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Fake plastic atoms  ESA · 14 hours
Our world is made of atoms and molecules, but even with the most powerful microscopes we can only see snapshots, never how they move and interact with each other. To... more
Gaming with Galileo: New Android smartphone apps published  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Use Europe's satellite navigation system to seek treasure in virtual mazes or 'see' Galileos as they cross the sky above you: two new Android smartphone apps based on Galileo are now available... more
ESA paves way for new space transport services  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Imagine moving satellites to higher orbits, collecting space debris, and dedicated launches for small satellites. These are the winning entries of ESA's call for ideas on new commercial space transportation services. more
Technology strategy  ESA · 18 hours
30% faster mission development, 30% faster harnessing of new technologies, boosting cost efficiency and cutting space debris: ESA's Technology Strategy for Space19+ more
Winning ideas for new space transport services  ESA · 18 hours
Imagine moving satellites to higher orbits, collecting space debris, and dedicated launches for small satellites. These are the winning entries of ESA’s... more
Schoolkids invited to ESA’s Living Planet Symposium 2019  ESA · 20 hours
School classes can come on a journey around the planet, by attending the Open Days of ESA’s Living Planet Symposium... more
ESA’s 25 years of telecom: looking to the horizon  ESA · 21 hours
As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we have examined why it was set... more
ESA paves way for new space transport services  ESA · 21 hours
Imagine moving satellites to higher orbits, collecting space debris, and dedicated launches for small satellites. These are the winning entries... more
Gaming with Galileo: new Android smartphone apps published  ESA · 2 days
Use Europe’s satellite navigation system to seek treasure in virtual mazes or ‘see’ Galileos as they cross the sky above... more
Climate threats  ESA · 2 days
ESA Euronews: Copernicus Sentinels study low-lying regions potentially threatened by sea-level rise more
Evergreen comet  ESA · 2 days
Comet 46P/Wirtanen, the original target of ESA’s Rosetta mission, is visiting our skies this December more
Hubble goes deep  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
This image from the Hubble Deep UV (HDUV) Legacy Survey encompasses 12,000 star-forming galaxies in a part of the constellation Fornax known as the GOODS-South field. With the addition of ultraviolet light imagery, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope... more
Prometheus: Testing of the Future LOx-Methane Engine Demonstrator Begins  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Exactly one year after the signing of the Prometheus demonstrator development contract between the European Space Agency (ESA)... more
Hubble Finds Fast-Evaporating Warm Neptune: GJ 3470b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Extrasolar ‘Neptunes’ are exoplanets with masses and radii similar to those of the ice giants in the Solar System. In 2015, astronomers... more
Inspiring the next generation of space doctors  ESA · 5 days
A group of 21 budding space medicine experts gathered at ESA’s astronaut centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, in November for two days... more
Update from ESA Council, December 2018  ESA · 5 days
The ESA Council held its 277th meeting at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt on 12 and 13 December 2018. more
The Universe of Gaia  ESA · 6 days
A taste of the exciting science that is being performed using data from ESA’s Gaia star surveyor, delving into the formation history of our Milky Way more
An astronaut returns to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on 20 December. After more than six months living and working on the International Space Station, their Soyuz is expected... more
New ESA Kids blasts off!  ESA · 6 days
ESA Education office is proud to launch the new and improved ESA Kids website, the online home of our Mascot, Paxi more
New and improved ESA Kids website  ESA · 6 days
The ESA Education office is proud to launch the new and improved ESA Kids website, the online home of Paxi, the ESA Education mascot.... more
An astronaut returns to Earth  ESA · 6 days
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on Thursday 20 December. After more than six... more
Riccardo Giacconi (1931–2018)  ESA · 1 week
ESA is saddened to hear of the passing of Professor Riccardo Giacconi, Nobel laureate and pioneer of X-ray astronomy, on 9 December at the age of 87. more
Learning from Lunar Lights  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Every few hours observing the Moon, ESA’s ‘NELIOTA’ project discovers a brilliant flash of light across its surface – the result of an object hurtling through space and... more
Hubble Captures Striking New Image of Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 100  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the core and the innermost parts of the spiral arms of a spiral galaxy... more
Ariane 6 on the Way to Flight  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
This has been an intense year for Ariane 6 development, with progress boosted across Europe: plants are manufacturing new parts using novel... more
Learning from lunar lights  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Every few hours observing the moon, ESA's 'NELIOTA' project discovers a brilliant flash of light across its surface – the result of an object hurtling through space and striking our unprotected rocky neighbour at vast speed. Based at the Kryoneri... more
Learning from lunar lights  ESA · 2 weeks
Every few hours observing the Moon, ESA’s ‘NELIOTA’ project discovers a brilliant flash of light across its surface – the result of an object hurtling through space and... more
Greenland ice loss quickening  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster. more
China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon's far side  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as... more
BepiColombo Now Firing on All Cylinders  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight. On Sunday, BepiColombo... more
Greenland ice loss quickening  ESA · 2 weeks
Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster. more
ESA expands climate dataset portfolio  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA has added nine new projects to its flagship climate initiative as part of ongoing efforts to systematically observe and collect data in support of the... more
Space weather 'piggyback'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The first ESA-funded space weather monitoring instrument was launched on 4 December 2018, hitching a ride on South Korea's new geostationary satellite, GEO-KOMPSAT-2A – the Geostationary Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite-2A. more
Space weather 'piggyback'  ESA · 2 weeks
Operations image of the week: An ESA-funded instrument is now in orbit on a South Korean satellite, helping boost Europe’s space weather information network more
Ariane 5 Delivers GSAT-11 and Geo-Kompsat-2A Satellites into Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the GSAT-11 and Geo-Kompsat-2A satellites into their planned orbits. Liftoff... more
Thales Alenia Space to build four radar satellites for South Korea  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
WASHINGTON — European satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space said Dec. 5 it signed separate... more
BepiColombo now firing on all cylinders  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight. more
BepiColombo now firing on all cylinders  ESA · 2 weeks
BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight. more
SpaceNews award for ESA  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA was named ‘Government Agency of the Year’ in the recent SpaceNews Awards for Excellence and Innovation. SpaceNews honours excellence and innovation among space professionals, companies, programmes and... more
ESA team blasts Intel's new AI chip with radiation at CERN  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An ESA-led team subjected Intel's new Myriad 2 artificial intelligence chip to one of the most energetic radiation beams available on Earth. This test of its... more
No planet B  ESA · 2 weeks
From 400 km above planet Earth, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has a message for COP24 more
An Artificial Proba-2 View of the Solar North Pole  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
We’ve sent numerous missions into space to study the Sun; past and present solar explorers include ESA’s Proba-2... more
ESEO student satellite successfully launched to space  ESA · 2 weeks
Today, ESEO, the European Student Earth Orbiter by ESA, was successfully launched into space, and teams from ten European universities are eagerly waiting... more
These Astronaut Photos of a Soyuz Launch from Space Are Just Incredible!  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The International Space Station offers an unbelievably cool perspective on rocket launches, as European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst proved with three incredible photographs... more
An artificial Proba-2 view of the solar north pole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
We've sent numerous missions into space to study the Sun; past and present solar explorers include ESA's Proba-2 (PRoject for OnBoard Autonomy 2) and SOHO (SOlar Heliospheric Observatory) probes, NASA's... more
Solar poles  ESA · 2 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: To explore the Sun’s mysterious polar regions, scientists create innovative artificial images such as this one from ESA’s Proba-2 more
ESA's 25 years of telecom: Today's challenges and opportunities  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As ESA's umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the... more
A message from Mars  ESA · 3 weeks
With this radio, ESA's gas detecting spacecraft in orbit around Mars is waiting to catch signals from InSight, the latest inhabitant of the Red Planet, and then relay... more
Signals from Mars' surface  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA's gas detecting spacecraft in orbit around Mars is waiting to catch signals from InSight, the latest inhabitant of the Red Planet, and relay this data from an alien world back to Earth more
Tackling drought issues for food security  ESA · 3 weeks
This summer’s drought is a harsh reminder of how unusual weather can cause havoc for farmers – even in a rich part of the... more
Climate from Space art competition  ESA · 3 weeks
Are you an artist with an interest in Earth observation and the climate? Do you fancy a three-month visiting artist post at ESA’s establishment in the... more
Image: Robotic hopper  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This walking and hopping robot is currently being tested in ESA's Mars Yard. more
Enormous dwarf satellite galaxy of Milky Way discovered  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using data from ESA's Gaia spacecraft, astronomers have discovered a new Milky Way satellite in the constellation Antlia. The newly found dwarf galaxy, named Antlia 2, is several times larger when compared... more
New ultra-luminous X-ray pulsar discovered  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's NuSTAR space telescopes, a team of astronomers from Germany has detected a new ultra-luminous pulsar in the galaxy NGC 300. The finding of this pulsar, which received designation NGC 300 ULX1, is detailed... more
ESA’s 25 years of telecom: today’s challenges and opportunities  ESA · 3 weeks
As ESA’s umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set... more
ArianeGroup names new CEO  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
European rocket builder ArianeGroup has named Airbus Defence and Space head of operations André-Hubert Roussel to replace Alain Charmeau as CEO starting Jan. 1. SpaceNews.com more
Focus on Vega developments  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Vega is proving its reliability. Based on this heritage, ESA and European industry are building new elements that will increase Vega's performance, capabilities and flexibility from mid-2019. more
Cheops Mission Launch Window Announced  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, will target October 15 to November 14, 2019 for launch. Cheops will lift off on a Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace... more
Shaping the surface of Mars with water, wind and ice  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
ESA's Mars Express has imaged an intriguing part of the Red Planet's surface: a rocky, fragmented, furrowed escarpment lying at the boundary of the northern and southern hemisphere. more
ESA lends a hand at Mars  ESA · 4 weeks
The Red Planet will receive its first new resident in six years on Monday when NASA’s InSight lander touches down, aiming to investigate the... more
Video: Mimicking launch  ESA · 4 weeks
Watch the upper stage of Europe’s future Vega-C experiencing the vibrations of launch on board ESA’s powerful Quad shaker more
Rising to the challenge: Winning idea headed to space  ESA · 4 weeks
The annual Space Exploration Masters is a competition to stimulate innovation in all aspects of space exploration. One... more
Focus on Vega developments  ESA · 4 weeks
Vega is proving its reliability. Based on this heritage, ESA and European industry are building new elements that will increase Vega’s performance, capabilities and flexibility from mid-2019. more
From Gamma Rays to X-rays: New Method Pinpoints Previously Unnoticed Pulsar Emission  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Based on a new theoretical model, a team of scientists explored the rich data archive of ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra space observatories to... more
Keeping an eye on InSight  ESA · 4 weeks
On Monday, ESA's majestic, 35-metre deep space antenna in Australia will contact NASA's InSight mission, currently preparing to touchdown on Mars more
Climate analysis toolbox updated  ESA · 4 weeks
An update to ESA’s climate analysis toolbox that combines information collected from numerous satellite missions is now available, and can supercharge climate-change research studies for scientists and degree-level... more
From gamma rays to X-rays: New method pinpoints previously unnoticed pulsar emission  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Based on a new theoretical model, a team of scientists explored the rich data archive of ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra space observatories to... more
Shaping the surface of Mars with water, wind and ice  ESA · 4 weeks
ESA’s Mars Express has imaged an intriguing part of the Red Planet’s surface: a rocky, fragmented,... more
European Vega Rocket Launches Moroccan Satellite Into Orbit  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
A European Vega rocket launched into space Tuesday (Nov. 20) to deliver a new Earth-observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco. more
Video: Longest continual time lapse from space  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Since the very first module Zarya launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 20 November 1998, the International Space Station has delivered a whole new perspective on this planet we call home. Join us as we... more
Space Talks at Frankfurt Airport  ESA · 4 weeks
Throughout November, Europe has been talking space in a series of grassroots events sweeping across the continent. To mark the grand finale of the European Space... more
3D printing skin, bone and body parts under study for future astronauts  ESA · 4 weeks
Astronauts venturing deep into space could receive medical treatments using 3D-printed skin, bone and – one day – entire organs, according to a leading... more
Powerful new map depicts environmental degradation across Earth  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Geographers have created a new world map showing dramatic changes in land use over the last quarter century. Researchers turned high-resolution satellite images from the European Space Agency into one of the... more
Hubble Spots Young, Massive Globular Cluster NGC 1866  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Globular clusters are densely packed, spherical collections of several hundred thousand stars. They are among the oldest known objects in... more
A job and a half for first Eurostar Neo mission  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
ESA's Neosat platform developed with Airbus – Eurostar Neo – has found its first mission; supplying two satellites for a role currently being performed by three. more
Euclid progresses with primary mirror delivery  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In order to observe billions of faint galaxies and investigate the nature of the dark Universe, ESA's pioneering Euclid mission will require state-of-the-art optics. The first optical element to be delivered, the telescope's primary mirror (M1),... more
Young Graduate Trainees  ESA · 4 weeks
We are looking for more than 100 bright minds to join our team. Apply now - your path to space begins at ESA! more
Image: Hubble hooks a cosmic jellyfish  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
At first glance, a bright blue crescent immediately jumps out of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image. Is it a bird? A plane? Evidence of extraterrestrial life? No—it's a galaxy. more
A job and a half for first Eurostar Neo mission  ESA · 4 weeks
ESA’s Neosat platform developed with Airbus – Eurostar Neo – has found its first mission; supplying... more
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