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Sentinel-6 satellite renamed in honour of renowned US scientist  ESA · 14 hours
ESA, NASA, the European Commission, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the National... more
Image: Spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano (middle) and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan (left) work on get-ahead tasks during the fourth spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). more
Solar Orbiter – the Sun close-up  ESA · 15 hours
Video: 00:03:20 ESA’s mission to the Sun, Solar Orbiter, is due for launch on an Atlas V 411 from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 7... more
Cosmic records  ESA · 19 hours
Image: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano (middle) and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan (left) work on get-ahead tasks during the fourth spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS).Saturday’s spacewalk, which lasted five hours... more
Patterns of thinning of Antarctica's biggest glacier are opposite to previously observed  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Using the latest satellite technology from the European Space Agency (ESA), scientists have been tracking patterns of mass loss from Pine Island -- Antarctica's... more
QinetiQ to build ozone-monitoring satellite for European Space Agency  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
British aerospace company QinetiQ received a 75 million euro ($82.6 million) contract from the European Space Agency to... more
CryoSat sheds new light on Antarctica’s biggest glacier  ESA · 1 day
Ice loss from Pine Island Glacier has contributed more to sea-level rise over the past four decades than any other... more
Patterns of thinning of Antarctica's biggest glacier are opposite to previously observed  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Using the latest satellite technology from the European Space Agency (ESA), scientists from the University of Bristol have been tracking patterns of mass loss... more
Image: Hubble sees dusty galaxy with supermassive center  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
This peculiar galaxy, beautifully streaked with tendrils of reddish dust, is captured here in wonderful detail by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. more
Hubble Space Telescope Spies NGC 7541  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced an outstanding image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7541. NGC 7541 resides approximately 103.7 million light-years... more
Contract secures build of ozone-monitoring Altius satellite  ESA · 5 days
ESA has awarded a contract to QinetiQ to build Altius. This new mission will deliver profiles of concentrations of stratospheric ozone with... more
Two Moon rovers are better than one  ESA · 5 days
Image: ESA has signed a deal with space engineering company COMEX in France to develop an innovative double-rover architecture for lunar surface... more
Watch live: final #SpacewalkforAMS  ESA · 6 days
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will exit the International Space Station airlock together for the fourth time Saturday 25 January. It is the ninth... more
Second space data highway satellite set to beam  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The second satellite in the European Data Relay System has reached its intended orbit and completed its in-orbit tests. more
Spacewalks, science and Beyond  ESA · 6 days
Spacewalk season continues on the International Space Station. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan are getting ready to step outside the Quest airlock for their... more
Second space data highway satellite set to beam  ESA · 6 days
The second satellite in the European Data Relay System has reached its intended orbit and completed its in-orbit tests.Dubbed the... more
Call for media: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano returns from commanding the Space Station  ESA · 7 days
Press Release N° 28–2020 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is returning to Earth after six months on the International Space Station. He will... more
Microbial wipe down  ESA · 7 days
Image: Sometimes doing science is as simple as wiping up. NASA astronaut Jack Fisher is seen here using a wet wipe on the surfaces of the European Cupola module of... more
Shape the future of European biology research in space  ESA · 7 days
What biology research would you conduct on the International Space Station? As the world celebrates 20 years of... more
Solar Orbiter launch  ESA · 7 days
Image: Artist's impression of an Atlas V 411 launching Solar Orbiter into space.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its mission is to perform... more
Solar Orbiter solar array deployment  ESA · 7 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following launch and separation, with its solar arrays deployed. The instrument boom and antennas have not been deployed at this... more
Solar Orbiter antenna deployment  ESA · 7 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following launch, with solar arrays and antennas deployed. Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its... more
Solar Orbiter separation  ESA · 7 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following separation from the Centaur upper stage of the Atlas V 411 rocket launching the mission into space.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of... more
Solar Orbiter launch - fairing separation  ESA · 7 days
Image: Artist's impression of the fairing encapsulating Solar Orbiter being released following launch on an Atlas V 411.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of... more
EU announces funding for Ariane 6 and other space-tech  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The European Union on Tuesday announced 200 million euros ($222 million) of funding for the Ariane 6 rocket launcher and for small and medium-sized space technology companies. more
Call for Media: Solar Orbiter launch to face the Sun  ESA · 1 week
Press Release N° 27–2020 ESA’s new Sun explorer will be launched from Cape Canaveral on 6 February. Media are invited to Europe’s mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany,... more
Global Gaia campaign reveals secrets of stellar pair  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A 500-day global observation campaign spearheaded more than three years ago by ESA's galaxy-mapping powerhouse Gaia has provided unprecedented insights into the binary system of stars that caused an unusual brightening of... more
Global Gaia campaign reveals secrets of stellar pair  ESA · 1 week
A 500-day global observation campaign spearheaded more than three years ago by ESA’s galaxy-mapping powerhouse Gaia has provided unprecedented insights... more
XMM-Newton maps black hole surroundings  ESA · 1 week
Material falling into a black hole casts X-rays out into space – and now, for the first time, ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has used the reverberating... more
The dynamic behaviour of a black hole corona  ESA · 1 week
Image: These illustrations show the surroundings of a black hole feeding on ambient gas as mapped using ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray... more
Image: The sun in 2019  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The changing activity of our sun as seen by ESA's Proba-2 satellite in 2019. more
ESA opens oxygen plant, making air out of moondust  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA's technical heart has begun to produce oxygen out of simulated moondust. more
The Sun in 2019  ESA · 1 week
Image: The changing activity of our Sun as seen by ESA’s Proba-2 satellite in 2019.The satellite is continuously monitoring the Sun – one image was selected to represent... more
Hubble Views Face-On Barred Spiral Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a beautiful spiral galaxy called NGC 1022. NGC 1022 was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William... more
Image: Hubble views galaxy from famous catalog  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This bright, somewhat blob-like object—seen in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope—is a galaxy named NGC 1803. It is about 200 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Pictor (the... more
XMM-Newton discovers scorching gas in Milky Way's halo  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way's halo reaches far hotter temperatures than previously thought and has a different chemical make-up than predicted, challenging our understanding of our... more
ESA opens oxygen plant – making air out of moondust  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s technical heart has begun to produce oxygen out of simulated moondust. more
Arianespace launches Eutelsat, ISRO satellites on first 2020 mission  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace completed its first launch of the year Jan. 16, sending two communications... more
XMM-Newton discovers scorching gas in Milky Way’s halo  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way’s halo reaches far hotter temperatures than previously thought and... more
ExoMars Rover completes environmental tests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Rosalind Franklin rover of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars mission completed a series of environmental tests at the end of 2019 at Airbus, Toulouse, France. This included final thermal and vacuum tests where the Rover is heated and... more
ESA seeks new cooperative agreement with EU  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
With its funding secured for the next three years, the head of the European Space Agency is now focused on implementing those... more
ExoMars Rover completes environmental tests  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: The Rosalind Franklin rover of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars mission completed a series of environmental tests at the end of 2019 at Airbus, Toulouse, France.... more
Replay: ESA Director General's press briefing  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 01:31:40 Recording of the ESA Director General’s start-of-the-year press briefing, held at ESA headquarters in Paris, France, on 15 January 2020.This briefing, with... more
Mapping the cosmic journey of phosphorus with Rosetta and ALMA  ESA · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the combined powers of ESA’s Rosetta mission and the ground-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array... more
V473 Lyr has a low-mass companion, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, astronomers have conducted X-ray observations of a peculiar Cepheid variable star known as V473 Lyr. Results of the study suggest that this star has a young, low-mass companion.... more
Image: Astronaut captures the fires ravaging Australia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Another pair of eyes provides a sobering perspective on the fires ravaging Australia. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took images such as this one on 12 January from his vantage point of the International Space... more
High-gravity water waves  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
What might look like jelly being stirred is actually water subjected to 20 times normal Earth gravity within ESA's Large Diameter Centrifuge—as part of an experiment giving new insight into the behavior of wave turbulence. more
Huygens landing spin mystery solved  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Fifteen years ago today, ESA's Huygens probe made history when it descended to the surface of Saturn's moon Titan and became the first probe to successfully land on another world in the outer solar system. However, during its... more
Astronomers reveal interstellar thread of one of life's building blocks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Phosphorus is an essential element for life as we know it. But how it arrived on the early Earth is something of a mystery. Astronomers have now traced... more
High-gravity water waves  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: What might look like jelly being stirred is actually water subjected to 20 times normal Earth gravity within ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge – as part of an experiment giving... more
Back to the Moon with ESA  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:04:00 The first flight of the Artemis programme, which will see humans return to the Moon, is scheduled to begin soon. The lunar... more
Huygens landing spin mystery solved  ESA · 2 weeks
Fifteen years ago today, ESA’s Huygens probe made history when it descended to the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan and became the first probe to successfully... more
Cheops seen by SAINT-EX telescope  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: ESA’s Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, is shown here as a long streak against a backdrop of stars as it orbits the Earth after its successful... more
Up in smoke  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: Another pair of eyes provides a sobering perspective on the fires ravaging Australia. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took images such as this one on 12 January from his vantage... more
Watch: ESA Director General’s press briefing  ESA · 2 weeks
Follow the ESA Director General’s start-of-the-year press briefing at 08:30 GMT (09:30 CET) on 15 January 2020.  more
Rippling ice and storms at Mars' north pole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA's Mars Express has captured beautiful images of the icy cap sitting at Mars' north pole, complete with bright swathes of ice, dark troughs and depressions, and signs of strong winds and... more
Hubble Space Telescope Observes NGC 1803  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a beautiful picture of a spiral galaxy called NGC 1803. NGC 1803 lies approximately 200 million light-years... more
Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA's Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth's winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched—and after months of careful testing these measurements are considered so good that the European Centre... more
First Spacebus Neo satellite set for launch  ESA · 2 weeks
The first satellite developed under an initiative to help European industry deliver competitive satellites for the commercial telecommunications market has entered its... more
Mars’ north polar ice cap in 3D  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: This image shows shows part of the ice cap at Mars’ north pole in 3D when viewed using red-green or red-blue... more
Rippling ice and storms at Mars’ north pole  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s Mars Express has captured beautiful images of the icy cap sitting at Mars’ north pole, complete with bright swathes... more
Hubble Uses Quadruple-Image Gravitational Lenses to Capture Small-Scale Clumps of Dark Matter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
According to the widely-accepted ‘cold dark matter’ theory, all galaxies are embedded within clouds of dark matter. Dark matter itself consists of slow-moving particles... more
First sighting of hot gas sloshing in galaxy cluster  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has spied hot gas sloshing around within a galaxy cluster—a never-before-seen behaviour that may be driven by turbulent merger events. more
First sighting of hot gas sloshing in galaxy cluster  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has spied hot gas sloshing around within a galaxy cluster – a never-before-seen behaviour... more
Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA’s Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth’s winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched – and after... more
Astronomers Find 9,000-Light-Year-Long Wave-Shaped Structure in Milky Way  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Using data from ESA’s Gaia star-mapping spacecraft, a team of astronomers from Austria and the United States has discovered a... more
ESA and EDA joint research: advancing into the unknown  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA and the European Defence Agency (EDA) are embarking on new cooperative projects for exploring unknown or potentially... more
Hubble Telescope Surveys Gigantic Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
To kickstart the 30th anniversary year of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble has imaged a majestic spiral galaxy. Galaxy UGC 2885 may be the largest... more
Water drop antenna lens directs radio wave energy through its curved shape  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This novel "water drop" antenna lens design for directing radio wave signals was developed by a pair of antenna engineers from ESA and Sweden's... more
Water drop antenna lens  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: This novel ‘water drop’  antenna lens design for directing radio wave signals was developed by a pair of antenna engineers from ESA and Sweden’s Royal Institute of... more
ESA selects Arianespace for Euclid dark universe probe launch  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Arianespace and ESA announced the signing of a contract Tuesday for launch of the Euclid dark universe exploration... more
ESA preview 2020  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:04:00 The year 2020 will see new and exciting European space missions, from journeys to the Sun and back to Mars, and from innovative telecommunications satellites to the continuing... more
Hubble surveys gigantic galaxy  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: To kickstart the 30th anniversary year of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble has imaged a majestic spiral galaxy. Galaxy UGC 2885 may be the largest known... more
ESA TV Preview 2020  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:04:00 2020 will once more  bring new and exciting missions  close to home or far away. From new and innovative Telecom satellites to continuation of Copernicus Earth... more
Hubble Snaps Stunning Image of NGC 2770  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing photo of a spiral galaxy called NGC 2770. NGC 2770 is located approximately... more
Hubble Team Produces 30th Anniversary Calendar for 2020  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
In September 2019, the Hubble team announced a social media initiative to celebrate three decades of success in discoveries with... more
Hubble Scores Stunning Close-Up View of NGC 4455  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a beautiful photo of a barred spiral galaxy called NGC 4455. NGC 4455... more
ESA highlights 2019  ESA · 4 weeks
Video: 00:05:00 As the year comes to a close, it is once again time to look back and reflect on some of the achievements and highlights of European spaceflight. The... more
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