European Space Agency

Hubble Goes Deep

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...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Polls, Galaxies, Space, Constellations, NASA

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Every Few Hours There’s A Flash Of Light Coming From The Moon. Another Impact.

The ESA's NELIOTA project is busy monitoring the dark side of the Moon for impact flashes, which could tell us more about the risk of asteroids hitting Earth. The post Every Few Hours There’s a Flash of Light Coming From the Moon. Another...
Related topics: Moon, Space, Asteroids

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Esa’s Neliota Project, ‘the World’s Largest Eye On The Moon,’ Has Just Been Extended

In February, 2015, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a project called NELIOTA, aimed at studying small near-Earth objects, such as meteoroids, asteroids, and comets. The goal of this endeavor was to track how many of these small celestial...
Related topics: Moon, Space, Asteroids, Comets

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Mercury-bound Bepicolombo Is About To Start Using The Most Powerful Ion Engines Ever Sent To Space

A handful of spacecraft have used ion engines to reach their destinations, but none have been as powerful as the engines on the BepiColombo spacecraft. BepiColombo is a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace...
Related topics: Spacecrafts

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Learning From Lunar Lights

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...
Related topics: Moon, Space

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Greenland Ice Loss Quickening

Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster.
Related topics: Satellites, Space

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Space Weather 'piggyback'

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.
Related topics: Space, Satellites

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Esa Releases First Ever Photo Of Sun's North Pole

Despite multiple missions previously sent out to study the solar surface, the polar parts of the star’s nuclear furnace have largely remained a mystery, as the missions either travelled along the equator, without leaving the ecliptic plane, or,...
Related topics: Science Photos, Sun

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Esa's Spacebok Is Training For Missions In Space

Students from two Swiss universities designed SpaceBok, a quadruped robot being trained for missions to Mars and the moon. Read more...More about Space, Mars, Moon, Students, and Training
Related topics: Space, Robots, Mars, Moon

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Esa Team Blasts Intel's New Ai Chip With Radiation At Cern

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 suitability to fly in space took place at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear...
Related topics: Intel, CERN

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Nasa’s Adorable Space Station Ai Had An Emotional Meltdown In His Debut

It's been many months since the European Space Agency announced that it was building an AI for testing aboard the International Space Station. Named "CIMON" (short for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion), the digital helper is finally up and running...
Related topics: NASA, Space, International Space Station

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These Astronaut Photos Of A Soyuz Launch From Space Are Just Incredible!

The International Space Station offers an unbelievably cool perspective on rocket launches, as European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst proved with three incredible photographs of a crewed launch that took place today (Dec. 3).
Related topics: Astronaut, Science Photos, International Space Station, Space

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Free-floating Ai Robot Gets Huffy With Astronaut During International Space Station Interaction

A free-floating robotic face says “Be nice, please,” to European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst in a video released by the ESA on Friday. The video marked the crew's first official interaction between CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile...
Related topics: Robots, Astronaut, International Space Station, Space, Science Videos

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Earth’s Atmosphere Is Leaking Into Space, So Nasa Is Launching Two Rockets To Investigate Why

Earth’s atmosphere is slowly leaking into space, losing gaseous material at an average rate of around 90 tons per day. However, there’s no reason to fret. According to the European Space Agency, Earth’s atmosphere weighs around...
Related topics: Space, NASA

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Esa's 25 Years Of Telecom: Today's Challenges And Opportunities

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 opportunities and challenges that both face today, and what the future...

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Researchers Discover A New Dwarf Galaxy Orbiting The Milky Way

A Strange New Galaxy An unusual, enormous, and ancient dwarf galaxy looms near the Milky Way, 424,000 light-years away from Earth in the Antlia constellation, a new study found using data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia...
Related topics: Scientific Discoveries, Space, Milky Way, Constellations, Spacecrafts

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Rolling, Hopping Robots Explore Earthly Analogs Of Distant Planets

Before we send any planet-trotting robot to explore the landscape of Mars or Venus, we need to test it here on Earth. Two such robotic platforms being developed for future missions are undergoing testing at European Space Agency facilities: one that...
Related topics: Robots, Space, Mars

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Image: Robotic Hopper

This walking and hopping robot is currently being tested in ESA's Mars Yard.
Related topics: Robots, Mars, Space

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A Double Win In The Dusky Gopher Frog Case

By a vote of 8-0 (Justice Kavanaugh did not participate), the Supreme Court today gave a rational reading of both the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and its own power to review administrative agency actions. The decision in Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish &...
Related topics: Endangered Species Act

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Watch: This Is The Longest Continuous Time-lapse Shot From Space

Take two trips around the Earth — in 15 minutes. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander Alexander Gerst recently captured the longest continuous timelapse from space. The glorious […] The post...
Related topics: International Space Station, Space, Astronaut

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