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Harpooning Space Junk Isn't as Crazy as It Sounds

For 10 years, the European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite orbited the Earth every 100 minutes. As it hurtled through space at an altitude of 486 miles, a suite of nine instruments surveilled the planet’s atmosphere, land, sea, and ice caps. Show More Summary

New ideas for humans to survive far from Earth

How can we build a habitat on an ice-covered planet? The Swiss Space Center (SSC) has entered a partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) to prepare ESA_Lab@CH and is inviting students in Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe to share their ideas through a dedicated website.

Spacewatch: engine fuelled by air will enable low-flying class of satellites

Electric thruster sucks in the scarce air molecules at the top of the Earth’s atmosphere, using them as propellant to fight drag The European Space Agency (ESA) has test-fired an engine that opens the path for a novel class of low-flying Earth-orbiting space missions. Show More Summary

Enjoy Valentine's Day from space with a heart-shaped island - CNET

The European Space Agency shows its romantic side with a satellite view of beautiful Netrani, which is shaped like a heart.

'Pillownauts' help future manned missions to Mars

The 3-day bed rest study is being carried out in Nottingham in parallel to a 60-day bed rest study by the European Space Agency at the MEDES facility in Toulouse, France. Bed rest is a tried and tested way to measure the effects of weightlessness...Show More Summary

Celebrating a decade of orbital science with ESA's Columbus Laboratory

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

On this day ten years ago, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Columbus Laboratory was launched into orbit, safely nestled in the mammoth cargo bay of the space shuttle Atlantis. In the decade that has followed its integration with the...Show More Summary

ESA's sideways plan to improve space weather forecasting

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The European Space Agency is working on plans to develop a spacecraft that would provide a "side-view" of the Sun, in hopes of delivering earlier warnings of potentially damaging space weather events. This will be a first in scientific...Show More Summary

Theory, observation, and the strange truth about colliding stellar winds

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Stellar winds thrown out by massive stars behave in surprising ways, according to observations made with the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton observatory. The colliding winds of large stars actually become brighter, and emit more X-rays, as the matter emitted after a stellar event subsides – contrary to expectations. Show More Summary

European-Russian space mission steps up the search for life on Mars

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) In 2013, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos -- the Russian governmental body responsible for space research -- agreed to cooperate on ExoMars, the first joint interplanetary mission between ESA and Russia. Show More Summary

European-Russian space mission steps up the search for life on Mars

In 2013, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos—the Russian governmental body responsible for space research—agreed to cooperate on ExoMars, the first joint interplanetary mission between ESA and Russia. This project now involves scientists...Show More Summary

Image: Hubble's Cartwheel Galaxy

This is an image of the Cartwheel Galaxy taken with the NASA/ESA (European Space Agency) Hubble Space Telescope.

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite

BERLIN (AP) — China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms. The European Space Agency says it has teamed up with China's National Space Center to conduct ground...Show More Summary

Europe's space agency braces for Brexit fallout

The European Space Agency (ESA) is drawing up contingency plans for projects, commercial deals, and staffing that may be adversely affected by Brexit, senior officials said Wednesday.

NASA photo: Largest galaxy cluster ever discovered is nicknamed ‘El Gordo’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A NASA and the European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope photo features the largest galaxy cluster ever discovered. It is so large that it weighs in at three million billion suns. The massive galaxy—nicknamed “El Gordo,” which means “the fat one” in Spanish—had...

Today's Top Space Headline --Put Telescopes on the Far Side of the Moon --"Our Best Chance to Glimpse the Beginnings of the Universe"

Plans to return to the Moon are getting serious. Last month, US President Donald Trump declared that the next time US astronauts blast off, they will be headed to our rocky satellite. In September, the European Space Agency made its...        

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Take a look at what's coming up for the European Space Agency this year

NASA decks the space halls with a Hubble nebula - CNET

3 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

NASA and the European Space Agency share a Hubble image of a bright bauble of a nebula just in time to celebrate the holiday season.

Clever Brand Identity For European Space Agency

3 months agoArts / Graphic Design : Abduzeedo

Clever Brand Identity For European Space Agency abduzeedo Dec 18, 2017 Tata&Friends Studio shared an super smart and elegant brand identity project on their Behance profile for the European Space Agency, or ESA. Rethink cESA is the European Space Agency and its mission is to shape the development of space exploration. Show More Summary

Epic Mars portrait turns the planet on its head - CNET

3 months agoTechnology : CNET: News

Take a fresh look at Mars with a European Space Agency image that brings the planet into rare focus.

Graphene in zero G promises success in space

(Graphene Flagship) In a successful collaboration between the Graphene Flagship and the European Space Agency, experiments testing graphene for two different space-related applications have shown extremely promising results. Based on these results, the Flagship are continuing to develop graphene devices for use in space.

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