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Russian Soyuz Rocket Launched From Guiana Space Center

Russian Soyuz ST rocket carrying two satellites for the European Galileo navigation system was successfully launched at 08:48 GMT from the Guiana space center, according to Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos).

Herschel captures the chaotic beauty of newborn stars - CNET

7 hours agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

The European Space Agency's Herschel Observatory has captured snapshot of space that looks like an impressionist painting.

Hubble takes stunning Mars close-up pic

A new image taken by the Hubble space telescope shows Mars in incredible detail as astronomers prepare for a close-up with the red planet. Operated by NASA and the European Space Agency, Hubble took the Mars image on May 12. “DuringShow More Summary

Satellite Finds Possible EgyptAir Oil Slick in Mediterranean

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) satellite uncovered a possible drifting oil slick in the Mediterranean where the ill-fated EgyptAir passenger plane disappeared, the ESA said in a statement Friday.

Sentinel-2A catches a wave ... from space

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Hot on the heels of its cloud-free image of Africa, the European Space Agency's Sentinel-2A has captured an image of waves hitting Dorre Island, Western Australia. The picture provides more information on how waves interact with theShow More Summary

Stunning 7,000-Image Satellite Mosaic of African Doesn't Have a Single Cloud

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you like jigsaws, you’d love to be on the team at the European Space Agency that created this image. Made up of 7,000 separate files—totalling 32 TB of data—the picture provides a completely cloud-free view of the whole of Africa. Read more...

Thousands of satellite snaps create cloud-free view of Africa

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A stunning new composite image, made up of nearly 7,000 individual snaps taken by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Sentinel-2A, shows a completely cloud-free view of the African continent. It took the satellite some four months to gather...Show More Summary

ExoMars Rover Seeks Exit From Dire Straits

The European Space Agency and Roskosmos have admitted the inevitable—the launch of the joint ExoMars-2018 project will have to be postponed for two years to 2020.

Satellites detail continued rise of atmospheric methane and CO2

According to research conducted by the European Space Agency (ESA), atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide levels are continuing to rise, despite global efforts to lower emissions. The data was gathered by the European Space Agency's...Show More Summary

Astronaut Reveals Gash in Space Station Window Caused by Debris

(Photo: ESA) The Cupola on the International Space Station provides, as the European Space Agency puts it, the best room with a view anywhere. Built as an observatory, the seven-windowed module was attached to the ISS six years ago,Show More Summary

The Hidden Beauty That Only Satellites Can See

Extraordinary colors in Libya's sand dunes, as captured by Sentinel-2A. (Photo: ESA) Right now, high above us, are a suite of satellites called Sentinels. Operated by the European Space Agency, they are circling the earth with one mission: to monitor the earth’s environment. Show More Summary

Tiny Flecks of Debris Can Do Real Damage to the International Space Station

The International Space Station isn't going to fall apart because of this one little chip, but it is an impressive crater considering what made it. The European Space Agency estimates that the quarter-inch divot came from an impact with...Show More Summary

Funding for Delayed ExoMars Mission Uncertain

European Space Agency Director-General Johann-Dietrich Woerner on May 9 expressed frustration with the equipment delays that forced a two-year slip in the launch of Europe’s ExoMars rover vehicle and said he would not write a blank check...Show More Summary

How Earth's magnetic field is changing

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched its trio of Earth-facing satellites – the Swarm satellites – more than two years ago. Since then, the three probes have been tirelessly making measurements of the Earth's magnetic field, mapping it out in detail. Show More Summary

European Space Agency over-hypes a flying car

The internet is cluttered with all manner of fantasy claims, but it is startling to see a major space agency like ESA lend its name to an electric flying car being ready by 2018 The post European Space Agency over-hypes a flying car appeared first on Plane Talking.

Maritime Surveillance Drone Testing to Begin this Summer

The AR5 Life Ray UAS, developed by TEKEVER, has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to demonstrate the

ESA Postpones Exomars Rover to 2020

The European and Russian space agencies on May 2 said their joint ExoMars 2018 mission carrying a rover and an experiment-filled landing platform to Mars would not be ready in time and would be delayed to July 2020.The delay, which ESA and Roscosmos officials had warned of since March, will add undetermined new costs to the program. Show More Summary

5 Takeaways From ESA's Rosetta Comet Mission

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has arguably given planetary scientists the best new cometary data in a generation. Although the mission’s Philae lander has long ceased communication from the comet’s surface, the Rosetta spacecraft will continue operations until September when it makes a final touchdown on 67P’s surface.

Stunning Image of the Arctic Is the First Back From Europe's Latest Satellite

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The European Space Agency launched its latest satellite at the start of the week, and it’s already beaming back beautiful images like this one. Read more...

European Space Agency’s Plans to Build a “Moon Village” Will Help Us Get to Mars and Beyond

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

While everyone is so focused on getting our asses to Mars (especially SpaceX with their announcement today), the European Space Agency still has its eye on a slightly closer destination: the Moon. Sure, astronauts have been there a few...Show More Summary

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