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AIDA collaboration highlights case for planetary defence  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Surprising results from recent asteroid missions have highlighted the importance of testing planetary defence strategies in space, according to scientists participating in the joint ESA/NASA Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA) collaboration. The unexpectedly... more
Comet's collapsing cliffs and bouncing boulders  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Scientists analyzing the treasure trove of images taken by ESA's Rosetta mission have turned up more evidence for curious bouncing boulders and dramatic cliff collapses. more
New open cluster discovered using Gaia  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Using data from ESA's Gaia satellite, German astronomers have detected a new open cluster in the Milky Way galaxy. The newly found cluster, designated Gaia 8, consists of about 100 stars, most likely including the Beta... more
Comet’s collapsing cliffs and bouncing boulders  ESA · 18 hours
Scientists analysing the treasure trove of images taken by ESA’s Rosetta mission have turned up more evidence for curious bouncing boulders and dramatic cliff... more
ARIEL exoplanet mission celebrates machine learning challenge and citizen science launch  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
ARIEL, an ESA mission to make the first large-scale survey of exoplanet atmospheres, has announced the winners of its first international Machine Learning Data Challenge and... more
ESA Open Day: Fully booked  ESA · 3 days
Opening ceremony 09:45; doors open 10:00; last admission 16:00; doors close 17:00. Registration for waiting list here: more
Using a data cube to assess changes in the Earth system  ESA · 3 days
Researchers all over the world have a wealth of satellite data at their fingertips... more
SOFIA in Stuttgart: First scientific research flight over Europe  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On 16 September 2019 at 04:14 CEST, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is expected to land at Stuttgart Airport. The airborne observatory is a joint project by the... more
Image: North polar dunes on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
This captivating image was taken in the north polar region of Mars by the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter's CaSSIS camera. more
First day of camp  ESA · 3 days
This week, 24 app developers are at ESA’s site in Italy for the Space App Camp, where they will be creating mobile applications using satellite data more
EU agency starts space sustainability initiative  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The European Union’s equivalent of a foreign ministry is starting a new effort to promote the need for sustainable space operations, but that effort... more
Image: Hubble glimpses faint galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, focuses on an object named UGC 695, which is located 30 million light-years away within the constellation Cetus (the Sea Monster), also known as the Whale. A bounty of... more
Explore with AstroGnat  ESA · 6 days
Meet AstroGnat our new crew member! She’s on a voyage of discovery in space and you too can explore this new AstroGnat collection for kids in the ESA Space Shop. more
Relive ɸ-week  ESA · 6 days
Replay the livestream of ESA’s ɸ-week, which explored how open science and innovation can benefit from the latest digital technologies to shape the future of Earth observation more
Winning bootcamp ideas at Φ-week  ESA · 6 days
On the sidelines of ESA’s Φ-week, a five-day app-development bootcamp took place where young developers came together to solve big industry challenges using Earth observation data.... more
Hubble Snaps New Image of Saturn and Its Ring System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to take... more
A new journey into Earth for space exploration  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Six astronauts, five space agencies and a fresh start into underground worlds to help prepare for living on other planets. ESA's latest training adventure will equip an international crew with skills to... more
Unexpected periodic flares may shed light on black hole accretion  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
ESA's X-ray space telescope XMM-Newton has detected never-before-seen periodic flares of X-ray radiation coming from a distant galaxy that could help explain some enigmatic behaviours of active black... more
Using machine learning for rewilding  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
There may not be an obvious connection between rewilding and machine learning, but as highlighted today at ESA's ɸ-week, a project in the Netherlands uses satellite data and new digital technology to understand how a nature reserve responds... more
Destination Mars  ESA · 1 week
Technology image of the week: Models of ESA’s current ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and forthcoming ExoMars Rover will be on show during our 6 October Open Day more
A new journey into Earth for space exploration  ESA · 1 week
Six astronauts, five space agencies and a fresh start into underground worlds to help prepare for living on other planets.... more
Using machine learning for rewilding  ESA · 1 week
There may not be an obvious connection between rewilding and machine learning, but as highlighted today at ESA’s ɸ-week, a project in the Netherlands uses satellite... more
ESA offers insights on EU's regulations on chemicals  ESA · 1 week
ESA is offering space and non-space based industry the opportunity to learn more about the EU’s evolving environmental legislation such... more
ESA’s ɸ-week 2019 opens with a flourish  ESA · 1 week
Following the success of last year’s ɸ-week, this year’s event promises to be even more exciting. With the conference room packed to... more
AI for space  ESA · 1 week
ESA’s Josef Aschbacher and CLAIRE’s Holger Hoos introduce us the world’s first AI Special Interest Group dedicated to space more
ESA and ɸ  ESA · 1 week
As this week’s ɸ-week kicks off, ESA’s Josef Aschbacher reflects on progress made so far and looks to the future of Earth observation and the digital revolution more
Image: Hubble spots a swarm of stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a dwarf galaxy named UGC 685. Such galaxies are small and contain just a tiny fraction of the number of stars in a galaxy like... more
Hubble Observes Isolated Dwarf Galaxy UGC 695  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a beautiful picture of a galaxy called UGC 695. UGC 695 is an isolated, gas-rich... more
Space station science return and spacecraft shuffle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano's Beyond mission has kicked into high gear during the last two weeks. He has been keeping the International Space Station running smoothly as well as working remotely with European researchers—with... more
Tiny specks in space could be the key to finding Martian life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Next year, both NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will send new rovers to Mars to hunt for evidence of past life. more
Fellowship Call  ESA · 2 weeks
To support postdocs initiate a scientific career in Earth observation and Earth system science, ESA’s Living Planet Fellowship Call is open. Apply before 1 November 2019 more
Image: Subsea scouting with NEEMO NXT  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
That is not the ESA Kids mascot Paxi's ship on the right. Nor is that a vintage diving suit on the left. It is lunar exploration with an aquatic twist. more
Lunar plant pot  ESA · 2 weeks
Technology image of the week: ESA's lunar 3D printing competition winner with a printed version of her design more
Plant pot for the Moon  ESA · 2 weeks
Technology image of the week: ESA's lunar 3D printing competition winner with a printed version of her design more
ESA re-routes satellite to avoid SpaceX collision risk  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The European Space Agency said Tuesday it had altered the trajectory of one of its observation satellites to avoid a possible collision with a craft operated by Elon Musk's SpaceX. more
Astronomers Observe ‘Stellar Feedback’ in Spiral Galaxy Messier 95  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the Multi Unit... more
Space Station science return and spacecraft shuffle  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano had a busy two weeks on the International Space Station for his Beyond mission working on European science... more
ESA spacecraft dodges potential collision with Starlink satellite  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
ESA said Sept. 2 it maneuvered one of its Earth science satellites to avoid a potential collision with a SpaceX... more
ESA’s Gaia Space Telescope Traces Milky Way’s Stellar Families  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using data from ESA’s Gaia spacecraft have identified a number of clusters, associations and co-moving groups of... more
Image: Hubble views star nearing its end  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 5307, a planetary nebula that lies about 10,000 light-years from Earth. It can be seen in the constellation Centaurus (the Centaur), which can be... more
Hubble Images Dwarf Galaxy UGC 685  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of a dwarf irregular galaxy named UGC 685. UGC 685 lies at a... more
Public website to track ESA spacecraft  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Launching spacecraft into orbit around Earth and on voyages through the solar system relies on a network of antennas and ground stations across the globe. more
Register now!  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA's 8th international workshop on tracking, telemetry and command systems for space will be held at the Agency's operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany from 24-27 September more
Track our spacecraft  ESA · 3 weeks
For the first time ever, you can follow ESA's fleet of spacecraft in Earth orbit and traversing deep space, using real-time data from the Agency's global network of tracking antennas.... more
Deep Space Antenna 1  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Deep Space Antenna 1 is ESA's first 35-m deep dish, staring out to space to communicate with missions far from home. more
Register now for ESA’s Moon-themed Open Day  ESA · 3 weeks
Registrations are now open for ESA’s Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday 6 October – your chance to meet astronauts, space... more
What are we looking at?  ESA · 3 weeks
Every moment, conversations are taking place between antennas across the globe and missions exploring our planet, Solar System and deep space. So, what is ESA's 35-m... more
CERN simulating Jupiter  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This test facility at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, was used to simulate the high-radiation environment surrounding Jupiter to prepare for ESA's JUICE mission to the largest planet in our Solar System. more
Gaia untangles the starry strings of the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Rather than leaving home young, as expected, stellar 'siblings' prefer to stick together in long-lasting, string-like groups, finds a new study of data from ESA's Gaia spacecraft. more
CERN simulating Jupiter  ESA · 3 weeks
Technology image of the week: this CERN test facility was used to recreate the highly radioactive environment surrounding Jupiter for ESA’s JUICE mission more
Gaia untangles the starry strings of the Milky Way  ESA · 3 weeks
Rather than leaving home young, as expected, stellar ‘siblings’ prefer to stick together in long-lasting, string-like groups, finds... more
Hubble Space Telescope Observes NGC 5307  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacular image of a planetary nebula called NGC 5307. NGC 5307 is located 10,551 light-years from... more
Image: Hubble captures dynamic dying star  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This atmospheric image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a dark, gloomy scene in the constellation of Gemini (the Twins). The subject of this image confused astronomers when it was first studied—rather than being... more
X-ray kaleidoscope  ESA · 3 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: Stellar remnants in the Messier 83 galaxy put on a spectacular light show observed by ESA’s XMM-Newton more
This is ESA  ESA · 4 weeks
How much do you know about ESA? There's always more to discover... more
Study started for bacteria-free space missions  ESA · 4 weeks
Bacteria grow everywhere, including inside the International Space Station. That is why ESA has selected the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) to... more
Jupiter mission takes first images of destination from Earth  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
As part of preparations for the launch of ESA's Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, its navigation camera has been given a unique test: imaging its destination from Earth. more
Jupiter mission takes first images of destination – from Earth!  ESA · 4 weeks
As part of preparations for the launch of ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, its navigation camera... more
Deployment test of Webb's secondary mirror  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The secondary mirror—visible in the top right corner of the image—is among the most important pieces of equipment on the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and is essential to the success of the mission. more
Thomas Pesquet on a new underwater lunar adventure  ESA · 4 weeks
Over the next two weeks ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai will take... more
Pass the basalt  ESA · 4 weeks
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano installs the BioRock experiment on the International Space Station more
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