolden signed a cooperation agreement on Friday 2 May to develop the SWOT mission, designed to measure surface water and ocean topography.

"Selfie" of Rosetta spacecraft at Mars

February 25, 2014
7 years ago to the day, the Rosetta spacecraft sent back a self-portrait taken just 250 km from the surface of Mars.

GAIA seen from the ground 1.5 million km from Earth

February 17, 2014
The satellite, launched on 19 December 2013, was observed by the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile.

CNES and NASA heading for Mars together

February 11, 2014
CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden signed an agreement Monday 10 February in Washington D.C. formalizing cooperation on the SEIS seismometer, the main instrument on the InSight mission to Mars.

Community of Ariane Cities revamps website

November 29, 2013
The French non-profit association whose prime mission is to bolster cooperation between cities and industrial organizations involved in the Ariane programme recently rolled out its all-new website.

Comet ISON has probably broken up

November 29, 2013
The comet passed very close to the Sun yesterday and probably did not survive its encounter according to observations by the SOHO satellite.

China set to land Jade Rabbit probe on Moon

November 27, 2013
Beijing plans to land its Moon rover on a previously unexplored region of Earth’s satellite. Launch is scheduled early in December.

Wildlife under close watch at the Guiana Space Centre

October 08, 2013
CNES and ONCFS, the French hunting and wildlife commission, have signed a 3-year research collaboration agreement to study big land mammals at the Guiana Space Centre.

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