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An ultraviolet instrument for ESA's Jupiter mission  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
An ultraviolet spectrograph (UVS) designed and built by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is the first scientific instrument to be delivered for integration onto the European Space Agency's Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft. Scheduled... more
This is how ESA telescope Euclid is going to visualize dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
How can you see something that's invisible? Well, with Euclid! This future ESA telescope will map the structure of the universe and teach us... more
CO2 tracking in space  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
CO2 concentrations in the air continue to rise rapidly, and a rapid reduction in man-made emissions is becoming increasingly important. In order to assess the effectiveness of political measures, timely and reliable emission levels are needed. However, current methods are... more
XMM-Newton Detects X-ray Superflare from Ultracool Dwarf  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 hours
Using data from the European Photon Imaging Camera (EPIC) onboard ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory, astronomers have detected for the first time a... more
Satellites for monitoring CO2 emissions  nanowerk · 11 hours
The European Space Agency ESA is working on the development of new satellites which will be able to determine CO2 emissions in the future. more
Image: Hubble fingerprints a galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is no stranger to spiral galaxies. The telescope has brought us some of the most beautiful images ever taken of our spiral neighbors—and the galaxy known as NGC 4689 is no exception. more
Hubble Space Telescope Views NGC 691  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the unbarred spiral galaxy NGC 691. NGC 691 lies approximately 125 million light-years... more
Solar Orbiter Sends Back First Science Data  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Solar Orbiter, a new collaborative mission between ESA and NASA to study our Sun, successfully launched on an Atlas V 411 rocket... more
ESA Start-up Competition seeks Europe’s brightest innovation stars  ESA · 6 days
ESA is calling on ambitious start-ups to join the new ESA Start-up Competition. This opportunity is open to entrepreneurs in... more
Using satellites and machine learning to protect food security in Eastern Africa  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For many African countries, lack of food is one of the most, pressing issues today. Dr. Catherine Nakalembe, Africa Program Lead for NASA Harvest,... more
New adventures in beds and baths for spaceflight  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA is expanding its bedrest program that allows researchers to study how human bodies react to living in space—without leaving their bed. more
New adventures in beds and baths for spaceflight  ESA · 1 week
ESA is expanding its bedrest programme that allows researchers to study how human bodies react to living in space –... more
Image: Hubble embraces spiral with open arms  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The spiral galaxy NGC 2008 sits center stage, its ghostly spiral arms spreading out toward us, in this image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. more
Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana  ESA · 1 week
Video: 00:08:18 Europe's Spaceport lies northeast of South America in French Guiana, an overseas department of France. This location near the equator enables the Ariane, Soyuz... more
Hubble Takes Closer Look at Stunning Spiral Galaxy: NGC 4689  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have photographed the central part of a spiral galaxy... more
Images: The two halves of Mars' whole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Mars is very much a world of two halves, as this new image from ESA's Mars Express highlights, showing where these dramatically different regions come together as one. more
Astronomers Discover Nearest-Known Newborn Gas Giant  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using data from ESA’s Gaia star-mapping satellite have discovered a newborn gaseous exoplanet closer to Earth than any other of similarly young age... more
Two halves of a whole  ESA · 2 weeks
Mars is very much a world of two halves, as this new image from ESA’s Mars Express highlights, showing where these dramatically different regions come together... more
Lagrange mission to provide solar warning  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:02:27 Earth’s magnetic field protects life on Earth from the intense radiation and titanic amounts of energetic material our Sun blasts in every... more
Asteroid experts catch final glimpse of Solar Orbiter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Last night, ESA's Planetary Defence team observed the rare moment in which an object escaped our planet's gravity, in contrast to their normal objects of study—potentially hazardous rocks that could strike it. more
Cork vs. reentry  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: The cork heat shield of ESA’s Qarman CubeSat burning away in simulated atmospheric reentry conditions, during ground testing.Due to be deployed next week from the International Space Station, Qarman (QubeSat... more
Asteroid experts catch final glimpse of Solar Orbiter  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: Last night, ESA’s Planetary Defence team observed the rare moment in which an object escaped our planet’s gravity, in... more
Camera provides view into Sun's polar regions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Solar Orbiter mission will use a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory-designed and -built heliospheric camera, known as SoloHI, to provide unique perspectives and unprecedented views of the Sun's North and South poles. The spacecraft,... more
Qarman CubeSat: Falling into a fireball  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This Wednesday 12 February, ESA's latest mission will enter the vacuum of space, not aboard a rocket but by being released from the International Space Station. The first task of the shoebox-sized Qarman CubeSat is simply... more
ESA's next sun mission will be shadow-casting pair  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After Solar Orbiter, ESA's next mission observing the sun will not be one spacecraft but two: the double satellites making up Proba-3 will fly in formation to cast an artificial solar eclipse,... more
Solar Orbiter launch highlights  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:01:57 Highlights from the preparation and liftoff of ESA’s Sun-exploring mission Solar Orbiter.Solar Orbiter lofted to space aboard the US Atlas V 411 rocket from NASA’s spaceport... more
Qarman CubeSat: falling into a fireball  ESA · 2 weeks
This Wednesday 12 February,  ESA’s latest mission will enter the vacuum of space, not aboard a rocket but by being released from the International... more
ESA's next Sun mission will be shadow-casting pair  ESA · 2 weeks
After Solar Orbiter, ESA’s next mission observing the Sun will not be one spacecraft but two: the double satellites making... more
Hubble Snaps Beautiful Image of NGC 2008  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured a stunning image of the spiral galaxy NGC 2008. NGC 2008 was discovered... more
Solar Orbiter set to launch in mission to reveal Sun's secrets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The US-European Solar Orbiter probe launches Sunday night from Florida on a voyage to deepen our understanding of the Sun and how it shapes the space... more
Solar Orbiter blasts off to capture 1st look at sun's poles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Europe and NASA's Solar Orbiter rocketed into space Sunday night on an unprecedented mission to capture the first pictures of the sun's elusive poles. more
Solar Orbiter launch replay  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:00:00 Watch a replay of the launch of Solar Orbiter, ESA’s new Sun-exploring spacecraft, which will look at our parent star from a completely new perspective. The... more
Liftoff for Solar Orbiter, ESA’s mission to face the Sun up close  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission lifted off on an Atlas V 411 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 05:03 CET on 10 February on its mission... more
Solar Orbiter liftoff  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:00:00 ESA’s new Sun-exploring mission Solar Orbiter lofted to space aboard the US Atlas V 411 rocket from NASA’s spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida at 04:03 GMT (05:03 CET)... more
Orbiter set to launch in mission to reveal Sun's secrets  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The European Space Agency is set to embark upon one of its most ambitious projects to date, with the launch late Sunday from Florida's Cape Canaveral of its... more
Solar Orbiter roll out  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: The US Atlas V 411 rocket with ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft inside rolled out ahead of launch at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday 8 February... more
Solar Orbiter at the launch pad  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: The US Atlas V 411 rocket with ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft inside rolled out ahead of launch at Kennedy Space Center in Florida... more
Luca speaks with European media  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:00:00 Media had their first opportunity to ask questions of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano in Europe on Saturday 8 February 2020 – just two days... more
ESA’s Technology Transfer and Patent Office  ESA · 2 weeks
Our missionIt takes inventiveness to design for space. The new technologies, systems and know-how making ESA missions possible often hold much wider potential in... more
Polar Express: New Spacecraft Will Explore Elusive Parts Of The Sun  NPR · 3 weeks
The Solar Orbiter, a new mission from the European Space Agency and NASA, was designed to give us our first look at the sun's poles and... more
Solar Orbiter set to reveal Sun's secrets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The European Space Agency will embark upon one of its most ambitious projects to date Sunday when its Solar Orbiter probe launches from Florida's Cape Canaveral bound for the Sun. more
Watch live: Solar Orbiter pre-launch briefings  ESA · 3 weeks
Watch live: Solar Orbiter pre-launch briefings Watch ESA Web TV for the Solar Orbiter pre-launch press event, live from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in... more
Five things we're going to learn from Europe's Solar Orbiter mission  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
At 23.03 (local time) on Sunday 9 February, Europe's newest mission to study the sun is set to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, US.... more
Watch live: Luca speaks with European media  ESA · 3 weeks
Just two days after landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan, watch live as ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano shares his spaceflight experiences with... more
Space station to forge ultra-fast connections  ESA · 3 weeks
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station plan to install a high-speed radio link to enable almost real-time connections with Earth.The upgrade to the ESA... more
Here comes the Sun!  ESA · 3 weeks
After months of intense simulation training, two delays at the launch pad and a dress rehearsal, the Solar Orbiter control teams at ESA’s mission control are ready for... more
Luca Parmitano: back from Beyond  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:13:00 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano returned from his second long-duration mission to the International Space Station, known as ‘Beyond’, on 6 February 2020. In this... more
A perfect blur – First image by exoplanet watcher Cheops  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA’s exoplanet-observer Cheops acquired the first image of its initial target star, following the successful telescope... more
Cheops image of its first target star  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: Image of HD 70843, the star chosen as the first target for Cheops, ESA’s Characterising ExOPlanet Satellite. The star, located around... more
A new life for AMS  CERN · 3 weeks
A new life for AMS Thomas Hortala thortala Thu, 02/06/2020 - 12:20 The voyage of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and his colleagues Alexander Skvortsov and Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station (ISS) ended this morning, as their... more
Watch Solar Orbiter launch live  ESA · 3 weeks
Watch the launch of ESA’s new powerful Sun explorer, Solar Orbiter, on ESA Web TV on Monday 10 February from 03:36 GMT (04:36 CET). more
Solar Orbiter: Ready for launch  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The fairing of the US Atlas V 411 rocket with ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft inside at the Astrotech payload processing facility near Kennedy Space Center in Florida during launch preparations on 21 January 2020. more
Luca emerges from Soyuz MS-13  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano emerges from the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft after landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan at 09:12 GMT (10:12 CET), 6 February 2020.Luca... more
Luca Parmitano: return to Earth  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:01:30 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano touched down in the Kazakh Steppe at 09:12 GMT (10:12 CET), 6 February 2020 after his second six-month mission on... more
Record-breaking spacewalker returns from orbit  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano returned to Earth today alongside NASA astronaut Christina Koch and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, marking the end of his second six-month International... more
Solar Orbiter: Ready for launch  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: The fairing of the US Atlas V 411 rocket with ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft inside at the Astrotech payload processing facility near Kennedy Space Center... more
Ready for launch  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: The fairing of the US Atlas V 411 rocket with ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft inside at the Astrotech payload processing facility near Kennedy Space Center in Florida during launch... more
Solar Orbiter integrated into rocket fairing  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft being encapsulated into the fairing of the US Atlas V 411 rocket at the Astrotech payload processing facility near... more
Solar Orbiter packed for launch  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: ESA’s new Sun-observing spacecraft Solar Orbiter inside the fairing of the US Atlas V 411 rocket at the Astrotech payload processing facility near Kennedy Space... more
Solar Orbiter encapsulated into rocket fairing  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft being encapsulated into the fairing of the US Atlas V 411 rocket at the Astrotech payload processing facility near... more
The science behind and beyond Luca's mission  ESA · 3 weeks
As ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano marks his 200 days in space as part of his Beyond mission, it is time to pack... more
Space key to wetland conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Wetlands worldwide are vanishing at an alarming rate. New maps produced by ESA's GlobWetland Africa project show how satellite observations can be used for the effective use and management of wetlands in Africa. more
First time controlling two spacecraft with one dish  ESA · 3 weeks
For the first time, an ESA deep space antenna has sent commands to two ESA spacecraft, simultaneously, at the Red... more
Sunstorm ready for sunlight  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: Sunstorm, ESA’s latest technology CubeSat, seen undergoing a tabletop test deployment of its power-giving solar arrays, in preparation for its space weather detection missionCubeSats are miniaturised satellites... more
European Space Agency director Woerner not seeking extension to term  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
European Space Agency Director General Jan Woerner is understood to not be seeking an extension to... more
Space key to wetland conservation  ESA · 3 weeks
Wetlands worldwide are vanishing at an alarming rate. New maps produced by ESA’s GlobWetland Africa project show how satellite observations can be used for the effective... more
Fit for space – survival training  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:05:59 In the third episode of our ‘Fit for space’ training series, ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer explains how astronauts learn to survive on... more
Watch live – Luca returns to Earth  ESA · 3 weeks
After six months on the International Space Station and just over four as commander, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will return to Earth... more
ESA’s missions to the Sun  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:03:00 ESA’s new Sun-explorer, Solar Orbiter, will capture close-up images of never before seen regions of our parent star, including the poles, and study the... more
3D-printed block of moondust  ESA · 4 weeks
Image: The hollow cell structure of this 1.5 tonne block, 3D printed from simulated lunar dust, let it combine strength with low weight, like bird bones.The building block... more
Image: Hubble spies bar, baby stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The galaxy depicted in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is a barred spiral known as NGC 7541, in the constellation of Pisces (the Fishes).  more
From Antarctica to space: Telemedicine at the limit  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
ESA is working with Argentina to test telemedicine device Tempus Pro in the harsh conditions of Antarctica as Europe prepares for its next phase of human exploration in space. more
Solar Orbiter operations simulations  ESA · 4 weeks
Video: 00:03:15 ESA's Solar Orbiter is getting ready for its launch on an Atlas V rocket provided by NASA and operated by United Launch Alliance from Cape Canaveral,... more
From Antarctica to space: telemedicine at the limit  ESA · 4 weeks
ESA is working with Argentina to test telemedicine device Tempus Pro in the harsh conditions of Antarctica as Europe prepares... more
Solar Orbiter mission to track the sun's active regions, improve space weather prediction  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Our understanding of space weather, its origin on the sun, and its progression and threat to Earth, comes with critical gaps—gaps that... more
Video: Intense 'Beyond' mission for Luca  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Italian ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will return to Earth 6 February 2020, following his second long-duration mission on the International Space Station (ISS). more
Solar Orbiter launch to the Sun  ESA · 4 weeks
Video: 00:02:27 ESA’s Solar Orbiter mission takes a closer look at the Sun than any European satellite before. The sophisticated probe, carrying ten instruments... more
Cheops launch preparations  ESA · 4 weeks
Video: 00:03:14 This timelapse video shows the preparations for the launch of ESA’s Cheops, the Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The video spans about three... more
Intense ‘Beyond’ mission for Luca  ESA · 4 weeks
Video: 00:04:30 Italian ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will return to Earth 6 February 2020, following his second long-duration mission on the International Space Station (ISS).Luca’s mission... more
Cheops opens its eye to the sky  ESA · 4 weeks
Six weeks after the launch of Cheops, ESA’s Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, the telescope cover was opened as part of the mission’s in-orbit... more
Sentinel-6 satellite renamed in honour of renowned US scientist  ESA · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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 · 4 weeks
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
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