Earlier this week, the European Space Agency switched off radio communications with the plucky spacecraft, whose landing on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captivated the world.
The Rosetta mission is dispelling the notion that comets are leftover bits from crushing cosmic collisions. Instead, analysis of data from the European Space Agency mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko suggests that the icy bodies...Show More Summary
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.
The European Space Agency bids a bittersweet final farewell to the comet lander that got lost in the shadows.
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
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
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'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...
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
On September 30, the European Space Agency will send the Rosetta spacecraft crashing into Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
(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
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
European Space Agency released a short film in 2014 to hype the Philae landing.
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...
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
“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?”
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, 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
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...
The European Space Agency mission's free-floating cubes have set a free fall record