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NASA Program To Divert Asteroid From Earth's Path

NASA and the European Space Agency are joining forces with other institutions to launch a program that will test their ability to pull off a major task: Prevent asteroids from hitting Earth.  Asteroids have been crashing into the Earth for...Show More Summary

These creepy photos of the International Space Station at night will remind you of Alien

While his five colleagues were sleeping, astronaut Alexander Gerst photographed the International Space Station (ISS) at night — and ended up with this enchanting series of images. Gerst, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut from Germany, took the photos during a six-month mission last year that ended in November. Show More Summary

Rosetta’s Comet Merged From Two Separate Objects

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft sent back the first images of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, scientists were surprised by how much it looked like a rubber ducky. A new analysis finally explains how this comet acquired its distinctive shape. Read more...

New study reveals how Rosetta’s comet got its ‘rubber ducky’ shape

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Comet 67P/Churyumov—Gerasimenko, the object currently being orbited by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, has a pretty funky shape. It's often compared to a rubber duck: It has two lobes, one forming a large "body" and the other forming a smaller "head," that are connected by a "neck".Read full article >>

The Mississippi Swampland Like You've Never Seen It Before

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The banks of the Mississippi are usually lush and green — but in this image, captured by the European Space Agency’ Sentinel-2A, radar imaging shows vegetation in bright red. There’s a lot of vegetation. Read more...

Pretty Picture: A Sweeping View of the Martian South Pole

The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft captured a sweeping view of Mars' south pole, along with a region extending northward to Hellas Basin.

Get Lost In The Swirling Green Seas Of A Massive Algae Bloom

The image above, “Eye of an Algal Storm” was captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A satellite over the middle of the Baltic Sea on 7 August. With a spatial resolution of just 10 metres, ripples and waves are captured in stunning detail. Show More Summary

UFO Photographed By Rosetta Probe Flying From Comet 67P — Space Agency Describes Object As Boulder

A UFO seems to appear in an Comet 67P image released by the European Space Agency last month, appearing to to take off from the surface of the comet and shoot directly out into space — at least according to one prominent online UFO researcher who posted a video on Thursday explaining why he believes... Show More Summary

What Is a Gravitational Wave Detector, and Why Do We Want to Send One to Space?

By the end of this year, the European Space Agency will launch a demonstration mission that could lead to a whole new way for astrophysicists to observe the Universe. The mission, called “LISA Pathfinder,” will test new technology to detect gravitational waves in space. Gravitational waves are ripples in spacetime. Show More Summary

A guided tour of the International Space Station

The European Space Agency has added a “street view” of the space station to their website. Web Science space station interactive map street view

ICYMI: X-ray pill, space-controlled earth rover and more

Today on In Case You Missed It: A new X-ray pill to check for colon cancer is about to enter human trials in the EU and colons everywhere are probably grateful. The European Space Agency is going to control a rover on earth via astronaut on the International Space Station. And a hobbyist crafted a drone that can lift a human for a good 10 minutes. Comments Tags: video

Explore the International Space Station (Toilets and All) With This Interactive Map 

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Before the end of her record-setting stint on the International Space Station, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took a number photos of each module of the ISS, which the European Space Agency has stitched together into an awesome interactive tour. Read more...

ESA Chief Warns Not to Politicize Partnership With Russian Space Program

The ongoing crisis in ties between Russia and the West should not tarnish their cooperation when it comes to space exploration, according to Johann-Dietrich Wörner, head of the European Space Agency (ESA).

ISS Astronaut May Join Trek Fan Film

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

International Space Station astronaut Samantha Cristoferetti may be joining the cast of Star Trek: Axanar. Cristoferetti was the European Space Agency astronaut...

Iceberg big enough to cover Manhattan breaks off from Greenland glacier

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The European Space Agency has spotted one of the biggest icebergs ever seen, The Register reported Monday. The iceberg was estimated to be nearly 5 square miles in size, which could cover Manhattan by a layer of ice about 300 meters thick. The iceberg emerged as a result of a calving event that...

This Is What The Center Of Our Galaxy Looks Like

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

This new, unprecedented image of the Milky Way shows that our galaxy's core is a pretty tumultuous place. The compiled image of photos taken by the European Space Agency's x-ray satellite XMM-Newton (above) spans 1,000 light-years in the center of the galaxy, and shows dying stars, powerful winds, hot gas and, most notably, a supermassive black hole. Show More Summary

Astronauts Will Test a New Way to Recycle Urine and Sweat into Drinking Water

The kit Morgensen will take to the ISS. Image: Aquaporin Space Alliance Water is critical for astronauts up in space, but as it weighs so much, getting it up there is pretty costly. A European Space Agency blog post explains that the...Show More Summary

Comet 67P and Rosetta make their closest pass of the Sun

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

On Thursday at 02:03 GMT, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta orbiter reached their closest point (known as perihelion) to the Sun, coming within 186 million km (115 million mi) of our parent star. Show More Summary

Rosetta sees sparks as comet 67P reaches closest approach to sun

The European Space Agency's comet team are celebrating perihelion, the day when comet 67P swings around the sun, taking Rosetta along for the ride

Rosetta’s comet just made its closest pass of the sun

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Comet 67P/Churyumov—Gerasimenko has seen the light! The comet and its orbiter — the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft — made their closest approach to the sun around 10 p.m. eastern on Wednesday night.Read full article >>

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