Huge ice caps and seething volcanoes collide in Iceland. If that already sounds spectacular, then stunning pictures from the European Space Agency's satellites will make it look even more impressive from space.
Europe has launched a rocket from French Guyana to put a satellite into orbit designed to track global winds. The satellite is designed to enable improved weather forecasting and aid disaster relief operations.
"Why build one when you can have two at twice the price?" So goes the famous line (and government potshot) in the sci-fi film "Contact." But sometimes, having two of something in space is far, far better than one.
US President Donald Trump's plan for a Space Force will not change the way we explore beyond our planet. The development of civilian space travel has always been linked to the military, says DW’s Fabian Schmidt.
Climate change is a global threat. So where to get the best perspective on the problem? Space! Scientists are monitoring Earth with satellites and running experiments in zero gravity to help save our fragile planet.
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