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Migration

James Poskett recently published a book on migration co-edited with Johannes Knolle (Imperial). The book brings together eight leading scholars across the arts, humanities, and sciences to help tackle one of the most important topics of our time. What is migration? How has it changed the world? And how will it shape the future? A common thread of the chapters is that migration is the norm rather than the exception in human and animal life. The book arises from the 2018 Darwin College Lectures, held at the University of Cambridge. Poskett is a member of the Global History and Culture Centre and the History of Science and Technology Hub, both based in the History department.

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Planetary Protection: what we still haven't learnt from the moon
Catriona McDonald: Habitability in the Universe

In the early years of the Cold War and the Space Race, the scientific community began to raise concerns that in the rush to be the first nation to reach certain milestones, irrevocable damage could be done to the Solar System.

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Mapping the dangers of the space environment

A team led by James Blake, a PhD Student in the Warwick Astronomy and Astrophysics Group, has recently published findings from a survey of the geosynchronous (GSO) region carried out with Isaac Newton Telescope (INT) in La Palma, Canary Islands. The GSO region is a collection of near-circular orbits located roughly 36,000 kilometres above the Equator, where satellites match the period of the Earth’s rotation. This unique property allows for GSO satellites to remain near-fixed in an observer’s sky, making them incredibly useful for telecommunications, navigation and weather monitoring.