?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
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 >>
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...
With the help of the European Space Agency, NASA may attempt a landing on Europa in the late 2020s to search for alien life
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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...
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
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...
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
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
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...
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
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...
The European Space Agency may turn to lowly fishing nets to rid the galaxy of dead satellites and other dangerous debris
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 >>
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 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...
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
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 […]
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