Inside Rosetta’s comet09 February 2016
Inside Rosetta’s comet09 February 2016 There are no large caverns inside Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA’s Rosetta mission has made measurements that clearly demonstrate this, solving a long-standing mystery.
A Milky Way twin swept by an ultra-fast X-ray wind19 January 2016
A Milky Way twin swept by an ultra-fast X-ray wind19 January 2016 ESA’s XMM-Newton has found a wind of high-speed gas streaming from the centre of a bright spiral galaxy like our own that may be reducing its ability to produce new stars.
Ride along with Rosetta through the eyes of OSIRIS11 December 2015
Ride along with Rosetta through the eyes of OSIRIS11 December 2015 Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera team has launched a new website to showcase their recent images of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
An artificial eclipse09 December 2015
An artificial eclipse09 December 2015 The Sun experiences both calm and tempestuous periods of activity. At its most active, our star can fling out multiple bursts of particles in a single day in events known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. Particles within a CME are ejected at speeds...
LISA Pathfinder en route to gravitational wave demonstration03 December 2015
LISA Pathfinder en route to gravitational wave demonstration03 December 2015 ESA’s LISA Pathfinder lifted off earlier today on a Vega rocket from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on its way to demonstrate technology for observing gravitational waves from space.
Cosmic filaments exposed near huge cluster03 December 2015
Cosmic filaments exposed near huge cluster03 December 2015 ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has revealed three massive filaments of hot gas flowing towards a cluster of galaxies, uncovering a portion of the cosmic skeleton that pervades the entire Universe.