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Philae comet lander says goodbye. Here’s its life story in tweets

Philae, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) comet lander, has sent its final tweet. Continue reading ? The post Philae comet lander says goodbye. Here’s its life story in tweets appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Goodbye, Philae: Rosetta's comet lander lost forever - CNET

The European Space Agency bids a bittersweet final farewell to the comet lander that got lost in the shadows.

Comet-combing Philae lander signs off for good

It has been a long and drawn out farewell, but today the European Space Agency (ESA) will wave a final goodbye to its Philae lander, the first spacecraft to ever touch down on the surface of a comet. Mission control is shutting downShow More Summary

ESA-funded SABRE aircraft to travel 5x faster than the speed of sound

Flights on Earth and beyond are about to get really fast. UK company Reaction Engines just signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop their revolutionary SABRE engine, which uses cutting-edge technology to speed up travel. Show More Summary

Black hole makes material wobble around it

The European Space Agency's orbiting X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, has proved the existence of a "gravitational vortex" around a black hole. The discovery, aided by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission, solves...Show More Summary

Earth is Losing Its Atmosphere! --"Weakness Found in Our Magnetic Field" (European Space Agency)

Earth's atmosphere is leaking. Every day, around 90 tons of material escapes from our planet's upper atmosphere and streams out into space. Although missions such as ESA's Cluster fleet have long been investigating this leakage, there are still many open...

What will medicine be like in space?

As a research doctor with the European Space Agency, Beth Healey spent a year at their Concordia base in Antarctica – also known as "White Mars". Read our interview with her there

Rosetta's days are finally numbered as countdown to comet crash commences - CNET

3 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

On September 30, the European Space Agency will send the Rosetta spacecraft crashing into Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Jupiter's Northern Lights

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Composite image by NASA/European Space Agency) Have you ever seen the aurora borealis or the aurora australis? They're wonders to behold, but auroras are not limited to Earth. Jupiter has them, too. NASA and the European Space Agency has recently been training the far-seeing Hubble Space Telescope on nearby Jupiter. Show More Summary

Fail Of The Week (in 1996): The 7 Billion Dollar Overflow

The year was 1996, the European Space agency was poised for commercial supremacy in space. Their new Ariane 5 Rocket could launch two three-ton satellites into space. It had more power than anything that had come before. The rocket rose up towards the heavens on a pillar of flame, carrying four very expensive and very uninsured satellites. Show More Summary

These Astronauts Are Getting Sealed in a Cave to Practice Life in Space

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

An underground cave is precisely the wrong direction if you’re hoping to go into space—so why is the European Space Agency sending the latest batch of ISS-bound astronauts on a spelunking expedition? To practice for life in a sealed tin can, of course. Read more...

ExoMars Sees Mars

When you spend a lot of time and effort to send a spacecraft to another planet, it’s a nice benchmark when that spacecraft first spots it. The image above is Mars, as seen by the Trace Gas Orbiter, part of the European Space Agency’s...Show More Summary

The Most Important Art In The … Galaxy?

“Which images from our age will endure? Will they be Turner prize-winning artworks, or will they be pictures such as those taken by the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite, which launched in 2009 and over the next four years collected the first light in the universe?”

European Space Research and Technology Centre in Noordwijk, Netherlands

While the European Space Agency has centers in many different countries, the beating heart of the Europe’s space program is here in the unassuming town of Noordwijk in the western Netherlands. This remote sciencetown is where the future...Show More Summary

LISA Pathfinder mission paves way for space-based detection of gravitational waves

LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from NASA, has successfully tested a key technology needed to build a space-based observatory for detecting gravitational waves. These tiny ripplesShow More Summary

ESA/NASA Prep for a Space-Based Observatory --"To Detect Ripples in the Fabric of Spacetime"

LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from NASA, has successfully tested a key technology needed to build a space-based observatory for detecting gravitational waves. These tiny ripples in the fabric of space, predicted...

LISA Pathfinder Sets the Stage for a Gravitational Wave Hunt in Space

The European Space Agency mission's free-floating cubes have set a free fall record

The Earth's magnetic field is weakening ten times faster than expected

New satellite data from the European Space Agency has revealed some puzzling findings: the Earth's magnetic field appears to be weakening much faster than previous research would suggest. These measurements show that on the whole, the planet's geomagnetic field is weakening about ten times faster than expected, at a rate of about 5% every decade. Show More Summary

What will medicine be like in space?

As a research doctor with the European Space Agency, Beth Healey spent a year at their Concordia base in Antarctica – also known as ‘White Mars’. Read our interview with her there

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