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Before the end of her record-setting stint on the International Space Station, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti took a number photos of each module of the ISS, which the European Space Agency has stitched together into an awesome interactive tour. Read more...
The ongoing crisis in ties between Russia and the West should not tarnish their cooperation when it comes to space exploration, according to Johann-Dietrich Wörner, head of the European Space Agency (ESA).
International Space Station astronaut Samantha Cristoferetti may be joining the cast of Star Trek: Axanar. Cristoferetti was the European Space Agency astronaut...
The European Space Agency has spotted one of the biggest icebergs ever seen, The Register reported Monday. The iceberg was estimated to be nearly 5 square miles in size, which could cover Manhattan by a layer of ice about 300 meters thick. The iceberg emerged as a result of a calving event that...
This new, unprecedented image of the Milky Way shows that our galaxy's core is a pretty tumultuous place. The compiled image of photos taken by the European Space Agency's x-ray satellite XMM-Newton (above) spans 1,000 light-years in the center of the galaxy, and shows dying stars, powerful winds, hot gas and, most notably, a supermassive black hole. Show More Summary
The kit Morgensen will take to the ISS. Image: Aquaporin Space Alliance Water is critical for astronauts up in space, but as it weighs so much, getting it up there is pretty costly. A European Space Agency blog post explains that the...Show More Summary
On Thursday at 02:03 GMT, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta orbiter reached their closest point (known as perihelion) to the Sun, coming within 186 million km (115 million mi) of our parent star. Show More Summary
The European Space Agency's comet team are celebrating perihelion, the day when comet 67P swings around the sun, taking Rosetta along for the ride
Comet 67P/Churyumov—Gerasimenko has seen the light! The comet and its orbiter — the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft — made their closest approach to the sun around 10 p.m. eastern on Wednesday night.Read full article >>
A year after placing the Rosetta spacecraft in close orbit around a comet, scientists at the European Space Agency are expecting to collect a fresh trove of data as the celestial body makes its closest approach to the sun.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the alien host of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Philae lander transported there by the Rosetta spacecraft, will go past the sun this week, providing astronomers with new opportunities to better understand the origins of life on Earth. Comet 67P is believed to...
The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a video taken of the red planet in orbit from space. The footage was filmed as part of the Mars Express Mission on a Visual Monitoring Camera and is close enough to see the surface of the planet. Show More Summary
On July 15, 2015, the European Space Agency launched the fourth Meteosat Second Generation (MSG-4) satellite into orbit. This advanced Earth-observing bird will monitor our planet in a number of ways, including taking very high-resolution images. MSG-4 is in its commissioning phase, being tested out to make sure it’s fully operational. Show More Summary
The European Space Agency has just released some fantastic close-up images taken by the Philae lander of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This release came out along with a passel of scientific papers (in Science magazine behindShow More Summary
This week: the European Space Agency’s Philae lander finds evidence of organic molecules — never before found on an object like a comet — on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko To mark this, here’s Philip Glass’s minimal composition Organic, taken from the 1982 soundtrack to the film “Koyaanisqatsi.”
It’s only a month since the the European Space Agency lofted its Sentinel-2A satellite started beaming back images from space —but it’s already producing some amazing images, like this one of Libya. Read more...
Scientists with the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission may have had a scare when the Philae lander bounced off of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but the bumpy touchdown actually had a silver lining: It allowed them to take measurements in two separate spots instead of one.
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 >>