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Image: Hidden secrets of a massive star-formation region
PHYS.ORG Stellar nurseries are cloudy and dusty places that shine brightly in infrared light. The G305 star-forming complex is no exception. It features a number of bright, intricate gas clouds heated by infant... 13 hours
Hubble Focuses on Massive Cluster of Galaxies
SCI-NEWS.COM Galaxy clusters are the largest stable systems in the Universe. They can contain thousands of galaxies all held together by the glue... 16 hours
a laser from a space ant A Laser from a Space Ant
ASTRO WATCH An international team of astronomers have discovered an unusual laser emission that suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at the heart... 3 days
Hubble Surveys Star-Forming Galaxies in Local Universe
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have completed the sharpest, most comprehensive UV-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the local Universe.... 4 days
Herschel Detects Unusual Laser Emission from Ant Nebula
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory have discovered an unusual laser emission from the planetary nebula Menzel 3 (often referred... 4 days
bepicolombo teamwork BepiColombo teamwork
ESA Operations image of the week: BepiColombo Flight Control and Software Support teams run through early simulations at ESA’s Space Operations Centre ahead of an October launch to Mercury 5 days
Unusual laser emission from the Ant Nebula
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have discovered an unusual laser emission that suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at the heart of the 'spectacular' Ant Nebula. The extremely rare phenomenon is connected to the death... 5 days
a space ant fires its lasers A space ant fires its lasers
ESA VIDEO A rare phenomenon connected to the death of a star has been discovered in observations made by ESA’s Herschel space observatory: an unusual laser... 6 days
the future of 3d printing The future of 3D printing
ESA Listen to ESA materials engineer Laurent Pambaguian talk to the Future Tech Podcast about using 3D printing on other planets 7 days
'Super-cool' observatory to explore hidden universe
PHYS.ORG A space mission designed to solve fundamental questions about how galaxies and forming planetary systems grow and evolve will be considered by the European Space Agency (ESA). 1 week
Image: Our galaxy's heart
PHYS.ORG At first glance, this image may resemble red ink filtering through water or a crackling stream of electricity, but it is actually a unique view of our cosmic home. It reveals the central plane of the Milky Way as seen... 1 week
Hubble Space Telescope Spies Spiral Galaxy Edge-On
SCI-NEWS.COM A new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 1032, a spiral galaxy seen almost edge-on. NGC 1032, discovered on... 1 week
new view of antarctica in 3d New view of Antarctica in 3D
ESA Thanks to ESA’s CryoSat mission, a new map of Antarctica provides the most accurate 3D view ever of the continent’s vast ice sheet and... 2 weeks
Image: InSight in sight
PHYS.ORG On 5 May 2018, ESA's 35 m-diameter deep-space radio dish at New Norcia, Western Australia, monitored NASA's InSight spacecraft providing critical tracking support during launch and early operations on its journey to Mars. 2 weeks
Video: Fly over Neukum crater
PHYS.ORG This movie, based on images taken by ESA's Mars Express, showcases the 102 km wide Neukum Crater in the southern hemisphere of Mars. 2 weeks
esa planck team awarded prestigious prize ESA Planck team awarded prestigious prize
ESA The ESA Planck team has been honoured with the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize for its mission mapping the cosmic microwave background – relic radiation... 2 weeks
Satellite pair arrive for Galileo's next rumble in the jungle
PHYS.ORG The next two satellites in Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system have arrived at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, ahead of their planned launch from the jungle space... 2 weeks
insight in sight InSight in sight
ESA Operations image of the week: ESA's New Norcia ground station in Australia followed NASA’s InSight launch last week and will support the mission’s Mars touchdown in November 2 weeks
Image: Shaker test of 8-tonne cooling system
PHYS.ORG Typically ESA's shaker tables are used to replicate the take-off vibrations of a satellite-lifting rocket. The large object seen here is not a satellite at all but an 8-tonne cooling system being subjected to... 2 weeks
satellite pair arrive for galileo s next rumble in the jungle Satellite pair arrive for Galileo’s next rumble in the jungle
ESA VIDEO The next two satellites in Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system have arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in... 2 weeks
Video: Horizons mission
PHYS.ORG "Horizons" is the name of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst's second mission to the International Space Station. 2 weeks
soyuz revisited Soyuz revisited
ESA Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen safely returns to Earth in a Soyuz 2 weeks
ESA selects three new mission concepts for study
PHYS.ORG A high-energy survey of the early Universe, an infrared observatory to study the formation of stars, planets and galaxies, and a Venus orbiter are to be considered for ESA's fifth medium class... 2 weeks
horizons vision Horizons vision
ESA ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will begin his second mission next month. Why the name ‘Horizons’? Find out in this video 2 weeks
Antennas for lighter, more economic communications satellites
PHYS.ORG A telecommunications engineer at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre has designed two antenna prototypes for communications satellites; they offer more lightweight solutions, are less bulky than the ones used conventionally and constitute considerable savings... 2 weeks
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A space ant fires its lasers
Satellite pair arrive for Galileo’s next rumble in the jungle