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Check the International Space Station from the inside

yesterdayTechnology : Walyou

The ESA (European Space Agency) has made possible to virtually take a stroll on the International Space Station (ISS). This …

Take a 360 Degree Tour of the International Space Station

You can now explore every detail of the International Space Station from the comfort of your Earthly home, thanks to the European Space Agency’s new interactive panoramic tour. Hit full screen and get clicking. Why not check out theShow More Summary

This Glorious Mess Is Actually Munich From Space

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A splattered canvas of reds and greens, this is actually a combination of three radar scans from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite as it passed over Bavaria in Southern Germany. Read more...

Rosetta and its comet are getting close to a major milestone — here's what we know about the mission so far

There are more than 4,000 known comets in the solar system, but there's one we understand more than the rest, thanks to the European Space Agency's ongoing Rosetta mission. Right now, the Rosetta mission has a satellite in orbit around Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko as well as a lander on its surface. Show More Summary

Space-eye-view could help stop global wildlife decline

Conservation scientists need to collaborate with space agencies, such as NASA and the European Space Agency, to identify measures which help track biodiversity declines around the world. Scientists are calling for urgent cooperation...

Go stargazing from orbit!

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky I was watching the video of the European Space Agency's fifth and final ATV cargo ship, Georges Lemaitre, departing from the International Space Station,...Show More Summary

The cherished comet lander Philae has stopped responding at one of the worst possible times

Last November, the European Space Agency made history by landing the first probe, called Philae, onto a comet. But the landing didn't go as planned and Philae, instead of landing in the sunny spot that ESA scientists had chosen for it, ended up in a shadowy corner of the comet. Show More Summary

The ESA's New Head Just Dropped a Proposal to Build a Village on the Moon

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The European Space Agency has a brand new head. Johann-Dietrich Woerner took over the agency two weeks ago and he just dropped a major new proposition: Let’s build a village on the moon. Read more...

Map of the Star’s Homes

Gaia is a European Space Agency satellite, a flying-saucer-shaped observatory designed to measure the positions and velocities of stars with incredible precision. The idea is to build up a 3D map of a billion stars. Yes. A billion. It...Show More Summary

Let's build a Moon village, says European Space Agency's new director

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

"I propose a Moon village on the far side of the Moon," says Johann-Dietrich Woerner who has been in the role of Director General of the European Space Agency (Esa) for just a week. Read the rest

Space’s 'Main Money-Spinners:' Why the UK Is Going Big on Satellites

This year, astronaut Tim Peake will become the first Brit to go to the International Space Station with the European Space Agency. But while human spaceflight makes the headlines, the UK has a growing scene in another aspect of the space sector: satellites. Show More Summary

More than 2000 Rosetta NavCam images for your enjoyment

Last week, the European Space Agency released the first set of images from Rosetta's navigational camera, or NavCam, from the phase of the mission that followed the Philae landing. That makes more than 3500 NavCam images that have been released from the comet phase of the mission.

The Crater Lakes of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko --"Harbor Micro-Organisms"

Do micro-organisms explain features on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko? Studied in detail by the European Space Agency Rosetta and Philae spacecraft since September 2014, the comet is a body with distinct and unexpected features. Now two astronomers have a radical explanation for...

These Scientists Say There Could Be Life on Rosetta’s Comet

There could be extraterrestrial life on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the target of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta orbiter. That’s according to a couple of UK-based scientists who claim that features on the comet’s surface could be explained by microorganisms beneath the crust. Show More Summary

Comet Beats Antarctic as Top Spot for Micro-Life

A comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko could support life, say astronomers. Data from European Space Agency’s Rosetta has revealed a ‘duck shaped’ comet with a black crust over ice. Images that have been studied show large, smooth, ‘seas’, flat bottomed craters and a surface peppered with mega-boulders.

Do micro-organisms explain features on comets?

Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, studied in detail by the European Space Agency Rosetta and Philae spacecraft since September 2014, is a body with distinct and unexpected features. Now two astronomers have a radical explanation for its properties – micro-organisms that shape cometary activity.

Navigational Data Produced A Beautiful Image of the Milky Way

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The European Space Agency built this image of the Milky Way using routine data from its Gaia satellite. Read more...

Rosetta spacecraft sees sinkholes on comet

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft first began orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014. Almost immediately, scientists began to wonder about several surprisingly deep, almost perfectly circular pits on the comet's surface. Show More Summary

These Are the First Images From ESA's Sentinel-2A Satellite

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Late last week, the European Space Agency lofted its Sentinel-2A satellite into orbit. Now, just four days later, it’s started beaming its first images back to Earth. Read more...

Massive V404 Cygni Black Hole Wakes Up And Swallows A Star

last monthNews : Huffington Post

A black hole has woken up... and it's hungry. The European Space Agency says V404 Cygni, a binary system of a black hole and a star, has gone from practically invisible to one of the brightest objects in the high-energy sky (space as...Show More Summary

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