European Space Agency

Gaia Has Already Given Us 5 New Insights Into The Milky Way

The European Space Agency launched the Gaia mission in 2013. The mission’s overall goal was to discover the history of the Milky Way by mapping out the positions and velocities of one billion stars. The result is kind of like a movie that...
Related topics: Milky Way, Space, Scientific Discoveries

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Even Comets Can Have Auroras. Comet 67p/churyumov-gerasimenko Does

The ESA’s Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ended four years ago. On September 30th 2016 the spacecraft was directed into a controlled impact with the comet, putting an end to its 12.5 year mission. Scientists are still...
Related topics: Comets, Space, Aurora, Spacecrafts

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Jpl Meets Unique Challenge, Delivers Radar Hardware For Jupiter Mission

Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory met a significant milestone recently by delivering key elements of an ice-penetrating radar instrument for an ESA (European Space Agency) mission to explore Jupiter and its three large icy moons.
Related topics: Jupiter, NASA, Space

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Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope Captured The Ribbon Of A Supernova Blast That Ancient Humans Saw...

A Hubble Space Telescope photo shows a small section of the Cygnus supernova blast wave. ESA/Hubble/NASA/W. Blair The supernova explosion of a massive, dying star was so bright that ancient humans would have seen it from Earth about 15,000 years...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Supernova, Science Photos

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Brexit Costs Have Already Exceeded Those Of Iss, Report Says

The International Space Station has been сonsidered to be the most expensive single item ever constructed: as of 2010, the total cost of it covered by NASA's budget, and that of the European Space Agency, Russia and Canada, stood at US $150 billion.
Related topics: International Space Station, Space, NASA

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Esa Funds Hera Mission As Part Of Planetary Defense Project With Nasa

The European Space Agency has announced the funding of Hera, its part of the overall AIDA mission it will participate in with NASA. The Hera mission will involve sending a probe to investigate the impact of a NASA mission on an asteroid, two aspects...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Asteroids

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot Stars In Gorgeous New Hubble Telescope View - Cnet

Get your mind off this rock and go visit Jupiter through a fresh NASA and ESA snap of the gas giant.
Related topics: Jupiter, Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Space, NASA

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In A Lucky Coincidence, A Spacecraft Is Scheduled To Fly By Venus Just Weeks After Researchers...

An artist's impression of the BepiColombo spacecraft flying past Earth. ESA/ATG medialab This week, astronomers announced they detected a sign of potential microbial life on Venus: the presence of phosphine gas.  Follow-up research is...
Related topics: Spacecrafts, Space

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Research Into Deflecting Potentially World-destroying Asteroids Is Apparently Not A 'national...

Blighty didn't miss out on ESA award like with Copernicus, it's just more worried about space junk than Hera The European Space Agency (ESA) has let people know where €129.4m of work for its Hera mission will go. The UK is, unsurprisingly, not on...
Related topics: Asteroids

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Arctic Heat Wave: Block Of Ice Twice As Big As Manhattan Breaks Off Greenland’s Largest Ice...

Juan ColeA Copernicus Sentinel-2 image captured on July 24, 2020 shows a segment of the largest ice shelf in the Arctic break up. (Photo: European Space Agency) 
Related topics: Arctic, Science Photos

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Esa Moves Forward With Its First ‘planetary Defense’ Mission

The ESA's Hera mission will launch in 2024 and will study near-Earth asteroids.
Related topics: Asteroids

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New Gravitational-lensing Study Hints At Problems For Dark Matter Models

Enlarge / The massive galaxy cluster MACSJ 1206. Embedded within the cluster are the distorted images of distant background galaxies, seen as arcs and smeared features. (credit: NASA, ESA, G. Caminha, M. Meneghetti, P. Natarajan, and the CLASH...
Related topics: Space, NASA

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Video: Advice From An Astronaut

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano provides words of wisdom to young people on how investing their time wisely today can help build a better tomorrow.
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Rosetta’s Philae Lander Was Alive On The Surface Of 67p For 63 Hours, Trying To Communicate

In August 2014, the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft arrived at its destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, after a 10 year journey. Rosetta carried a small companion, the Philae Lander. On November 12th, Philae was sent to the surface of Comet...
Related topics: Spacecrafts, Comets, Space

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Researchers Investigate Properties Of The Open Cluster Kronberger 60

Using data from ESA's Gaia satellite, astronomers from the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics in Cairo, Egypt, have explored the open star cluster Kronberger 60. Results of the study, published September 2 on the arXiv pre-print...
Related topics: Satellites, Space

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'europe Is Falling Behind In Ai, We Need To Launch Our Second Machine Learning-powered Satellite...

Hot on the heels of ɸ-sat-1, the space agency is planning to launch ɸ-sat-2 The European Space Agency is planning its second AI-powered climate-monitoring satellite, the Φ-sat-2, just days after it successfully launched its first one aboard the...
Related topics: Satellites, Space

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There Are Three Asteroids Hiding In This Animation, See If You Can Find Them

This summer, the European Space Agency’s Near-Earth Object Coordination Centre (NEOCC) started posting “riddles” or challenges on their website. These riddles provide a look at how difficult it is for astronomers to find faint, near Earth...
Related topics: Asteroids, Space

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This New Hubble Photo Is Absolutely Mind-blowing

The Hubble Space Telescope operated by NASA and the ESA has returned another stunning image of an area of space. The globular star cluster known as NGC 1805 is a collection of stars of varying ages and intensities. The blue stars burn hotter and...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Science Photos, Space, NASA

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Image: Plasma Propulsion For Small Satellites

A test firing of Europe's Helicon Plasma Thruster, developed with ESA by SENER and the Universidad Carlos III's Plasma & Space Propulsion Team (EP2-UC3M) in Spain. This compact, electrodeless and low voltage design is ideal for the propulsion of...
Related topics: Satellites, Space

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Exomy Is A Miniature European Mars Rover With A Friendly Face

Over the past few weeks, a new season of Mars fever kicked off with launches of three interplanetary missions. And since there’s a sizable overlap between fans of spaceflight and those of electronics and 3D printing, the European Space Agency...
Related topics: Mars Rover Curiosity, Mars, Space

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