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.
Gaia has arrived in French Guiana23 August 2013
Gaia has arrived in French Guiana23 August 2013 ESA’s billion-star surveyor, Gaia, departed yesterday evening from Toulouse and arrived early this morning in French Guiana. Gaia will be launched later this year from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou on a five-year mission to map the stars of the Milky W...
Mysterious magnetar boasts one of strongest magnetic fields in Universe14 August 2013 Scientists using ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope have discovered that a curious dead star has been hiding one of the strongest magnetic fields in the Universe all along, despite earlier suggestions of an unusually low magnetic field.