NASA and the European Space Agency are joining forces with other institutions to launch a program that will test their ability to pull off a major task: Prevent asteroids from hitting Earth. Asteroids have been crashing into the Earth for...Show More Summary
While his five colleagues were sleeping, astronaut Alexander Gerst photographed the International Space Station (ISS) at night — and ended up with this enchanting series of images. Gerst, a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut from Germany, took the photos during a six-month mission last year that ended in November. Show More Summary
When the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft sent back the first images of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, scientists were surprised by how much it looked like a rubber ducky. A new analysis finally explains how this comet acquired its distinctive shape. Read more...
Comet 67P/Churyumov—Gerasimenko, the object currently being orbited by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, has a pretty funky shape. It's often compared to a rubber duck: It has two lobes, one forming a large "body" and the other forming a smaller "head," that are connected by a "neck".Read full article >>
The banks of the Mississippi are usually lush and green — but in this image, captured by the European Space Agency’ Sentinel-2A, radar imaging shows vegetation in bright red. There’s a lot of vegetation. Read more...
The European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft captured a sweeping view of Mars' south pole, along with a region extending northward to Hellas Basin.
The image above, “Eye of an Algal Storm” was captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A satellite over the middle of the Baltic Sea on 7 August. With a spatial resolution of just 10 metres, ripples and waves are captured in stunning detail. Show More Summary
A UFO seems to appear in an Comet 67P image released by the European Space Agency last month, appearing to to take off from the surface of the comet and shoot directly out into space — at least according to one prominent online UFO researcher who posted a video on Thursday explaining why he believes... Show More Summary
By the end of this year, the European Space Agency will launch a demonstration mission that could lead to a whole new way for astrophysicists to observe the Universe. The mission, called “LISA Pathfinder,” will test new technology to detect gravitational waves in space. Gravitational waves are ripples in spacetime. Show More Summary
The European Space Agency has added a “street view” of the space station to their website. Web Science space station interactive map street view
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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 >>