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Study started for bacteria-free space missions  ESA · 5 hours
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 · 5 hours
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 · 10 hours
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 · 1 day
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 · 2 days
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 · 2 days
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano installs the BioRock experiment on the International Space Station more
Hubble Spots Bipolar Planetary Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has delivered an unrivalled snapshot of the bipolar (two-lobed) planetary nebula NGC 2371/2. NGC 2371/2 is located approximately 4,300 light-years away... more
To boldly go, again!  ESA · 1 week
The award-winning Space Rocks returns to the indigo at The O2 in London on 21 September for another celebration of space science and engineering, along with the art,... more
Conceptual design ready for PLATO telescope simulator  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research designs and builds a space simulator to test and calibrate eight out of twenty-six cameras for ESA's next exoplanet hunter telescope, PLATO. The conceptual design is now complete.... more
First DJ in space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano made space (and music) history on 13 August when he broadcast the first DJ music set from orbit, performing to an audience of over 3000 people as part of the BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition. more
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Had Tiny, Temporary Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astrophotographer Jacint Roger has spotted a small object in a sequence of images of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft on October 21, 2015.... more
First DJ in space  ESA · 1 week
In partnership with Big City Beats, ESA's Luca Parmitano rocks Ibiza from orbit more
The first DJ in space  ESA · 1 week
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano made space (and music) history on 13 August when he broadcast the first DJ music set from orbit, performing to an audience... more
Image: Small object spotted orbiting 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Last week marked five years since ESA's Rosetta probe arrived at its target, a comet named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (or 67P/C-G). Tomorrow, 13 August, it will be four years since the comet, escorted by Rosetta, reached its perihelion—the... more
ESA confirms second ExoMars parachute test failure  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The European Space Agency said Aug. 12 that another test of the parachutes that will be used on the ExoMars 2020 lander... more
Hubble Captures Beautiful Planetary Nebula Image  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a stunning image of NGC 2022, a vast orb of gas in space, cast off by an... more
Hubble Snaps Super-Sharp Image of Jupiter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope obtained a detailed image of Jupiter on June 27, 2019, when the gas giant was approximately 400 million miles... more
Hubble showcases new portrait of Jupiter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals the intricate, detailed beauty of Jupiter's clouds in this new image taken on 27 June 2019. It features the planet's trademark Great Red Spot and a more intense colour palette... more
Dark meets light on Mars  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s Mars Express has captured the cosmic contrast of Terra Cimmeria, a region in the southern highlands of Mars marked by impact craters, water-carved valleys, and... more
Use of emotional support animals growing in popularity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Animals can provide emotional support to humans. Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are gaining popularity across the globe, and today, they’re showing up more in places that were previously labeled as animal-free. more
Satellites for Intelsat, European lasercomm launch on Arianespace rocket  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The Ariane 5 took off at 3:30 p.m. Eastern from Europe’s Guiana Space Center in South America, carrying... more
Two weeks of science and Beyond  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Over two weeks have flown by since ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station for his second six-month stay in orbit. His arrival, alongside NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and Roscosmos Soyuz commander... more
Two weeks of science and Beyond  ESA · 2 weeks
Over two weeks have flown by since ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station for his second six-month stay in... more
A sphere of colour  ESA · 2 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: Intriguing detail is visible in this close-up shot of the Sun from ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre more
Give your journey a boost  ESA · 3 weeks
Orion will take humans farther into space than ever before, powered by ESA's European Service Module. Get your Orion ESM T-shirt to give your journey a... more
ESA evaluates data from Iceye, Planet and Spire Global  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The European Space Agency announced plans July 29 to evaluate data from Iceye’s radar satellite constellation, Planet’s electro... more
Washed up: Sargassum blankets beaches  ESA · 3 weeks
Over the last month, massive quantities of the Sargassum seaweed have been washing up on the shores of Mexico, Florida in the US and some Caribbean... more
Image: Hubble snaps a galactic potpourri of particles  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Every now and then, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope glimpses a common object—say, a spiral galaxy—in an interesting or unusual way. A sharply angled perspective, such as the one shown in this... more
Mars sample return mission plans begin to take shape  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
While neither NASA nor ESA has yet to give formal approval, or funding, for missions to return samples... more
Europe prepares for Mars courier  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The first round-trip to the Red Planet will see a European orbiter bringing martian samples back to Earth. ESA is opening the door to industry to build the spacecraft that will deliver the precious rocks, dust and gas... more
Satellite-connected tags set to boost marine conservation  ESA · 4 weeks
Four tiger sharks have been tagged with a new device that will help conservationists to conduct detailed analysis of their migrations over... more
CERN and ESA forge closer ties with cooperation protocol  CERN · 4 weeks
CERN and ESA forge closer ties with cooperation protocol achintya Thu, 07/25/2019 - 16:05   A new collaboration... more
Thanks, Gaia: Astronomers spy Europa blocking distant star  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
On 31 March 2017, Jupiter's moon Europa passed in front of a background star—a rare event that was captured for the first time by ground-based telescopes thanks to data provided by ESA's... more
Europe prepares for Mars courier  ESA · 4 weeks
The first round-trip to the Red Planet will see a European orbiter bringing martian samples back to Earth. ESA is opening the door to industry to... more
Image: Recovering burn scars in Argentina  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
ESA minisatellite Proba-V's ongoing view shows the rapid regeneration of South American grasslands from wildfire burn scars. more
Astronomers observe the awakening of a Be/X-ray binary  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Using ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope, astronomers have spotted bright X-ray outbursts emitted by a Be/X-ray binary known as A0538−66. The discovery marks the ending of an over three-decade-long period of quiescence of... more
How black holes shape galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Data from ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has revealed how supermassive black holes shape their host galaxies with powerful winds that sweep away interstellar matter. more
NASA delivers hardware for ESA dark energy mission  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The European Space Agency's Euclid mission, set to launch in 2022, will investigate two of the biggest mysteries in modern astronomy: dark matter and dark energy. A team of NASA engineers recently... more
Second laser boosts Aeolus power  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
ESA's Aeolus satellite, which carries the world's first space Doppler wind lidar, has been delivering high-quality global measurements of Earth's wind since it was launched almost a year ago. However, part of the instrument, the laser transmitter, has... more
Italian team to build satellite for European Commission’s Govsatcom project  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
The Italian Space Agency on July 23 kick-started development of a communications satellite that Italy will... more
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