European Space Agency

Europe's New Space Mission To Uncover 'truths' On Climate Change

TRUTHS would use state-of-the-art technology to precisely measure Earth's so-called "radiation budget."The new technology would also help calibrate instruments aboard existing satellites.The European Space Agency and UK Space Agency are expected to...
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Rosetta Saw The Building Blocks Of Life On Comet 67p

Why is there so little nitrogen in Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P)? That’s a question scientists asked themselves when they looked at the data from the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft. In fact, it’s a question they ask themselves...
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Hubble Shares Photo Of Massive Galaxy On Collision Course With Milk Way

NASA and the European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope recently shared a detailed image of the massive galaxy that’s expected to collide with Earth’s neighborhood. According to scientific reports, the collision between the galaxies will...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Science Photos, Galaxies, Space, NASA

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Esa Scientists Want To Make Air Out Of Moondust

The ESA's new prototype plant is producing air out of simulated moondust. (Photo Credit: ESA) The moon could be the next living hub in space, but there’s one problem we need to tackle before we go there: air on the lunar...
Related topics: Science Photos, Moon, Space

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Global Gaia Campaign Reveals Secrets Of Stellar Pair

A 500-day global observation campaign spearheaded more than three years ago by ESA's galaxy-mapping powerhouse Gaia has provided unprecedented insights into the binary system of stars that caused an unusual brightening of an even more distant star.
Related topics: Galaxies, Space

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Fly Me To The M(o2)n: Euro Scientists Extract Oxygen From 'lunar Dust' By Cooking It With Molten...

'Being able to acquire oxygen would obviously be hugely useful for future settlers' Scientists at the European Space Agency are trying to extract oxygen from something very close to lunar soil.…

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Esa Foundation Announces Its First Esports Scholarship

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced a new scholarship process for the 2020 – 2021 school year, offering women and minority students access to its first esports scholarship. The scholarship will be available to eligible...

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Esa Makes Oxygen Out Of Simulated Moondust

One of the significant challenges for putting humans for long durations on the Moon or other planets is in getting enough breathable air. ESA scientists have begun to produce oxygen out of simulated moondust. A prototype oxygen plant has been set up...
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Image: The Sun In 2019

The changing activity of our sun as seen by ESA's Proba-2 satellite in 2019.
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Esa Finally Solves Its Huygens Probe’s Titan Landing Mystery

The European Space Agency has finally discovered what went wrong during the descent of the Huygens probe it sent to Saturn’s moon Titan as part of the Cassini-Huygens mission launched in 1997. Both the Cassini and the Huygens missions were...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Saturn, Moon, Cassini–Huygens Spacecarft

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Europe’s Exomars Rover Completes Environmental Tests Ahead Of Launch This Year

NASA's Mars2020 rover will have company on the Red Planet this year from the ESA's Rosalind Franklin rover.
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Exomars Rover Completes Environmental Tests

The Rosalind Franklin rover of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars mission completed a series of environmental tests at the end of 2019 at Airbus, Toulouse, France. This included final thermal and vacuum tests where the Rover is heated and cooled to...

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V473 Lyr Has A Low-mass Companion, Study Suggests

Using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, astronomers have conducted X-ray observations of a peculiar Cepheid variable star known as V473 Lyr. Results of the study suggest that this star has a young, low-mass companion. The finding is detailed in a paper...
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15 Years On, Euroboffins Finally Work Out What It Took To Send The Huygens Titan Probe Into Such A...

Negative torque didn't bring the plucky spacecraft down, thankfully The European Space Agency’s Huygens probe, the farthest lander to ever make it in the outer solar system, spun wildly in the opposite direction as expected as it descended onto...
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Esa’s Mars Express Snaps Stunning Image Of Red Planet’s Icy Cap

The European Space Agency has shared a new image of Mars captured using the camera on its Mars Express spacecraft. In the photo, we see Mars’ north pole covered with large sheets of snowy white ice surrounded by otherwise reddish and dusty...
Related topics: Mars, Space, Spacecrafts, Science Photos

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Esa Xmm-newton X-ray Observatory Sees Hot Gas Sloshing In A Galaxy

The ESA has announced that it has used the XMM-Newton X-ray observatory to view hot gas sloshing around inside a galaxy cluster for the first time. This behavior may have been driven by turbulent merger events. The ESA says that galaxy clusters are...
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Aeolus Winds Now In Daily Weather Forecasts

ESA's Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth's winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched—and after months of careful testing these measurements are considered so good that the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather...
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Satellites Show Devastating Toll Of Australian Wildfires On Wildlife And Human Populations

New satellite images from NASA and the European Space Agency show the impacts of the deadly Australian wildfires on both people and wildlife.
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Active Volcanoes On Venus?

Guest geology by David Middleton Recent analyses of data collected by ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft indicates that some of the lava flows on Venus might be very young… RESEARCH ARTICLE PLANETARY SCIENCEPresent-day volcanism on Venus as...
Related topics: Volcanoes, Geology, Spacecrafts, Lava

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Esa Preparing To Launch Euclid Mission To Study Dark Energy

The European Space Agency (ESA) is preparing to deploy a new satellite with the commercial launch service provider Arianespace. The main objective of the satellite is to observe the universe’s expansion by studying dark energy and dark matter.
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