European Space Agency

Cosmic Crustacean Makes Great Birthday Card For Hubble's 29th Year (image)

On April 18, the European Space Agency released an image featuring the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's birthday coming up next week.
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space, Nebulas

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Nasa Just Sent Robotic ‘bees’ To The International Space Station

Do robots have a place in the future of crewed space missions? NASA thinks so, and it's not the only one. Late last year the ESA launched a robotic assistant known as "CIMON" (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion) to the ISS to help astronauts with a...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Robots, International Space Station, Astronaut

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Osiris Image Viewer Makes Available All Images Of Rosetta's Comet 67p

Between 2014 and 2016, the scientific camera system OSIRIS onboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft captured almost 70000 images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. They not only document the most extensive and demanding comet mission to date, but also show...
Related topics: Comets, Space, Spacecrafts

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Air-breathing Rocket Engine Gets Green Light For Major Tests

The SABRE air-breathing rocket engine is ready for a major round of testing in the next 18 months after passing a preliminary design review by the European Space Agency.

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Get Paid To Stay In Bed, For Space Science

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer speaks with Jennifer Ngo-Anh of the European Space Agency about their planned study during which subjects will stay in bed for two months.

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Mars' Methane Mystery Deepens With New Spacecraft Data

The European Space Agency's ExoMars spacecraft failed to find any traces of methane on the Red Planet during its hunt from April to August of 2018. This goes directly against recent positive reports of methane by ESA's own Mars Express spacecraft...
Related topics: Mars, Space, Spacecrafts

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This Is The First-ever Photo Of A Black Hole

After a week of building anticipation, scientists have finally revealed the first-ever photo of a black hole. The European Space Agency initially announced last Monday that six international space agencies would hold press conferences to present the...
Related topics: Science Photos, Black Holes

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The World Is Racing To Build On The Moon Again

A team of architects wants to help the European Space Agency imagine what a self-sustaining research hub on the south pole of the moon would look like for the people living there. It’s been almost exactly 50 years since astronauts first set...
Related topics: Moon, Space, Astronaut

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Stargazing Technology Used To Spot Early Signs Of Cancer

UK company Adaptix has been granted $1.35 million by ESA and UK Space Agency for their 3D X-ray machine that creates super clear images for doctors to detect cancer sooner than normal X-rays.        

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Egyptian Crop Circles

This week, ESA is focusing on its core Basic Activities, which, for Earth observation, include preserving precious data. Long-time series of datasets are needed to determine changes in our planet's climate so it is vital that satellite data and...
Related topics: Space, Satellites

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Two-armed 3-d Printing

Twin robotic arms work together as part of a project to construct what will be the largest, most complex object ever 3-D printed in titanium: a test version of the 3-m diameter 'optic bench' at the heart of ESA's Athena X-ray observatory.
Related topics: Robots

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Phew... Oi, Was That You, Curiosity? Euro Mars Sat Inhaled Mega Methane Blast, Boffins Baffled

Sad news: It's probably not down to alien microbes The European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft caught a massive whiff of methane from orbit, confirming an earlier gas detection on the Red Planet by America's Curiosity rover.…
Related topics: Mars Rover Curiosity, Mars, Space, Spacecrafts

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Dream Job Alert: Nasa Will Pay You $19k To Stay In Bed For Two Months

If lounging in bed for days on end sounds like your idea of a dream job, then brace yourself: NASA is paying people to stay in bed for two months straight. According to Forbes, NASA and the European Space Agency want 24 people – 12 men and 12...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Forbes

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Hubble Space Telescope Goes On Cosmic Duck Hunt, Shoots A Cluster - Cnet

NASA and ESA find that stars of a feather flock together.
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space, NASA

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Astronaut Bed Rest Study Pays Participants $19,000 For 89 Days

A few days back we talked about a joint NASA and ESA study that was being conducted in Germany looking at long term effects of weightlessness on astronauts and how artificial gravity might help them. More details have surfaced about that study, and...
Related topics: Astronaut, NASA, Space

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Nasa And Esa Are Paying Volunteers To Lie In Bed For 60 Days To Test Artificial Gravity

Regardless of what your own personal idea of a dream job might be, you have to admit that being paid to lounge around in bed sounds pretty awesome. That's exactly what NASA and ESA want a crew of volunteers to do in order to test the potential...
Related topics: NASA, Space

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New Climate Books Stress We Are Already Far Down The Road To A Different Earth

David Wallace-Wells' The Uninhabitable Earth and Nathaniel Rich's Losing Earth offer valuable perspectives on climate change — if we're committed to being adult enough to face the future.(Image credit: Alexander Gerst/ESA/Getty Images)

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Vega Rocket Takes Earth-watching Prisma Satellite To Space

On March 21, a European Vega rocket launched a new Earth-watching satellite for the Italian Space Agency, which will help scientists monitor the planet’s environmental state. The PRISMA Earth observation satellite, which blasted […] The...
Related topics: Satellites, Space

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Esa Xmm-newton Discovers Galactic Chimneys At Milky Way’s Core

The ESA has announced that its XMM-Newton instrument has discovered a pair of gigantic “chimneys” that are funneling material from the vicinity of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way into a pair of massive cosmic...
Related topics: Milky Way, Space, Scientific Discoveries, Black Holes

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Image: Magnetometer Boom Built For Esa's Mission To Jupiter

A test version of the 10.5-m long magnetometer boom built for ESA's mission to Jupiter, developed by SENER in Spain, seen being tested at ESA's Test Centre in the Netherlands, its weight borne by balloons.
Related topics: Jupiter

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