Science

Today is your Last Chance to see the Transit of Venus Until 2117

Today Venus will cross the face of the sun – as seen from Earth beginning at 6:09 PM EDT. These transits are rare – they occur in pairs and only every century or so. The last transit was in 2004. So today is your last chance to see the transit of Venus until 2117. Events will occur across the country. We will broadcast live the …

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Barenaked Ladies Ed Robertson and Astronaut Chris Hadfield to Premier Song in Space

Sharing the adventure of being an astronaut, exploring space and conveying the work he does in space is nothing new to Chris Hadfield. But with the opportunity to spend six months on the International Space Station allows him to expand what he’ll do with his time to include some recreational activities. And if that includes doing something no one has dome before on his spare …

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Canada's RADARSAT-1 to Fill in as ESA's Envisat Service Interrupted

The European Space Agency (ESA) lost contact this week with one of their key earth observation satellites, Envisat, which over its lifespan has provided data to more than 4000 projects in 70 countries. Under a provision with the Canadian Space Agency as part of the Canada – European Space Agency Cooperation Agreement, Canada will provide data from the RADARSAT-1 satellite to fill in the gap …

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Earth from Space: Historical View of West Africa

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the thirteenth edition we look at an image of West Africa’s coast along the Atlantic Ocean, pictured in the first image from Envisat’s MERIS instrument nearly a decade ago.

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