Shining light on elusive dark matter03 April 2013
Shining light on elusive dark matter03 April 2013 The antimatter hunter AMS-02 on the International Space Station is searching for the missing pieces of our Universe. The project’s first results published today are hinting at a new phenomenon and revealing more about the invisible ‘dark matter’.
Astronaut Cruise control27 February 2013
Astronaut Cruise control27 February 2013 Astronauts on the International Space Station are testing new ways of following complex procedures, freeing up their hands and time to get work done while giving the Columbus module a spring clean in the process.
Five years of unique science on Columbus12 February 2013
Five years of unique science on Columbus12 February 2013 Since Europe’s Columbus laboratory module was attached to the International Space Station five years ago, it has offered researchers worldwide the opportunity to conduct science beyond the effects of gravity.
Finding the key to immunity04 February 2013
Finding the key to immunity04 February 2013 Living in space weakens astronauts’ immune systems, researchers have discovered. The findings are providing clues on how to tackle diseases on Earth before symptoms appear.
Six degrees of inclination04 December 2012
Six degrees of inclination04 December 2012 Stay in a tilted bed for weeks with your head at the lower end and your body starts to change as if it were ageing prematurely or living in space. Twelve volunteers in ESA’s bedrest study are enduring the testing experience.
International Space Station salutes the Sun28 November 2012
International Space Station salutes the Sun28 November 2012 This weekend, the International Space Station will turn itself to position ESA’s SOLAR instrument for a better view of the Sun. It will be the first time the Station has changed attitude for scientific reasons alone.