What Lies Beneath: Venus' Surface Revealed Through The Clouds19 July 2016 Using observations from ESA's Venus Express satellite, scientists have shown for the first time how weather patterns seen in Venus' thick cloud layers are directly linked to the topography of the surface below. Rather than acting as a barrier to our o...
Mark your calendar: Gaia data release set for 14 September04 July 2016 ESA's billion-star surveyor Gaia, launched on 19 December 2013, and in routine science operations since 25 July 2014, will release the first mission data on 14 September 2016.
Rosetta finale set for 30 September 30 June 2016
Rosetta finale set for 30 September 30 June 2016 Rosetta is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September.
LISA Pathfinder Completes First Operations Phase27 June 2016
LISA Pathfinder Completes First Operations Phase27 June 2016 On Saturday 25 June, the LISA Technology Package (LTP) – a European payload on ESA's LISA Pathfinder – completed its nominal operations phase, passing the baton to the Disturbance Reduction System, an additional experiment provided by NASA. This won't...
Venus has potential – but not for water21 June 2016
Venus has potential – but not for water21 June 2016 ESA’s Venus Express may have helped to explain the puzzling lack of water on Venus. The planet has a surprisingly strong electric field – the first time this has been measured at any planet – that is sufficient to deplete its upper atmosphere of oxyge...
ExoMars sets sights on the Red Planet17 June 2016
ExoMars sets sights on the Red Planet17 June 2016 ExoMars captured its first images of Mars this week as part of its preparations for arriving at the Red Planet in October.