Earth and an eclipsed Moon15 July 2019
Earth and an eclipsed Moon15 July 2019 SMART-1, ESA’s first mission to the Moon, captured this series of unique images of our home planet Earth and the Moon during a total lunar eclipse.
X-ray serendipity08 July 2019
X-ray serendipity08 July 2019 The purple lines and blotches scattered across this image show something incredible: all of the X-ray sources that were serendipitously detected – that is, not intentionally targeted – by ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray space observatoryfro...
Science Seminar. Follow live - 4 July @ 10:30h - "Atmospheric Dynamics and Meteorology of the Icy Giants"03 July 2019 As part of the ESAC Science Seminar Programme, this week our invited speaker is Ricardo Hueso, from the Basque Country University,Bilbao, Spain, UPV-EHU. Ricardo is an expert on Uranus and Neptune, he will give a seminar on the 'Atmospheric Dyna...
Proba-2’s predicted view of 2 July eclipse02 July 2019
Proba-2’s predicted view of 2 July eclipse02 July 2019 On 2 July 2019, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the South Pacific, falling over land for some parts of Chile and Argentina, with other South American countries enjoying a partial eclipse.
ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet 20 June 2019
ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet 20 June 2019 ‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the first to visit a truly pristine comet or other interstellar object that is only just starting its j...
A unique experiment to explore black holes23 May 2019
A unique experiment to explore black holes23 May 2019 What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of two future ESA missions, Athena and LISA, would allow us to study these cosmic clashes and their mysterious aftermath for the first time.