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COVID-19: How satellites can help  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has virtually paralyzed daily life as we know it. Even when the spread of this highly infectious disease has been stemmed, the world will face huge challenges getting back to normal. To help support... more
Choosing rocks on Mars to bring to Earth  ESA · 2 days
If you could bring something back from Mars to Earth, what would you choose? This question is becoming reality, as... more
Read about ESA's activities in this interactive publication  ESA · 2 days
Read about ESA's activities in this interactive publication ESA Impact Q1 highlights dramatic events on our planet including COVID-19, bushfires,... more
Professor Reimar Lüst (1923-2020)  ESA · 2 days
Professor Reimar Lüst, one of Europe’s great space pioneers, passed away on 31 March 2020 aged 97. Prof. Lüst was ESA’s third Director General, serving from 1984 until... more
Image: Hypersonic surfing simulation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Simulating the test flight of a hypersonic glider, being developed through the international HEXAFLY-INT collaboration, involving partners across Europe, Russia, Australia and Brazil and supported by the European Commission and ESA. more
COVID-19: how can satellites help?  ESA · 3 days
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has virtually paralysed daily life as we know it. Even when the spread of this highly infectious disease has been stemmed, the... more
Space missions return to science  ESA · 3 days
After a brief shutdown of science instruments and a period in ‘safe standby’, ESA’s planetary missions are getting back to what they do best, gathering science... more
Satellites map the global flow of oil  ESA · 3 days
Demand for oil has collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic just as supply is about to strengthen because of a dispute between... more
NASA and ESA to fund coronavirus projects  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA and ESA are separately soliciting proposals to either do research related to the coronavirus pandemic or to help provide relief services.... more
Climate researcher on promise amidst the pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As people suspend travel during this time of social distancing, Earth-observing satellites have recorded a marked reduction in air pollution in regions of the world most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Space... more
Space in response to COVID-19 outbreak  ESA · 4 days
The alarming levels of spread and severity of COVID-19 have led the World Health Organization to declare COVID-19 a pandemic outbreak. Italy is currently... more
ESA Impact 2020 - Quarter 1  ESA · 4 days
ESA Impact 2020 - Quarter 1 ESA Impact Q1 highlights dramatic events on our planet including COVID-19, bushfires, an iceberg and a fireball, plus... more
ESA’s other Galileo satellite: in action, on the ground  ESA · 5 days
Europe has 26 Galileo navigation satellites in orbit, blanketing the world in positioning signals, with another 12 planned... more
ESA to conduct BepiColombo flyby amid coronavirus crisis  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Controllers at ESA's mission control center are preparing for a gravity-assist flyby of the European-Japanese Mercury explorer BepiColombo. The maneuver, which will see the mission adjust its trajectory by harnessing Earth's gravitational... more
ESA to conduct BepiColombo flyby amid coronavirus crisis  ESA · 6 days
Controllers at ESA’s mission control centre are preparing for a gravity-assist flyby of the European-Japanese Mercury explorer BepiColombo. The manoeuvre,... more
Geopolymer concrete: Building moon bases with astronaut urine and regolith  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The modules that the major space agencies plan to erect on the moon could incorporate an element contributed by the human colonizers themselves: the urea in their pee.... more
Hubble Snaps Stunning Image of NGC 4651  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a detailed image of a spiral galaxy called NGC 4651. NGC 4651 lies approximately 93... more
#SpaceConnectsUs replay  ESA · 1 week
Video: 00:00:00 Asteroid Day and the European Space Agency connected Europe and the world with astronauts, scientists and performers bringing a message of hope and support for those facing the global Coronavirus... more
The Latest: Space images show pollution down in Europe  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The European Space Agency has published new images showing the impact that lockdown measures related to the coronavirus are having on air pollution across Europe more
Russia's 2020 satellite launch programme hit by production halt: Roscosmos  REUTERS · 1 week
Russia's space agency Roscosmos said on Friday it would have to adjust its 2020 launch programme... more
Astronomers use slime mould to map the universe's largest structures  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The behaviour of one of nature's humblest creatures and archival data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are helping astronomers probe the largest structures in the Universe. more
Avio, exempt from Italy’s coronavirus lockdown, seeks reopening of French Guiana spaceport  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Since 60% of Avio’s revenue comes from manufacturing, the French government’s March 16 decision to suspend launches from the Guiana Space Center shouldn’t impact... more
The shutdown is clearing New York's air—but don't get too excited, geochemist says  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Vehicle travel, factories, and other air pollution sources are shutting down in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and satellites operated by... more
Supernova remnant W49B investigated with XMM-Newton  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Chinese astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft have investigated a luminous supernova remnant (SNR) known as W49B. Results of the new study, presented in a paper published March 16 on arXiv.org, shed more light on the properties... more
Commentary | Space and coronavirus…any connection?    SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
ESA Director Jan Woerner writes: "We have to accept that the spread of novel coronavirus is one of the negative consequences of... more
ESA puts four science missions on hold during pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The European Space Agency announced March 24 it is suspending regular operations of four of its missions, including... more
8 European spacecraft put in hibernation amid virus lockdown  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The European Space Agency said Tuesday that it is putting eight of its spacecraft into hibernation as it scales down operations during the coronavirus outbreak. more
ESA scales down science mission operations amid pandemic  ESA · 2 weeks
In response to the escalating coronavirus pandemic, ESA has decided to further reduce on-site personnel at its mission control centre... more
ESA to issue Call for Ideas for next Earth Explorer  ESA · 2 weeks
As part of the ongoing commitment to realise new satellite missions that advance our understanding of... more
NGC 4618: Hubble Spots Spiral Galaxy with Single Arm  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of an unusual spiral galaxy called NGC... more
Hubble Space Telescope Spots Quasar Tsunamis  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Quasars are the ultra-bright cores of distant active galaxies. These objects are among the most distant and luminous objects known. Their central engines are... more
Image: Hubble gazes at fluffy-looking galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 4237. Located about 60 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair), NGC 4237 is classified as a flocculent... more
Iron is everywhere in Earth's vicinity, suggest two decades of Cluster data  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using over 18 years of data from ESA's Cluster mission, scientists have mapped the heavy metals in the space surrounding Earth, finding an unexpected... more
ESA Mission Control adjusts to coronavirus conditions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Responsible for spacecraft orbiting Earth, the Sun and exploring the Solar System, teams at ESA's ESOC mission control deal with in-flight challenges every day, from faulty hardware, problematic software and hazardous space debris to... more
On the origin of massive stars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This scene of stellar creation, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, sits near the outskirts of the famous Tarantula Nebula. This cloud of gas and dust, as well as the many young and massive stars... more
Mission Control adjusts to coronavirus conditions  ESA · 3 weeks
Responsible for spacecraft orbiting Earth, the Sun and exploring the Solar System, teams at ESA’s mission control deal with in-flight challenges every day, from... more
Coronavirus and ESA’s duty of care  ESA · 3 weeks
With significant developments in the coronavirus situation and recent directives in our host nations, ESA has taken steps ensure the operation of its critical... more
New inventions putting squeeze on satellite data  ESA · 3 weeks
The smarter space missions become, the more ‘housekeeping’ data they generate. In theory, this is good news, enabling greater oversight for ground... more
The mission to build a reusable launcher for Europe  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The race is on to develop a European reusable rocket that can ensure Europe's autonomous and cost-effective access to space while increasing the sustainability of launches. more
Image: Hubble investigates hungry galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The subject of this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a spiral galaxy named NGC 1589, was once the scene of a violent bout of cosmic hunger pangs. As astronomers looked on, a poor, hapless star... more
Hubble Spots Flocculent Spiral Galaxy: NGC 4237  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of the central region of the spiral galaxy NGC 4237. NGC... more
European Gateway experiment will monitor radiation in deep space  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The first science experiments that will be hosted on the Gateway, the international research outpost orbiting the moon, have been selected by ESA and NASA. Europe's contribution will monitor radiation... more
European Gateway experiment will monitor radiation in deep space  ESA · 3 weeks
The first science experiments that will be hosted on the Gateway, the international research outpost orbiting the Moon,... more
Press briefing on ExoMars  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:45:56 Replay of a press briefing on ExoMars, held on 12 March 2020. Replay of a press briefing on ExoMars, held on 12 March 2020. Participants were... more
Europe-Russia delay mission to find life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A joint Russian-European expedition to find life on Mars has been postponed for two years, the Russian and European space agencies said Thursday, citing the novel coronavirus and multiple technical issues. more
ExoMars to take off for the red planet in 2022  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos Space Corporation have decided to postpone the launch of the second ExoMars mission to study the Red Planet to 2022. more
Joint Russian-European Mars mission postponed over coronavirus  REUTERS · 3 weeks
A joint Russian-European mission to send a rover to Mars has been postponed by two years because its final phase has been... more
ExoMars to take off for the Red Planet in 2022  ESA · 3 weeks
Press Release N° 6–2020 The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos Space Corporation have decided to postpone the launch of the second ExoMars mission to study the... more
Heads of ESA and Roscosmos discuss future of ExoMars  ESA · 3 weeks
On 12 March ESA Director General Jan Wörner and Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin will meet by videoconference... more
Printing a telescope for space  ESA · 3 weeks
This weirdly organic item is the answer to an engineering question: how to take the maximum benefit from 3D printing to produce a highly demanding item... more
Mars Express Sees Intriguing Geological Features in Moreux Crater  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has captured stunning images of Moreux crater, a... more
Image: The foam-coarsening experiment aboard the ISS  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Another fluid experiment joins long running research on foam stability on the International Space Station. The Foam-Coarsening experiment, developed by Airbus for ESA, is scheduled to be activated this month in the Fluid Science... more
Image: Hubble spies galactic traffic jam  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The barred spiral galaxy NGC 3887, seen here as viewed by the Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, lies over 60 million light-years away from us in the southern constellation of Crater... more
Eye spy a foam  ESA · 4 weeks
Image: Another fluid experiment joins long running research on foam stability on the International Space Station. The Foam-Coarsening experiment, developed by Airbus for ESA, is scheduled to be... more
Lunar Gateway: Earth’s guard post against asteroids?  ESA · 4 weeks
Humankind’s next space outpost, the lunar Gateway, will serve as a staging point to reach the surface of the Moon. A new... more
Hubble Space Telescope Observes NGC 1589  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
NASA has released a stunning image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the central region of the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 1589.... more
Burned area trends in the Amazon similar to previous years  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Thousands of fires broke out in the Amazon last year—sparking an international media frenzy. A detailed analysis, using data from the European Space Agency's Climate Change Initiative, indicates... more
The dark dunes of Mars: Moreux crater  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Known for its wide swathes of rippling, textured, gently sloping dunes, the Terra Sabaea region on Mars is home to many fascinating geological features—including the prominent Moreux crater, the star of a new image... more
Burned area trends in the Amazon similar to previous years  ESA · 4 weeks
Thousands of fires broke out in the Amazon last year – sparking an international media frenzy.... more
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