European Space Agency

Europe’s Solar Orbiter Has Completed Testing And Is Ready To Explore The Sun

The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter will travel within a few million miles of the sun. Testing of the craft is now complete, and it is ready for its launch next year.
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Supermassive Black Holes Are Stopping Star Formation In Tiny Galaxies

The dwarf irregular galaxy NGC 1569 is frantically forming stars. New research shows that some dwarf galaxies, however, have had their star formation halted by the supermassive black hole in their center. (Credit: HST/NASA/ESA) Astronomers know...
Related topics: Black Holes, Space, NASA

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Space Probe Captures Startling Images Of Dried-up River System On Mars

The ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter is imaging and mapping the entire surface of Mars with the help of its High Resolution Stereo Camera, in a long-term effort to help unlock some of the secrets of the red planet.
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Nasa Mars Alien Shocker: U.s. Space Agency Found Alien Life Back In The 1970s

International space agencies such as NASA and ESA are constantly on the lookout for any signs of life on Planet Mars, but it seems scientists may have already stumbled upon signs of extraterrestrial life there way back in the 1970s.  According to a...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Mars

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New High-mass X-ray Binary Detected In The Large Magellanic Cloud

Using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, an international team of astronomers has discovered a new, very young high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The newly found HMXB turns out to be associated with the supernova remnant...
Related topics: Spacecrafts, Space, Scientific Discoveries, Supernova

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Youtube Thinkfluencer Siraj Raval Admits He Plagiarized Boffins' Neural Qubit Papers – As Esa...

Oops I did it again. And by it, we mean, ripped people off Internet celeb Siraj Raval’s reputation continues spiraling downward – after he admitted plagiarizing real scientists' work to produce a paper on neural qubits.…
Related topics: Youtube, Qubits

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Hubble Snaps Spiral's Profile

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientations in the cosmos. Sometimes, the telescope gazes at a galaxy oriented sideways—as shown here. The spiral galaxy featured in this Hubble image is...
Related topics: Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA, Space

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Project Asks Public To Help Find Light Pollution In Space Images

If you’re looking for a way to help experts make an impact on our planet, the ESA has pointed toward Lost at Night, a project that needs the public’s help identifying areas of light pollution captured in images taken from space. The...
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This Dried Up Riverbed Shows That Water Once Flowed On The Surface Of Mars

From some viewpoints, Mars is kind of like a skeleton of Earth. We can see that it had volcanoes, oceans, and rivers, but the volcanoes no longer fume and the water is all gone. A new image from the ESA’s Mars Express drives the point home....
Related topics: Mars, Space, Volcanoes

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Esa Bigwigs: Euro Moon Efforts Are Going The Way They 'should' – Which Is To Say Not By 2024

Top brass on keeping ISS lights on and life after Brexit ESTEC  The European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands, opened its doors to the public last weekend, and The Register braved the rain to grill top brass on...
Related topics: Moon, Space, International Space Station

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European Space Agency Says Large Asteroid May Hit Earth In 65 Years

The asteroid is expected to pass extremely close to the Earth in 2084, but there is a chance that gravitational interference from other planets could send it directly into our atmosphere.
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Exoplanet And Cosmology Discoveries Awarded Nobel Prize In Physics

ESA congratulates 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, who have been awarded the prestigious prize for the first discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star, and James Peebles, honoured for the theoretical...
Related topics: Exoplanets, Nobel Prize, Physics, Scientific Discoveries

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Feast Your Eyes On This ‘medusa’ Merger Spotted By Nasa’s Hubble

The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of the "Medusa" merger in space. (Photo Credit: ESA / Hubble & NASA, A. Adamo) The Hubble Space Telescope has a robust portfolio of galaxy headshots and its most recent one may remind you of...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, Science Photos, Galaxies

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Controlling Robots Across Oceans And Space

This Autumn is seeing a number of experiments controlling robots from afar, with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano directing a robot in The Netherlands and engineers in Germany controlling a rover in Canada.
Related topics: Robots, Astronaut

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Gigantic Iceberg Breaks Free Of Antarctica

A giant iceberg calved off the front of the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica (via ESA Sentinel-1A) Antarctica’s Amery Ice Shelf has produced its biggest iceberg in more than 50 years. The calved block, dubbed D-28, covers 1,636...
Related topics: Icebergs, Antarctica (science)

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Astronomers Expect To Start Finding Many More Interstellar Space Rocks

‘Oumuamua, the first-known interstellar interloper, is seen venting gas and dust in this artist’s concept. (Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, ESO, M. Kornmesser) Back in 2017, astronomers discovered the first interstellar object, 'Oumuamua, as it...
Related topics: Space, Telescopes, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA, Scientific Discoveries

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Nasa Chief Scientist Says Life On Mars May Be Found In Couple Of Years, Warns Earth 'not Prepared'

Next year, NASA and the European Space Agency’s drilling rovers are to leave for the red planet to seek traces of life deep under the Martian surface. According to Dr Jim Green, who is involved with both missions, it is possible that at least one...
Related topics: NASA, Space, Mars

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Esa Announces Plans On First European Manned Mission To The Moon

A key step in the first-ever European manned lunar mission for the European Space Agency (ESA) will be the establishment of an international space station in lunar orbit - to be dubbed the 'Gateway' - reportedly expected to be constructed within the...
Related topics: Moon, Space, International Space Station

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Fly Your Experiment To The Space Station With Bioreactor Express Service

ESA is partnering with Kayser Italia to offer the Kubik facility on the International Space Station to commercial customers. The new Bioreactor Express Service allows users to conduct experiments in weightlessness.
Related topics: International Space Station, Space

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What's Hotter Than The Surface Of The Sun? The Solar Corona

There are two ways to see the sun’s corona: Send up a spacecraft or wait for a total solar eclipse. On the left, the sun’s wispy atmosphere glows with ultraviolet light, captured by the European Space Agency’s PROBA2 satellite. Loops and arcs...
Related topics: Sun, Space, Spacecrafts, Satellites

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