Rustaveli crater on Mercury09 September 2019
Rustaveli crater on Mercury09 September 2019 By studying the rocks inside impact craters like this one, ESA research fellow Joana S. Oliveira has found that the location of Mercury’s magnetic field has changed over time in surprising ways.
Dividing night from day on Saturn's rings02 September 2019
Dividing night from day on Saturn's rings02 September 2019 In this image by the international Cassini spacecraft, Saturn's shadow is captured creeping across the rings. The bottom half of the image shows the bright rings reflecting sunlight from their icy particles, whereas the top is partially obscured in sh...
Gaia untangles the starry strings of the Milky Way28 August 2019
Gaia untangles the starry strings of the Milky Way28 August 2019 Rather than leaving home young, as expected, stellar ‘siblings’ prefer to stick together in long-lasting, string-like groups, finds a new study of data from ESA’s Gaia spacecraft.
ExoMars rover ready for environment testing27 August 2019
ExoMars rover ready for environment testing27 August 2019 The Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover has completed its construction activities in the UK and will now depart to France for testing under the conditions of the Red Planet’s environment.
X-raying a galaxy’s stellar remnants26 August 2019
X-raying a galaxy’s stellar remnants26 August 2019 This colourful spread of light specks is in fact a record of extremely powerful phenomena taking place in a galaxy known as Messier 83, or M83. Located some 15 million light-years away, M83 is a barred spiral galaxy, not dissimilar in shape from our o...
Jupiter mission takes first images of destination – from Earth22 August 2019 As part of preparations for the launch of ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, its navigation camera has been given a unique test: imaging its destination from Earth.