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What's Making This Blob of Dark Matter Slow Down?

?Recent observations made by the Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Agency’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed something unexpected: the mass distributions within and around four distant colliding galaxies are not as they should be. Show More Summary

Rosetta’s comet is ‘remarkably non-magnetic’

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the object that the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter is currently studying, doesn't seem to have any magnetic activity. That suggests that magnetic pull wasn't an important factor in the formation of our solar system's comets and planets. The findings were published Tuesday in Science.Read full article >>

The European Space Agency Is Being Littered With Pacman-Style Art

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Stroll around the European Space Agency's operations center in Darmstadt, Germany, and you'll see more than rocket science. Appearing on the sides of buildings is a series of artworks inspired by 80s arcade games. Read more...

NASA Invites ESA to Attempt Europa Landing

With the help of the European Space Agency, NASA may attempt a landing on Europa in the late 2020s to search for alien life

Images From the European Space Agency’s Earth-Observing Satellite Project

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If You Think Your Job is Stressful, Listen to the Man Who Landed a Spacecraft on a Comet: VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Back in August the world watched in wonder as the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft made the first-ever rendezvous with a comet after an extraordinary mission which saw the probe go into and be taken out of hibernation. At this...

Comet dust sends Rosetta into safe mode

Modern deep space probes may be among the most sophisticated pieces of hardware the 21st century can produce, but that doesn't mean they aren't susceptible to the age-old problem of dust. The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta space probe was thrown into safe mode recently when it was unable to take a simple star fix due to comet dust... Show More Summary

Awesome photos from Europe's biggest solar eclipse

Umbraphiles in the UK saw the biggest solar eclipse in 16 years, but the European Space Agency beat the clouds and got a spectacular view from space...

Beagle 2, Lost on Mars a Decade Ago, Has Been Found

In late December 2003, the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft entered orbit around the red planet. Part of the mission was to send a lander, the Beagle 2, down to the surface to study the geology and other conditions at a site where water was known to have existed long ago. Things didn’t go as planned. Show More Summary

How ion thruster technology will power future NASA missions

For its crazy 2020 asteroid capture mission and other projects, NASA is developing next-gen "Hall effect thrusters" to corral an asteroid and put it into the moon's orbit. At the same time, the European Space Agency (ESA) is trying to improve its own Hall thrusters to power future missions. Show More Summary

Super Typhoon Maysak Looks Terrifying From Space

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has just posted these five shots of typhoon Maysak, taken from aboard the International Space Station. Maysak is a very strong category 4 super typhoon, which has weakened only 1 category since Monday. Read more...

The European Space Agency Is Testing Giant Fishing Nets To Clean Up Space Junk

Sometimes old, simple technology can be the best option for a high-tech joblike using a giant fishing net to capture space junk and remove it from Earths orbit. The European Space Agency is in the early stages of planning a clean-upShow More Summary

Last Week's Solar Eclipse As Seen From Space

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The European Space Agency's PROBA-2 minisatellite caught the March 20th solar eclipse, with the ESA creating a time-lapse video of its images. See the full video below, and images of it from the ISS. Read more...

Cleaning up space with giant fishing nets

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The European Space Agency may turn to lowly fishing nets to rid the galaxy of dead satellites and other dangerous debris

No word from the Philae lander until April at the earliest, Rosetta scientists say

3 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

It's been months now since the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, currently orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, dropped its little lander Philae onto the surface and made history. Just days after its bumpy landing -- the first controlled landing of any manmade object on a comet -- Philae disappeared.Read full article >>

Green Europe

This may be a little early for St. Patrick’s Day, but that’s OK: Europe isn’t really going green. At least, not this green. This astonishing image is from the European Space Agency Proba-V satellite, a small Earth-observing sat that monitors vegetation (that’s what the V is for in its name!) across the entire planet. Show More Summary

The Bright Radar Reflections of London

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The bright lights of London have always drawn wide-eyed, enthusiastic youngsters seeking fame and fortune. But in this image from the European Space Agency, the city shows up with bright radar reflections instead. Read more...

First attempt to wake up Philae lander unsuccessful

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The European Space Agency (ESA) has temporarily suspended its attempt to reestablish contact with its Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. For eight days, the agency’s Rosetta probe unsuccessfully beamed a wake up signal to the hibernating lander, which has been silent since its batteries were exhausted in November... Show More Summary

The PROBA2 Satellite Captures Extreme Ultraviolet Images of a Total Solar Eclipse

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

PROBA2, a mini-satellite operated by the European Space Agency, recorded today’s total solar eclipse from its vantage point in low earth orbit. The images were captured by the satellite’s SWAP imager, an instrument for recording extreme ultraviolet images of the sun. The total solar eclipse was also pretty impressive as seen from earth. image via […]

Today's Solar Eclipse From Space

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Grey skies blotted out today's solar eclipse for many Europeans who were in the right place to observe it, but the European Space Agency has provided a brief time-lapse from its Proba-2 satellite. Today's eclipse is especially rare as it took place on the vernal equinox during a "supermoon." And that means the end times have begun, of course. Show More Summary

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