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EU/ESA Space CouncilThe 9th high-level EU/ESA Space Council, with the theme 'Space as an enabler', took place on Tuesday, 28 May, in the Lex Building of the European Commission in Brussels. Brussels. Ministers discussed European Space Policy, strengthening Europe's role as a global actor in the field of space, and highlighted how research and innovation are a driving force for a more competitive European Union.Watch a replay (below) of the press conference that followed the EU/ESA Space Council.
Astronauts and citizens team up against light pollutionFor an astronaut looking out of the International Space Station windows, city lights are brighter than the stars. To tackle light pollution citizen scientists are urged to help map out the problem on their smartphones by identifying images of cities taken from space.1
Slovenia signs Cooperation Agreement with ESAAn agreement on closer cooperation between ESA and Slovenia was signed on 28 May, by René Oosterlinck, ESA Director of Legal Affairs and External Relations, and Mojca Kucler Dolinar, the Slovenian Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology.
Exoplanet and cosmology discoveries awarded Nobel Prize in PhysicsESA congratulates 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, who have been awarded the prestigious prize for the first discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star, and James Peebles, honoured for the theoretical framework of cosmology used to investigate the Universe on its largest scales.17
A new satellite to understand how Earth is losing its coolFollowing a rigorous selection process, ESA has selected a new satellite mission to fill in a critical missing piece of the climate jigsaw. By measuring radiation emitted by Earth into space, FORUM will provide new insight into the planet’s radiation budget and how it is controlled.