ESA's next science mission to focus on nature of exoplanets20 March 2018 The nature of planets orbiting stars in other systems will be the focus for ESA’s fourth medium-class science mission, to be launched in mid 2028.
Crab Nebula in ultraviolet20 March 2018
Crab Nebula in ultraviolet20 March 2018 The Crab Nebula is a supernova remnant some 6500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Taurus. At the centre of the nebula is a pulsar – the remnant of a star that exploded to form the nebula. The pulsar rotates around 30 times a second, swee...
Spaceport Calling12 March 2018
Spaceport Calling12 March 2018 The BepiColombo mission to Mercury passed a review milestone last week, confirming that it can leave Europe and begin preparations for launch at the Kourou spaceport.
BepiColombo gets green light for launch site09 March 2018
BepiColombo gets green light for launch site09 March 2018 Europe’s first mission to Mercury will soon be ready for shipping to the spaceport to begin final preparations for launch.
Saturn's greatest storm05 March 2018
Saturn's greatest storm05 March 2018 Saturn’s storm are sights to behold. Unlike other planets in the Solar System, the ringed planet seems to store up huge amounts of energy over multiple Earth decades and then release it all at once in the form of a swirling and chaotic lightning storm.
Mars Express views moons set against Saturn's rings01 March 2018
Mars Express views moons set against Saturn's rings01 March 2018 New images and video from ESA’s Mars Express show Phobos and Deimos drifting in front of Saturn and background stars, revealing more about the positioning and surfaces of the Red Planet’s mysterious moons.