NASA is planning a real life “fantastic voyage” to Titan’s Oceans

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NASA used last weeks Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium to announce plans for a submarine to probe the freezing liquid methane and ethane oceans of Saturn’s moon Titan. The blueprints for the 6-foot-longsub (below) show it will be able to control its depth using a ballast system...

EU’s ‘Sentinel’ climate and ocean-monitoring satellite launches

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Sentinel-3A, the third satellite in the European Copernicus programme, has launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia. The satellite will provide the UK and other European countries with important information about Earth’s oceans, being able to detect changes in the height, temperature and levels of pollution of water...

First gas extracted by Total from gas field west of Shetland

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The first gas field west of Shetland has begun production, being operated by French energy company Total. The Laggan-Tomore field, in deep and challenging offshore waters which are nearer to the Atlantic Ocean than the North Sea, will produce the gas equivalent of 90,000 barrels of oil a...