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WFIRST will use the gravitational microlensing method

– News of October 13, 2019 – The gravitational lens effect was predicted by Albert Einstein in 1936. When two massive objects, for example two stars, are perfectly aligned with an observer, the object in the middle, called the lens, will act as a magnifying glass on the light emitted by the farthest, called the…
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PLD Space

PLD Space multiplies partnerships to develop itself

– News of October 13, 2019 – PLD Space is one of the first companies of the european “New Space”. It was founded in 2011 in Spain. PLD Space is currently working on the development of two space rockets, a suborbital rocket called MIURA 1 and another space rocket that has to be able to…
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hayabusa 2

Hayabusa 2 performs one of its last missions on Ryugu

– News of October 8, 2019 – Hayabusa 2 is completing its exploration of the asteroid Ryugu. The Japanese space probe dropped on September 28, 2019 the last of its rovers. MINERVA 2, the little octogonal robot, will reach its target on October 8, 2019. There is some suspense in this descent because the JAXA…
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enceladus

On Enceladus, organic compounds necessary for life

– News of October 8, 2019 – Between 2004 and 2017, the American spacecraft Cassini studied for the first time the Saturnian system from orbit. This prolonged mission made it possible to place a lander on Titan, to measure the rotation of Saturn or to show the amazing features of a tiny moon, Enceladus. With…
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how to learn stargazing

How to contribute to citizen science projects from your computer

Want to help astrophysicists? Here’s how to contribute to citizen science projects. Many believe that you have to be a qualified scientist to study the data of our universe. This data is recovered by space probes which fly through the solar system, by rovers which explore other worlds, or by by ground telescopes which scan…
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juno space probe

The Juno space probe escapes from the jovian night

– News of October 8, 2019 – The Juno space probe has just made a very long propulsive phase so as not to succumb to the shadow of Jupiter. It takes almost 12 hours to cross the Jovian night at orbital speed. 12 hours without sun is very long for a space probe that is…
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how to learn stargazing

How To Measure Distances In The Sky

Measure great distances in the sky with your hand ! Image courtesy of ABC Science 1° Extend your arm and point your little finger. You can measure the distance and the apparent size of an object equivalent to 1° 5° If you extend your arm and raise three fingers, you can measure a distance between…
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Introduction To Astronomy

Hi Space Lover ! If you ever wanted to explore the night sky but did not know where to start, you’ll love this Astronomy guide. Above our heads is a cavern overflowing with astronomical treasures and covering almost the entire 20,000 square degrees that make up the night sky. Behind a black coat spotted with…
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Ariane 6 european launcher

The development of Ariane 6 continues

– News of 1st October 2019 – Ariane 6, the new launcher of Arianespace, continues the tests for its first flight scheduled for next year. The Vulcain 2.1 engine, which is to propel the first stage of the launcher, has just finished its qualification tests after two static firing campaigns that have been spread over…
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mars 2020

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission : all you need to know and news

The drone has been integrated into the Mars 2020 mission rover – News of September 29, 2019 – With less than a year to go until the next launch window towards the planet Mars, the preparation for the March 2020 mission is progressing fast. As a reminder, this is a rover that largely incorporates the…
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supermassive black hole

All about supermassive black holes and news

More details on the strong activity of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* – News of September 29, 2019 – Sagittarius A*, the central black hole of the Milky Way, is usually quite calm, at least for a black hole of several million solar masses. It has been under regular surveillance for a quarter of…
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planet venus

All about Venus and news

A new simulation suggests that Venus has had favorable conditions for life during a long time – News of September 24, 2019 – Venus, our closest neighbor, is often referred to as the twin sister of the Earth. Venus has a diameter and mass very close to those of our planet, but there is not…
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jonathan gonton

Jonathan Gonton, founder and webmaster of From Space With Love

Hello Space Lover ! My name is Jonathan Gonton, I am the founder, webmaster and animator of fromspacewithlove.com. I created this website to share my fascination for space, and to democratize access to information and people related to space. I have two children and I hope that, like me and everyone who follows From Space…
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habitable exoplanets

Habitable exoplanets : all you need to know and news

Water vapor detected on K2-18b, a habitable exoplanet ? – News of September 17, 2019 – Of the 4000 planets discovered outside the solar system, the vast majority are completely hostile to life. Whether they are too massive, too close or too far from their star, it is hard to imagine how liquid water and…
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space cities

Space cities : all you need to know and news

Apogeios, the space city concept built with lunar materials – News of September 15, 2019 – Apogeios is a space city concept imagined by Olivier Boisard and Pierre Marx. Their approach is interesting in more than one way. Not only did they envision a functional architecture but they also thought about how their project could…
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solar sail

Solar sails : all you need to know and news

Millions of solar sails to bring down the temperature on Earth ? – News of September 15, 2019 – Imagine that in a few decades or perhaps a hundred years, global warming makes the Earth almost unbearable. Humanity is unable to recapture all the carbon emitted during centuries of industrialization. We can then imagine that…
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how to learn stargazing

How to see Saturn with a telescope

With the naked eye, you can easily confuse Mars with Saturn. However, when you point a telescope at it, you immediately see the difference. This planet, which is often the favorite of all astronomers, has a magnificent characteristic. Its superb rings light up the faces of novice planet hunters. It’s really surprising. The rings gradually…
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thomas appéré interview

Meet Thomas Appéré, expert in processing panoramas from space

Hi Space Lovers ! Today we are with Thomas Appéré, PhD in Planetary Science, Physics teacher, and image processing expert. He processes images from space, especially from Mars, to make awesome panoramas and 360° pictures so that you can enjoy Mars as if you were there. Thomas answers our questions about its time-consuming but fascinating…
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Stargazing from January to February

To start the New Year off right, here is our selection of celestial objects to observe in the night sky of January and February, fascinating open clusters or magnificent nebulae. Click on your location: Northern hemisphere | Southern hemisphere Northern hemisphere Star map from January to February in the Northern hemisphere 1) Messier 67 open…
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How to use the Big Dipper in astronomy

Let’s take a look at the Big Dipper, one of the easiest patterns to recognize in the northern hemisphere sky. It is indeed identifiable by its bowl shape formed by four stars, connected to its handle which contains three more stars. This group of stars has always been easy to recognize from time immemorial and…
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chandrayaan indian lunar exploration program

Chandrayaan, the Indian lunar exploration program | News

ISRO has lost contact with the lander of the Chandrayaan-2 mission – News of September 10, 2019 – Last July, the Indian spacecraft Chandrayaan-2 took off for the Moon. It was taking with it a lander called Vikram and a little rover named Pragyan. After a travel of a few weeks to the orbit of…
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vega

All about the Vega space rocket and news

The commission of inquiry found the anomaly responsible for the Vega launcher incident – News of September 10, 2019 – On 11 July, an ESA’s Vega rocket was lost during the launch of a United Arab Emirates satellite. The commission of inquiry has now reached an official conclusion that allows us to shed light on…
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spacex

SpaceX news

What SpaceX-related news are you looking for ? Starship Falcon Heavy Falcon 9 Crew Dragon Starlink Company SpaceX will devote many more launches to smallsats than previously announced – News of September 3, 2019 – SpaceX seems to want to refine its offer for smallsats. We now know more since the company’s website has been…
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space robots

All about space robots and space robotics, and news

The Skybot F-850 robot has arrived in the international space station – News of September 3, 2019 – Last Tuesday, after a few adventures, a Soyuz spacecraft docked at the International Space Station. Russia usually uses its Soyuz spaceships to take cosmonauts, while the Progress spaceships take care of the freighter. But in this Soyuz,…
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how to learn stargazing

Stargazing from November to December

Whether you use your eyes, binoculars or a telescope, there is a lot to see at the end of the year. Click on your location: Northern hemisphere | Southern hemisphere Northern hemisphere Star map from November to December in the Northern hemisphere 1) NGC 663 Observation hours: all night. This young star cluster of a…
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sofia telescope plane

SOFIA telescope plane : all you need to know and news

The SOFIA telescope plane observes space at 12 km altitude – News of September 1, 2019 – When astronomical observations are made, we have to deal with the Earth’s atmosphere, which disturbs the light and absorbs part of the electromagnetic spectrum, especially in the infrared. We can choose to overcome this by placing an observatory…
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martian base home

Martian base, Martian home : all you need to know and news

AI SpaceFactory wins $500,000 thanks to its 3D printed martian home – News of September 1, 2019 – The works of AI SpaceFactory are very interesting concerning the 3D printing of buildings on the Martian surface. They were awarded a US $500,000 prize by the US Space Agency after creating a one-third scale Martian base…
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terraforming

Terraforming : all you need to know and news

Focus on terraforming planets (Mars, Venus …) On August 15, 2019, Elon Musk tweeted a strange idea : atomize the planet Mars, not as an act of war but as an attempt at terraforming. According to the SpaceX leader, exploding nuclear bombs above the Martian polar ice caps would release large amounts of carbon dioxide…
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How to see the Milky Way with a telescope or binoculars?

Discover and observe some of the most beautiful celestial objects in the Milky Way   Welcome to the Milky Way ! Our solar system is a part of it, but how many times have you gone outside to observe and explore it ? Just like a big city, our galaxy is full of emblematic monuments,…
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supernova

All about supernovas and news

SN2016iet, a supernova like no other – News of August 27, 2019 – The core of the stars is the place of a perpetual struggle between the radiative pressure of the thermonuclear reactions that grow outwards and the gravity that seeks to bring everything back to the center of the star. The equilibrium point is…
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