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Hubble spies an irregular galaxy far, far away

5 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Nearly 30 million light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Virgo, lies an irregular galaxy named IC 3583. On Friday, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) released an image of the galaxy captured by the Hubble Space Telescope — one that reveals that despite its lack of any...

Crashed Mars Rover Be Damned: ESA Member States Commit $14.7 Billion To Space Funding

Sending complex pieces of machinery to faraway celestial objects? Not an easy thing. The European Space Agency is well aware of what can go wrong, especially after the demise of Schiaparelli lander when it stacked into Mars earlier this year. No sweat, says the ESA, which will continue on with its ExoMars 2020 mission... flush with cash. More »      

Moon village concept attracts worldwide support

European Space Agency says proposals for permanent lunar outpost have generated international interest Futuristic plans for a moon village proposed by the European Space Agency are winning support from around the world. The idea is to set up a permanent human outpost on the moon that will be a base for science, business, mining and even tourism. Show More Summary

Fly Over Martian Chasms and Craters Through ExoMars Orbiter's Lens | Video

The first images from the European Space Agency mission's Color and Stereo Surface Imaging System (CaSSIS) have been stitched together to show parts of Mars' Arisa Chasmata, Noctis Labyrinthus and more.

Europe okays 1.4 bn euros for Mars rover, ISS: ESA

Europe approved an extra 1.4 billion euros ($1.5 billion) Friday to resuscitate a life-seeking Mars rover project and keep its place on the International Space Station (ISS), the European Space Agency said.

San Francisco's 'leaning tower' sinking faster than previously thought

By Rob Smith, Buzz60 New information about San Francisco's sinking Millennium Tower has come from space. According to satellite data released by the European Space Agency, the luxury high rise has continued to sink at a rate of about 1.6 to 1.8 inches over the past year, nearly double the rate that engineers previously estimated. Show More Summary

Satellites Watch From Space As Leaning Tower Of San Francisco Sinks Into Landfill

Satellites from the European Space Agency have watched the leaning tower of San Francisco sink into the city’s reclaimed landfill over the past year and engineers hope to use the data to save the luxury high-rise. The 58-story Millennium Tower that opened in 2009 has sunk 16 inches into the landfill covered by city construction... Show More Summary

Lookin' Good, Mars! ExoMars' First High-Res Photos Are Incredible

Behold! The European Space Agency's new Mars orbiter just sent back its first high-resolution images of the Red Planet, and the view is amazing.

New Mars orbiter provides tantalizing close-up of the Red Planet

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Most of the headlines around the European Space Agency's ExoMars mission in recent months have had to do with the dramatic failure of the Schiaparelli Mars lander, but on Tuesday its traveling companion, the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), proved to be alive and well. Show More Summary

Here Are Our First Exciting Glimpses of Mars From Europe's New Orbiter

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In case Schiaparelli’s crash-landing left you thinking the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission was a bust, rest assured it wasn’t. The mission’s scientific workhorse—its Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO)—is performing beautifully, as evidenced by the first images and splashes of data ESA has now received back from the Red… Read more...

Satellites detect Millennium Tower sinkage

Paris-based space agency sets its sights on SF’s skyscraper in peril San Francisco’s Millennium Tower has tilted so much that the European Space Agency’s observational satellites can detect it from orbit. In truth, that’s more a testament...Show More Summary

ExoMars space programme needs an extra 400mn euros

Barely a month after its expensive test lander crashed into Mars, the European Space Agency asked member nations Friday to cough up an extra 400 million euros ($425 million) to complete the ExoMars exploration of the Red Planet.

Glitch Caused Mars Lander to Plummet 2.3 Miles

The European Space Agency's Mars lander ended up as a smudge on the red planet's surface because of what Gizmodo calls a "crazy miscalculation." According to a report released by the ESA, the Schiaparelli lander had deployed its parachute and was descending normally when the device that measured how fast...

Mars lander smashed into ground at 540km/h after misjudging its altitude

Schiaparelli thought it had landed on Mars when in fact it was still 3.7km above the surface, says European Space Agency A tiny lander that crashed on Mars last month flew into the red planet at 540km/h (335mph) instead of gently gliding to a stop, after a computer misjudged its altitude, the European Space Agency has said. Show More Summary

A single miscalculation sent ESA’s Mars lander crashing into the Red Planet

On October 19th, the European Space Agency's Schiaparelli lander was supposed to make a soft touchdown on Mars. Instead, it crashed, and the ESA has been working on diagnosing exactly what went wrong ever since. Today, the agency announced...Show More Summary

A Crazy Miscalculation Doomed the Schiaparelli Lander

The European Space Agency has released new information about the crash of the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander. Soon after the deployment of its parachute, the lander made a miscalculation so bad that it thought it was below the Martian surface, when in reality was still two miles high. Read more...

This Is NOT the Milky Way. Except It Is.

In 2013, the European Space Agency launched the Gaia astronomical observatory. Its mission: Map the positions and motions of a billion stars in our galaxy. Yes, a billion. The first data release was pretty cool, and some of the early release images were lovely as well. Show More Summary

Another Earth might exist right next door — and this dinky DIY telescope may be the first to see it

The first telescope to photograph a "pale blue dot" of another Earth in a distant solar system may not be funded by NASA, the European Space Agency, or some other government agency. It might come from Kickstarter. Dubbed Project Blue, the effort isn't run by hucksters out to peddle unrealistic technologies. Show More Summary

Europe's First Mars Lander Came 'Excruciatingly Close' To Success

Landing on Mars is hard, but the European Space Agency's first attempt -- the Beagle 2 probe -- came maddeningly close to being a complete success. In fact, a new 3D modelling analysis shows that the lander's failure to communicate with the Earth was likely due to a single jammed solar panel. More »      

Europe's First Mars Lander Came 'Excruciatingly Close' to Success

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Artist’s impression of the British Beagle 2 lander, its four solar panels properly deployed, collecting data on the Red Planet’s surface. Image: ESA/Denman productions Landing on Mars is hard, but the European Space Agency’s first attempt—the Beagle 2 probe—came maddeningly close to being a complete success. Show More Summary

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