Comet landscape01 October 2018
Comet landscape01 October 2018 On 30 September 2016, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft came closer than ever to the target it had studied from afar for more than two years, concluding its mission with a controlled impact onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G).
Herschel’s view of the Galactic Centre24 September 2018
Herschel’s view of the Galactic Centre24 September 2018 An odd-shaped formation of gas and dust at the centre of the Milky Way, captured by the far-infrared cameras on board ESA’s Herschel space observatory. The nearly continuous strip of dense and cold clumps of material forms an infinity symbol, or...
Recent tectonics on Mars20 September 2018
Recent tectonics on Mars20 September 2018 These prominent trenches were formed by faults that pulled the planet’s surface apart less than 10 million years ago.
Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life20 September 2018
Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life20 September 2018 ESA’s star mapping mission, Gaia, has shown our Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that set millions of stars moving like ripples on a pond.
ExoMars highlights radiation risk for Mars astronauts, and watches as dust storm subsides20 September 2018 Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their career during the journey itself to and from the Red Planet, according to data from the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter be...
BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together31 August 2018
BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together31 August 2018 The two science orbiters of the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission are connected in their launch configuration and the European science orbiter and transport module have been given the go-ahead to be loaded with propellants.