XMM-Newton finds missing intergalactic material21 June 2018
XMM-Newton finds missing intergalactic material21 June 2018 After a nearly twenty-year long game of cosmic hide-and-seek, astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have finally found evidence of hot, diffuse gas permeating the cosmos, closing a puzzling gap in the overall budget of ‘normal’ matter i...
Juice thermal development model and the Sun simulator18 June 2018 A view of the Juice thermal development model inside the Large Space Simulator at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands.
Testing the NIRSpec instrument on the Webb05 June 2018
Testing the NIRSpec instrument on the Webb05 June 2018 This abstract image is a preview of the instrumental power that will be unleashed once the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope will be in space.
From horizon to horizon: Celebrating 15 years of Mars Express01 June 2018 Fifteen years ago, ESA’s Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon to horizon, showcasing one of the most intriguing parts of the martian surface.
Gaia creates richest star map of our Galaxy – and beyond25 April 2018 ESA’s Gaia mission has produced the richest star catalogue to date, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars and revealing previously unseen details of our home Galaxy.
BepiColombo plasma simulation23 April 2018
BepiColombo plasma simulation23 April 2018 When the Mercury Transfer Module of the BepiColombo mission fires its electric propulsion thrusters an ion beam is extracted. This is created through the ionization of xenon propellant, generating the charged particles that can be accelerated further...