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Satellite Eye on Earth: April 2017 – in pictures

Europe by night, Canada’s vanishing river and the Netherland’s tulip fields are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month From space, the strait of Gibraltar appears tiny compared to the continents it separates. Show More Summary

Too much spin caused Mars probe Schiaparelli crash, experts say

Investigation concludes ‘unexpected high rotation’ caused probe to plunge to its destruction, hitting Mars surface at estimated 335mph An electronic dizzy spell caused by spinning too fast led the European Space Agency (Esa) probe Schiaparelli to crash land on Mars, an investigation has concluded. Show More Summary

Drones in space? ESA tests crash-proof drone in Sicilian caves

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When humans first set foot on Mars, they're going to want to be sure that the equipment is up to the task. To be as prepared as possible, the European Space Agency (ESA) has been testing equipment and techniques and training astronauts in cave systems here on Earth. Show More Summary

Damn, Space: First-Person View Of A Real Spacewalk

last weekHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is some first person point of view footage captured by European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet while he assists NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough with some repairs outside the International Space Station. Now that -- that's an office with a view. Show More Summary

NASA delivers detectors for ESA's Euclid spacecraft

Three detector systems for the Euclid mission, led by ESA (European Space Agency), have been delivered to Europe for the spacecraft's near-infrared instrument. The detector systems are key components of NASA's contribution to this upcoming...Show More Summary

ESA 3D prints extraterrestrial bricks with concentrated sunlight and moondust

The European Space Agency (ESA) is getting in on the 3D-printing fun with extraterrestrial materials. They used simulated lunar material and the sun's heat to print bricks that are as strong as gypsum. Their project demonstrates how lunar explorers could one day use a similar method to construct Moon colonies.[...]

Lunar Colonists May Make Bricks From Moon Dust and Sunlight

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Scientists with the European Space Agency have shown that it’s possible to make durable bricks using simulated Moon dust and concentrated sunlight. A similar approach may eventually allow lunar colonists to 3D-print their own habitats and structures using materials found on the Moon. Read more...

High-sensitivity microwave amplifier detects very weak signals

In the coming years, the European Space Agency (ESA) will be launching a series of new weather satellites that will be able to measure important meteorological data, such as precipitation, water vapor or temperature, better than ever before. Show More Summary

China And European Space Agency Hold Talks On Collaborating To Establish Inhabited “Moon Village”

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Associated Press reports: Representatives of China and the European Space Agency are discussing potential collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and other possible joint endeavors, according to a spokesman for the European agency and Chinese media reports. Show More Summary

Image: Cygnus spacecraft approaches ISS in the sunset

On Saturday April 22, 2017, Expedition 51 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency photographed Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft as it approached the International Space Station.

China talks with European Space Agency about moon village

The secretary general for China's space agency, Tian Yulong, disclosed the talks today in Chinese state media. ESA has described its 'Moon Village' as a launching pad for missions to Mars.

China and the European Space Agency discuss collaborating on a human outpost on the moon

Representatives of China and the European Space Agency are discussing potential collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and other possible joint endeavors, according to a spokesman for the European agency and Chinese media reports. The secretary general for China's space agency, Tian Yulong,...

Lightning and 'Probably Satellites' Seen from Space Station | Video

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured imagery of Earth while orbiting over California aboard the International Space Station on April 17, 2017.

China Wants to Set Up a Base on the Moon

China's lunar ambitions keep growing: Beijing and the European Space Agency are discussing potential collaboration on a human outpost on the moon, reports the AP. The secretary general for China's space agency, Tian Yulong, first disclosed the talks about the envisioned lunar base in Chinese state media, and they were...

Satellite Eye on Earth: March 2017 – in pictures

Mount Etna, India’s ship graveyard and trees in Africa are among the images captured by European Space Agency and Nasa satellites last month The Mackenzie river system is Canada’s largest watershed, and the 10th largest water basin in the world. Show More Summary

China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost

China is talking with the European Space Agency about collaborating on a human outpost on the moon.

An Aurora Called 'Steve'? Strange Sky Phenomenon Investigated

Meet "Steve," a strange, new aurora feature discovered by citizen scientists and verified by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm satellites.

Growing crack in Antarctic ice shelf

last monthTechnology : Tech Talk

In this video released by the European Space Agency (ESA), satellite images reveal a growing crack in Antarctica's Larsen-C ice shelf.

Cassini mission revealed Saturn's secrets

Cassini is the most sophisticated space probe ever built. Launched in 1997 as a joint NASA/European Space Agency mission, it took seven years to journey to Saturn. It's been orbiting the sixth planet from the sun ever since, sending back data of immense scientific value and images of magnificent beauty.

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