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A final test of relativity

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A European Space Agency probe will be launched into space early next month to help test the last major prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity: the existence of gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are thought to be...Show More Summary

ESA selects FLEX plant health tracker as eighth Earth Explorer

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The European Space Agency (ESA) has officially selected the Fluorescence Explorer – or FLEX – as the eighth Earth Explorer satellite. The mission will study vegetation around the planet, gathering information about planet health at a...Show More Summary

New Crew to Stay Aboard ISS for 7 Months Instead of 6

The launch of the new crew including Malenchenko (Roscosmos), Timothy Kopra (NASA) and Timothy Peake (European Space Agency) is scheduled for December 15 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on board the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft.

A Satellite Mishap Is Allowing Physicists to Test Einstein's Theory of Relativity

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? That, at least, is the motto the European Space Agency seems to have embraced with respect to two wayward satellites, which are being repurposed to provide the most accurate assessment yet of how gravity affects the passage of time. Read more...

Space Debris To Collide With Earth On Friday The 13th

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

According to the European Space Agency, something is going to fall to Earth on Friday, 13 November. A mysterious piece of space debris named WT1190F is predicted to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere at around 06:20 GMT in the skies above the Indian Ocean. Show More Summary

Cool Visualization Lets You See Philae Bounce and Tumble as It Lands on a Comet

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It was one year ago today that the Philae Lander bounced, spun, and tumbled across the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. To commemorate the historic event, the European Space Agency has released an animated video chronicling the lander’s chaotic landing. Read more...

Einstein's brain to be picked by satellites

Euro GPS misfires to test General Relativity The European Space Agency is to make the most of two satellite misfires by using them to test Einstein's theory of relativity.…

Venus' South Pole Is an Ever-Swirling Hellish Mess

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This striking combo image of Venus’ dynamic south pole was released today by the European Space Agency on the tenth anniversary of its Venus Express mission. It’a mess. Read more...

Watch a Mars Rover Practice Its First Steps

The European Space Agency says this will be the "second most stressful moment" of the ExoMars 2018 mission.

This Is What the European Space Agency's ExoMars 2018 Test Rover Looks Like

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is the European Space Agency’s ExoMars 2018 rover — kinda. In fact, its a half-scale model that’s been tested over the past few weeks in the ESA’s Mars Yard, but it does show what the vehicle will look like. Read more...

This Rover Isn't On Mars

Image Cache: This looks like it could the latest rover to land on the surface of Mars. But in fact it’s a test of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission happening right here on Earth. More »      

This Rover Isn't on Mars

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This looks like it could the latest rover to land on the surface of Mars. But in fact it’s a test of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission happening right here on Earth. Read more...

Canada's Manicouagan Crater Looks Other-Wordly in This Satellite Image

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This isn’t the surface of another planet. In fact, it’s a flase-color image of Canada’s Manicouagan Crater, as captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite. Read more...

For the first time ever, scientists found molecular oxygen on a comet

last monthHealth : The Checkup

For the first time ever, molecular oxygen has been found on a comet. Comet 67P/Churyumov—Gerasimenko, currently being orbited by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, is the subject of a study published Wednesday in Nature....Show More Summary

Russia just announced that it is sending humans to the moon

ESA European Space Agency’s version of a permanent … Continued The post Russia just announced that it is sending humans to the moon appeared first on Business Insider.

Scientists Say 'WTF' Space Object Will Crash Into Indian Ocean Next Month

last monthNews : Huffington Post

A hunk of mysterious space junk is en route for a crash landing in the Indian Ocean next month, according to the European Space Agency. Officially, the object is named WT1190F. Unofficially, however, its name has been appropriately shortened to "WTF." The European Space Agency said in a release that it believes the object is a discarded rocket body. Show More Summary

New Concepts to Explore the Jovian System

Last year, NASA’s managers invited the European Space Agency to propose a small spacecraft to explore the Jovian system. Van Kane describes the recently-posted results of ESA's concept studies for two possible missions.

A Beautiful Scrap of Metal Reminds Us Space Travel Can Go Wrong

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

In 1996, the European Space Agency’s Ariane 5 rocket exploded spectacularly above its French Guiana spaceport. Now, artist Sascha Mikloweit has brought some of the debris back to life — which is what this striking image shows. Read more...

Russia starts moon base collaboration with European Space Agency

The ESA has announced intentions to collaborate with Russia in making a settlement on the moon, modelled after the International Space Station

Europe-Russia Lunar Mission Will Make Us Friends Again – German Media

Despite the current freeze in relations between Russia and the West, the European Space Agency (ESA) and its Russian counterpart, Roscosmos, plan to launch a probe to the Moon's southern pole to look for water and the raw materials necessary for making fuel and oxygen.

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