New tool for astronomers – Second Planck catalogue of compact sources released 10 July 2015 ESA's Planck mission is the source for a new catalogue, eagerly awaited by the scientific community, and available online from today. The Second Planck Catalogue of Compact Sources uses data from the entire mission to identify tens of thousands of com...
The President of the Spanish Government visits ESA’s Space Astronomy Centre10 November 2014 The President of the Spanish Government, Mr Mariano Rajoy, was welcomed to ESA’s Space Astronomy Centre on the 6th November by the Agency’s Director General, Jean-Jaques Dordain on a visit marking 50 years of European cooperation in space.
Herschel helps find elusive signals from the early Universe01 October 2013
Herschel helps find elusive signals from the early Universe01 October 2013 Using a telescope in Antarctica and ESA’s Herschel space observatory, astronomers have made the first detection of a subtle twist in the relic radiation from the Big Bang, paving the way towards revealing the first moments of the Universe’s existence.
Join us for European Researchers’ Night18 September 2013
Join us for European Researchers’ Night18 September 2013 CERN, ESA, ESO and UNESCO in partnership with the Italian Institute of Astrophysics invite the public to Origins 2013, an exceptional event taking place simultaneously in Geneva, Paris and Bologna on European Researchers’ Night, 27 September.
ESA completes second instrument for James Webb Space Telescope06 September 2013
ESA completes second instrument for James Webb Space Telescope06 September 2013 ESA has completed the Near-Infrared Spectrograph, one of two instruments it is contributing to the international James Webb Space Telescope, a space observatory set for launch on an Ariane 5 rocket in 2018.
A radiating beauty on Mars05 September 2013
A radiating beauty on Mars05 September 2013 Exceptional structures deposited and shaped by water and winds adorn these interlocking craters and sculpt radiating patterns in the sands of Mars.