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Spain arrests Swedish citizen on Peru's behalf.

Spanish authorities have confiscated the passport of a Swedish citizen on the island of Gran Canaria.

- The Local - SE

Rocky super-earth found in habitable zone of small red star.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain Apr 25, 2017 One of the most successful techniques presently in use for detecting expolantes is the search for transits. Similar to the way the Moon cuts off the light of the Sun during an eclipse, a transit is produced when a planet orbiting a distant star cuts off a small fraction of its ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Weird, hairy microbes discovered on volcano soon after eruption.

Mysterious mats of bacteria, dubbed Venus's hair, have been found thriving on a volcano near the Canary Islands after it erupted and wiped out other living things

- NewScientist - US

Ferry crashes into sea wall on Canary Islands.

Spanish authorities say the boat lost electrical power, and 13 passengers were hurt.         

- USA TODAY - US

Spain's Canary Islands battle slick after ferry accident.

Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier.

- The Local - ES

Tenerife unknown.

Who knew Tenerife's night skies were so magical?

- Matador Network - US

Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident.

Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier.

- PhysOrg - NL

Canary Islands battles oil slick after ferry crashes into underwater pipes.

Emergency teams in the Canary Islands raced to contain a three-kilometer oil slick caused by a ferry crashing into underwater fuel pipes, the regional government said in a statement.

- Global News - CA

Five people have been taken to hospital after a spectacular ferry crash on the.

Five people have been taken to hospital after a ferry crash on the holiday island of Gran Canaria.The ferry crashed into a pier after suffering a technical fault that caused a power cut lasting just two minutes, according to operating...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Watch: Ferry crashes into harbour wall in Gran Canaria, Spain.

Incredible footage has emerged of a car ferry, with 140 passengers on board, hitting a harbour wall on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

- Stuff - NZ

Ferry crash in Canary Islands leaves oil spill in its wake.

A ferry carrying 140 passengers has crashed into a pier on the main island of Gran Canaria, prompting an oil spill. But local authorities said emergency response teams tackled the spill "in record time."

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Canary Islands battles two-mile oil slick after ferry crash

MADRID - Emergency teams in the Canary Islands raced on Saturday to contain a three-kilometer oil slick caused by a ferry crashing into underwater fuel pipes, the regional government said in a statement.

- Reuters - US

Spain: 13 injured as ferry slams into port in Canary Islands

MADRID " Thirteen ferry passengers were injured when the boat slammed into a breakwater in a port on the Canary Islands, Spanish authorities said Saturday.Manolo Vidal, spokesman for Naviera Armas, the company that owns the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Spain: 13 injured as ferry slams into port in Canary Islands

MADRID " Spanish authorities say 13 passengers aboard a ferry have been injured when the boat slammed into a breakwater in a port on the Canary Islands.Manolo Vidal, spokesman for Naviera Armas, the company that owns the ferry,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Watch: Ferry crashes into harbour wall in Gran Canaria, Spain

Incredible footage has emerged of a car ferry, with 140 passengers on board, hitting into a harbour wall on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

- Stuff - NZ

Watch Live @ 7 pm ET: Slooh Webcast of Giant Asteroid's Earth Flyby

The Slooh Community Observatory use its telescope in the Canary Islands to track a massive asteroid as it makes a close pass by Earth. Watch a live webcast of the event here on Space.com.

- Space.com - US

Eye on debris

Operations image of the week: ESA's telescope on Tenerife is one of the world's top-ranked instruments used for debris research

- ESA - FR

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