ESA debris radar detects first space objects25 February 2014
ESA debris radar detects first space objects25 February 2014 A prototype radar that will help Europe to develop capabilities in space-debris surveillance is performing above expectations, and is showing its capability to detect objects in low orbits.
A good year to find a comet12 February 2014
A good year to find a comet12 February 2014 A team of European astronomers has found a previously unknown comet, detected as a tiny blob of light orbiting our Sun deep in the Solar System.
Getting ready for asteroids 31 January 2014
Getting ready for asteroids 31 January 2014 With a mandate from the UN, ESA and other space agencies from around the world are about to establish a high-level group to help coordinate global response should a threatening asteroid ever be found heading towards Earth.
European cooperation reduces asteroid risk 24 January 2014
European cooperation reduces asteroid risk 24 January 2014 A new partnership between ESA and the European Southern Observatory will help the Agency’s asteroid team to find potentially hazardous space rocks and is already helping to determine which ones might not be so dangerous after all.
Space oddity: the mystery of 2013 QW119 September 2013
Space oddity: the mystery of 2013 QW119 September 2013 Last month, ESA’s near-Earth asteroid coordination centre triggered a series of European observations that confirmed an unknown object was, in fact, of human origin. The confirmation was the Centre’s second such success in recent months and demonstrat...