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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

20 hours agoTechnology : 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.

2 key things Cassini discovered on mission to Saturn

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

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...

Antarctica’s Growing Ice Shelf Crack Monitored From Space | Video

ESA’s Sentinel-1 satellite has been capturing radar data of the massive crack in the Larsen-C ice shelf. When it calves,“ it will create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded,” according to the European Space Agency.

Congestion in space? Risk of collisions above Earth is only growing.

The European Space Agency warns space debris is a serious problem that only a global response can fix. Video provided by Newsy        

Space debris must be removed from orbit says ESA

It’s time to start actively removing space debris from orbit or risk disaster, says the European Space Agency It was on 23 August at 17:07 GMT that spacecraft operators at the European Space Agency’s (ESA) control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, noticed something was going wrong. Show More Summary

NASA team explores using LISA Pathfinder as 'comet crumb' detector

LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by ESA (the European Space Agency) with contributions from NASA, has successfully demonstrated critical technologies needed to build a space-based observatory for detecting ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. Show More Summary

Astronauts, Artists, and Architects Designed a Temple on the Moon

Why Jorge Mañes Rubio, artist-in-residence at the European Space Agency, thinks lunar living could heal mankind.

POTD: .47 cal Space Impact Test

The photo above is from the European Space Agency.   This image shows the results of a lab test impact between a small sphere of aluminum travelling at approximately 6.8 km/second and a block of aluminum 18 cm thick. This test simulates what can happen when a small space debris object hits a spacecraft. Show More Summary

NASA, Contractors Weigh Plans for Exploration Gateway

With European and Russian space agencies looking to bow out of the international space station, the U.S. is stepping up plans for a smaller-scale replacement intended to be a base for planetary exploration after the mid 2020s.

The European Space Agency Will Send Its First Mars Rover to One of These Two Mysterious Sites

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Mars rovers are great for many reasons, most importantly, because they allow us to live vicariously through a hunk of metal exploring the Red Planet. NASA’s currently working on a yet-to-be-named rover mission slated for 2020, and is in the process of narrowing down a landing location. Similarly, the European Space… Read more...

3D image of Antarctica offers clearest picture yet of ice coverage

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Since 2010, the European Space Agency's CryoSat satellite has circled the Earth and monitored the state of the polar sea ice, along with the ice sheets that cover Antarctica and Greenland. Some of the data collected over the last six...Show More Summary

Supersonic plasma jets discovered in Earth's upper atmosphere

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A few months after spotting a jet stream of molten iron in the Earth's outer core, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Swarm satellites have found a similar system at work in the upper atmosphere. There, the electrical fields created through...Show More Summary

ESA shows off sweet new renders of the Exomars 2020 rover

Late last year the European Space Agency doubled down on its Mars mission, dedicating half a billion euros to the next phase of its Exomars 2020 program — and now we are seeing the benefits of that enormous investment: a pretty awesome new render of the rover they plan to deploy to the Martian surface. Read More

ESA to narrow down possible Mars landing sites in search for life

The European Space Agency is meeting with Mars scientists and engineers to take the next step in deciding where to land its life-searching ExoMars rover In about four years, the ExoMars rover will open its eyes on the surface of Mars. Show More Summary

Earth's Magnetic Cocoon Mapped in Extreme Detail

Satellites have provided a detailed view of the small but vitally important magnetic signals emitted by Earth's outer shell, known as the lithosphere, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.

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danskjavlarna: New Scientist reported that an article in London newspaper The Daily Telegraph about the first images from the European Space Agency’s orbiting Planck observatory ended with the paragraph: ‘The telescope is looking at the heat left behind by the big bang. Show More Summary

Comet 67P full of surprises, says study led by CU Boulder

(University of Colorado at Boulder) Images returned from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission indicate the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was a very active place during its most recent trip through the solar system, says a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Before and after: Unique changes spotted on comet 67p/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

(University of Maryland) A study published March 21, 2017 in the journal Science summarizes the types of surface changes observed during the two years that the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft spent investigating comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Show More Summary

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