The colour sphere of the Sun23 October 2017
The colour sphere of the Sun23 October 2017 This colourful image is a ‘chromosphere flash spectrum’ captured during the total solar eclipse that occurred across the United States on 21 August 2017. It was taken by ESA’s expedition team who monitored the eclipse from Casper,...
Students learned about Rosetta’s science operations scheduling in new workshop20 October 2017 ESA’s Rosetta mission was a marvel of modern science, successfully orbiting a spacecraft around a comet, and even landing a probe on the surface. Although the operational phase of this mission has ended, this legacy lives on in many forms. One of thes...
Integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves16 October 2017
Integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves16 October 2017 ESA’s Integral satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by the collision of two neutron stars.
Clouds over lava flows on Mars17 October 2017
Clouds over lava flows on Mars17 October 2017 Diffuse, water-ice clouds, a hazy sky and a light breeze. Such might have read a weather forecast for the Tharsis volcanic region on Mars on 22 November 2016, when this image was taken by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.
Geology of the Victoria Quadrangle on Mercury10 October 2017
Geology of the Victoria Quadrangle on Mercury10 October 2017 Mercury, the innermost planet of our Solar System is a grey, barren world to our human eyes. In stark contrast, this map shows a portion of the surface in a patchwork of colour, each shade corresponding to a different type of geological feature.
Space lands in Spanish classrooms with ESERO Spain06 October 2017
Space lands in Spanish classrooms with ESERO Spain06 October 2017 ESA’s new ESERO office in Spain was formally inaugurated today in Granada. Hosted at Parque de las Ciencias, ESERO Spain joins the existing ESA ESERO network, which, for over a decade, has acted Europe-wide in support of national school education syst...