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Satellite Eye on Earth: August 2016 - in pictures

Ocean storms, California fires and an ice-free North-west Passage were among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month Composite image of an active Pacific and Atlantic storm season on 30 August 2016,...Show More Summary

Here’s how to watch Rosetta crash-land onto its comet

20 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Some time around 1:20 p.m. European time on Friday, Rosetta will officially end its 12-year mission when the European Space Agency crash-lands it onto the surface of the comet it has been exploring. The mission has been history making, and a thrilling achievement of science and engineering. The probe was launched in March 2004 to track […]

We're about to deliberately crash a $1.5 billion spacecraft into a comet

On September 30, the European Space Agency (ESA) is going to reunite two star-crossed spacecrafts as it crashes its Rosetta space probe into Comet 67P, which it’s been orbiting for about two years. Back in 2014, this tortured love story gripped the world. Show More Summary

Rosetta on the Way to Crash Into a Comet

As the European Space Agency prepares to bring its most ambitious mission to an end, data gathered by the spacecraft will help scientists understand how Earth and other planets formed.

For Rosetta, a Landing and an Ending on a Comet

The spacecraft is to end its two-year examination of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Friday. Here is what the European Space Agency mission found out.

European Space Agency accused of 'having a problem with promoting women'

Rita Schulz says she was ‘shafted’ by management when she was dropped as lead scientist on Rosetta mission six months before its culmination A leading space scientist has accused the European Space Agency of having a “problem with promoting women” that has led to men holding almost every top job at the agency. Continue reading...

3D photo of Martian moon, Phobos

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I was looking at photos of the Phobos monolith and I came across this 3D anaglyph of Phobos taken by the European Space Agency's Mars Express space probe. If you have a pair of red-blue 3D glasses, take a gander. It's incredible! Mars...Show More Summary

ESA releases most accurate map of the Milky Way ever

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Gaia spacecraft in 2013 with the aim of creating the most complete map ever of the Milky Way galaxy and other nearby objects. It began observing […]

Oh, hey, Milky Way: Gaia reveals map of more than 1 billion stars in our galaxy

The Milky Way just got a little more crowded. The European Space Agency’s Gaia spacecraft has mapped more than a billion stars in the galaxy with unprecedented accuracy and detail — and it has already discovered 400 million more previously unknown stars. The stellar trove of 1.142 billion stars,...

Explore the stars with this interactive Star Mapper

Jan Willem Tulp, in collaboration with the European Space Agency, produced the ESA Star Mapper. It shows nearly 60,000 stars in a combination of different scales and projections. Be sure… Tags: Jan Willem Tulp, space

New map of Milky Way contains over a billion stars

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

ESA (the European Space Agency) has released a colossal star catalog detailing the precise positions and brightness of over a billion stellar bodies spread across the Milky Way. Created from data harvested by the agency's Gaia satellite,...Show More Summary

Space telescope shows most detailed map of Milky Way ever

BYLINE: Patrick Jones Gaia is a craft from the European Space Agency which is dedicated to astrometry, and that in turn means it's going to map the heavens. If you're just finding out about the craft guess what, it's a great time to do so because it's published its first map of the milky way. Show More Summary

European Space Agency release highly detailed map of Milky Way – video report

The European Space Agency [ESA] have released the most detailed map of the Milky Way galaxy to date, based on the first delivery of data from the ESA’s Gaia probe, which was launched in 2013. The map represents 1% of the Milky Way’sShow More Summary

Gaia’s map of 1 billion stars is the clearest view of our galaxy

The first data released from the European Space Agency’s star mapping space telescope will transform astronomy forever, expanding our view 1000-fold

Brexit will change UK role in Europe's space programmes: ESA

Britain will stay in the European Space Agency when it leaves the EU, but will have to renegotiate terms to continue participating in certain projects, the ESA said Wednesday.

Astronomers unveil most detailed map of the Milky Way to date

The map, based on observations from the European Space Agency’s Gaia probe, will transform what we know about the galaxy, say scientists Astronomers have unveiled the most detailed map to date of the Milky Way, after charting the positions of more than 1bn stars with stunning precision. Show More Summary

Geologic studies are a big part of upcoming space missions

In the coming decades, the world's largest space agencies all have some rather big plans. Between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), Roscosmos, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), or the China National Space Administration (CNSA), there are plans to return to the moon, crewed missions to Mars, and crewed missions to Near-Earth Objects (NEOs).

Gaia Satellite Maps 1,142 Million Stars in the Milky Way

European Space Agency releases first data from Gaia star mapping mission.

More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA

The Gaia space probe, launched in December 2013, has mapped more than a billion stars in the Milky Way, vastly expanding the inventory of known stars in our galaxy, the European Space Agency said Wednesday. Released to eagerly waiting...Show More Summary

Mapping our galaxy: The Milky Way revealed

The European Space Agency will unveil on Wednesday a three-dimensional map of a billion stars in our galaxy that is 1,000 times more complete than anything existing today.

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