ESA extends global ties 03 May 2016
ESA extends global ties 03 May 2016 As an intergovernmental space agency, ESA engages with countries well beyond those of its member states. A key partnership is with Argentina, one of South America’s most space-connected countries.
Magic Eye Mercury03 May 2016
Magic Eye Mercury03 May 2016 On 9 May, at 11:10 GMT, Mercury will begin making its way across the face of the Sun – an astronomical event known as a transit. During the transit, which will last for several hours and be at least partially visible across most of the world, the plan...
Powerful winds spotted from mysterious X-ray binaries28 April 2016 ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered gas streaming away at a quarter of the speed of light from very bright X-ray binaries in two nearby galaxies.
Profile of a methane sea on Titan26 April 2016
Profile of a methane sea on Titan26 April 2016 Saturn’s largest moon is covered in seas and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons – and one sea has now been found to be filled with pure methane, with a seabed covered by a sludge of organic-rich material, and possibly surrounded by wetlands.
Herschel’s Galactic panorama22 April 2016
Herschel’s Galactic panorama22 April 2016 This new video from ESA’s Herschel space observatory reveals in stunning detail the intricate pattern of gas, dust and star-forming hubs along the plane of our Galaxy, the Milky Way.
Interstellar dust intercepted at Saturn 18 April 2016
Interstellar dust intercepted at Saturn 18 April 2016 The international Cassini spacecraft has detected the faint but distinct signature of dust coming from outside our Solar System.