After going silent just days after its historic landing -- the first controlled landing of a man-made object on a comet -- the European Space Agency's Philae lander beat the odds. In June, it phoned home again, thrilling mission scientists and space enthusiasts alike. But now its team says that the little lander's days are numbered yet again.Read full article >>
THERE IS KOMBUCHA IN SPACE RIGHT NOW.Don't tell me we don't live in the future.The European Space Agency is testing the stuff used to brew kombucha — a fermented tea beverage invented thousands of years ago and now available at a Whole Foods near you — on the International Space Station, exposing it to the harsh environment of space to see how it fares.Read full article >>
Clicking around the European Space Agency's recently expanded website feels like the next best thing to being an astronaut.
The ESA (European Space Agency) has made possible to virtually take a stroll on the International Space Station (ISS). This …
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
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...
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
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...
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
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 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...
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
"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
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
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.
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...
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 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.
The European Space Agency built this image of the Milky Way using routine data from its Gaia satellite. Read more...
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