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BBC Science Correspondent

EU satellite gears up for data flood

bbc.co.uk — Europe's Sentinel-2a satellite is on course to go into full operation in early or mid-October. The spacecraft, which takes visible and infrared pictures of the Earth, was launched in June and is now undergoing a period of commissioning. The observer is the second dedicated mission to fly in the European Union's Copernicus programme.
Jul 28, 2015

EU satellite gears up for data flood. Sentinel-2a's pictures look very smart. bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

New Horizons: Pluto may have 'nitrogen glaciers'

bbc.co.uk — Pluto would appear to have glaciers of nitrogen ice, the latest pictures from the New Horizons probe suggest. Scientists believe they see evidence of surface material having flowed around mountains and even ponding in craters. The activity is certainly recent, they say, and may even be current.

New Horizons: More Pluto pictures set for release

bbc.co.uk — The American space agency will release more pictures later from the New Horizons flyby of Pluto. Scientists promise to show further close-ups of the dwarf planet, and talk about some of the other types of data acquired during Tuesday's close pass.
Jul 17, 2015

Latest bizarre discoveries on Pluto - excellent explanations from @BBCAmos and @Rebeccamorelle bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

New Horizons: World awaits historic Pluto close-ups

bbc.co.uk — Scientists will shortly present a first look at pictures acquired by the New Horizons probe during its historic flyby of Pluto. The spacecraft sped past the dwarf planet on Tuesday, grabbing a huge volume of data. In an initial communication with Earth, it confirmed that the pass, which went to within 12,500km of the surface, was conducted without incident.
Jul 15, 2015

New Horizons: Nasa releases historic Pluto close-up images bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

Jul 15, 2015

New Horizons: Nasa releases historic Pluto close-up images bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

Jul 15, 2015

New Horizons: Nasa releases historic Pluto close-up images bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

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Solar Impulse grounded until 2016

bbc.co.uk — The Swiss team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world has abandoned its effort for this year. Its Solar Impulse vehicle's batteries were damaged on the last leg of the journey from Japan to Hawaii and will take several months to repair.
Jul 15, 2015

RT @BBCWorld: .@solarimpulse completed 7,200km but now it needs new batteries & won't fly until 2016 bbc.in/1K7dNxU http://t.co/xnP…

Jul 15, 2015

RT @BBCWorld: .@solarimpulse completed 7,200km but now it needs new batteries & won't fly until 2016 bbc.in/1K7dNxU http://t.co/xnP…

Jul 15, 2015

RT @BBCWorld: .@solarimpulse completed 7,200km but now it needs new batteries & won't fly until 2016 bbc.in/1K7dNxU http://t.co/xnP…

Jul 15, 2015

RT @BBCWorld: .@solarimpulse completed 7,200km but now it needs new batteries & won't fly until 2016 bbc.in/1K7dNxU http://t.co/xnP…

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New Horizons: Tension mounts over Pluto signal

bbc.co.uk — Tension is mounting as scientists await confirmation that a flyby of Pluto by the New Horizons probe was successful. The spacecraft turned its antenna away from Earth during Tuesday's flyby to gather data on its target. It is expected to call home at 01:53 BST on Wednesday; controllers should be able to quickly tell whether the flyby sequence worked properly or not.
Jul 14, 2015

Tension mounts over Pluto signal - did @NewHorizons2015 survive the flypast? We're getting close to the key moment bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

New Horizons: Probe sends detailed view of Pluto

bbc.co.uk — Nasa's New Horizons probe has returned the most detailed image of Pluto yet. The image was released as the spacecraft begins the most intense period of its encounter with Pluto. The probe is set to hurtle past the dwarf world on Tuesday, grabbing a mass of pictures and other science data; Nasa says it remains in great shape.
Jul 14, 2015

RT @BBCBreaking: Nasa's New Horizons probe returns most detailed image of #Pluto yet bbc.in/1HZEvIr #PlutoFlyby pic.twitter.com/OEACLOPGQF

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New Horizons: Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment Nasa's New Horizons probe has returned the most detailed image of Pluto yet. The image was released as the spacecraft begins the most intense period of its encounter with Pluto. The probe is set to hurtle past the dwarf world on Tuesday, grabbing a mass of pictures and other science data; Nasa says it remains in great shape.
Jul 14, 2015

Pluto as you've never seen it before - with its weird pale heart shape #PlutoFlyby bbc.com/news/science-e…

Jul 14, 2015

It's space day. Can't wait to see the photos tomorrow - New Horizons: Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto | ow.ly/PAUQq via @bbc

Jul 14, 2015

BBC News - New Horizons: Nasa spacecraft speeds past Pluto bbc.com/news/science-e…

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New Horizons: Pluto probe enters key flyby phase

bbc.com — From the section Science & Environment Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has begun the most intense period of its encounter with Pluto. The probe is set to hurtle past the dwarf world on Tuesday, grabbing a mass of pictures and other science data.
Jul 14, 2015

This is it: after nine and half years, the #PlutoFlypast is just two hours away bbc.com/news/science-e… @BBCAmos on a long anxious wait

New Horizons: Pluto probe enters key flyby phase

bbc.co.uk — Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has begun the most intense period of its encounter with Pluto. The probe is set to hurtle past the dwarf world on Tuesday, grabbing a mass of pictures and other science data. Controllers got a last health status report, before the robotic craft turned its antenna away from the Earth to concentrate on its target.
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Jul 28, 2015

EU satellite gears up for data flood. Sentinel-2a's pictures look very smart. bbc.co.uk/news/science-e…

Jul 26, 2015

@craig_young1 If that extra purpose was not there, then I'd agree - what's the point? Been there, done that.

Jul 26, 2015

@craig_young1 Projects like Bloodhound and Solar Impulse are not just "vehicles" in the simplest sense. Their real purpose goes beyond that.

Jul 26, 2015

@craig_young1 Listen to the boss of Castle Engineering bbc.co.uk/news/science-e… His is a story I hear over and over again.

Jul 26, 2015

@craig_young1 Don't ask me; ask all the UK firms involved and they'll give you the same answer: it's having a mini 'Apollo effect' for them.

Jul 25, 2015

A riveting 'tail': The mechanical build of the world's first 1,000mph car is nearing its end. bbc.co.uk/news/science-e… pic.twitter.com/Xs2Et3nqa8

Jul 25, 2015

@LizNeeley but you've got webbed toes from living in Seattle. Sorry, I'm going to miss you when you get to Blighty ;-(

Jul 24, 2015

@DavidBflower You're right, David. Double counting my fingers again.

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