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Space agency wants to grow strawberries and tomatoes on Mars

NASA and the European Space Agency already have countless proposed and tentative plans to further explore Mars and potentially even land humans on the planet within a couple of decades, but they're not the only ones eyeing up the red planet as a location for a possible settlement. Show More Summary

Image: Space station crew sees lots of clouds over Sudan

Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency (ESA) photographed cloudy skies over Sudan during an International Space Station flyover on Oct. 22, 2017.

"Return of the Comet" --Extremely Rare to be Seen From Two Places in Space

It is extremely rare for comets to be seen simultaneously from two different locations in space, and these are the most comprehensive parallel observations of comet 96P yet. The ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA mission SOHO -- short for...        

Return of the comet: 96P spotted by ESA, NASA satellites

The ESA (European Space Agency) and NASA mission SOHO—short for Solar and Heliospheric Observatory—got a visit from an old friend this week when comet 96P entered its field of view on Oct. 25, 2017. The comet entered the lower right corner of SOHO's view, and skirted up and around the right edge before leaving on Oct. Show More Summary

ROSINA spectral measurements bring comet's chemistry to life

Launched March 2004 and following a 10-year journey across the solar system, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe made history in 2014. It became the first spacecraft to orbit the nucleus of a comet—a frozen remnant of the pristine material from which the solar system formed—and later land on its surface. Show More Summary

Rocket debris is a risk to Inuit food security

When the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite into orbit on Oct. 13, it did so despite opposition from Inuit leaders in Canada and Greenland over its potential to contaminate an important Arctic area.

European Satellite Monitors Air Pollution in High-Def

The European Space Agency (ESA) last week launched an advanced air-pollution-monitoring satellite. The 1,800-pound Sentinel-5P was carried into orbit Friday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. Its mission (which it had no choice […] The post European Satellite Monitors Air Pollution in High-Def appeared first on

Australia's getting a space agency—now what?

With an Australian space agency on everyone's mind, we chatted to the European Space Agency's Director General about how we got here, what's next and why space agencies matter.

Extraordinary Kids in Zero Gravity

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

In a collaboration between Les Chevaliers du Ciel (The Knights Of Heaven), the European Space Agency (ESA), and noveSpace (a company that operates a vomit comet), a group of disabled kids got to experience weightlessness, accompanied by ESA astronauts. Show More Summary

Disabled Kids and Adults Experience Floating Like Astronauts in a Joyous Zero Gravity Flight

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The European Space Agency (ESA) teamed up with Novespace and Rêves de Gosse on August 24th, 2017 to allow a group of disabled children and adults to experience what it was like for astronauts to float in space. As part of their “Kid’s Weightless Dreams” flight, they brought five ESA astronauts along with the excited...

Europe set to launch atmosphere-probing satellite

Europe is set to launch a satellite Friday dedicated to monitoring Earth's atmosphere, the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun's radiation, the European Space Agency said.

A display of lights above the storm

In 2015, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andreas Mogensen was onboard the International Space Station (ISS), photographing the tops of thunderstorms from Earth orbit. And he saw something very interesting indeed.

Weightless Wishes

The  Rêves de Gosse association, together with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Novespace, helped to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to experience weightlessness and lunar gravity on aircraft flights.

Biomarker for life found in space for the first time – and that's bad news

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The European Space Agency (ESA) has some good news and bad news for extraterrestrial enthusiasts. The good news is that a molecule thought to be a biomarker for life has been found for the first time in abundance in a comet and around a young star. Show More Summary

Scientists Unexpectedly Find Rosetta's Final Image Of Comet 67P/CG

On September 30, 2015, the Rosetta spacecraft slowly drifted to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov -- Gerasimenko, ending a wildly successful 12-year mission. Scientists from the European Space Agency thought they had recovered all of...Show More Summary

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

Setting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said Thursday as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace.

NASA lunar orbiter spots site of crashed craft on the Moon

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In September 2006, the European Space Agency's first lunar mission, SMART-1, came to an end when the probe was deliberately crashed into the surface of the Moon. The exact location of the craft's final resting place wasn't known, but...Show More Summary

Crash scene investigation reveals resting place of SMART-1 impact

Observations of the moon have revealed the final resting place of the European Space Agency's first lunar mission, SMART-1. The spacecraft was sent into a controlled impact with the lunar surface 11 years ago. Although an impact flash...Show More Summary

Video: Cassini's legacy and the atmospheric chemistry of Titan

The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn, a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, is set to end on Sept. 15.

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