Europe comes together for space weather05 November 2015
Europe comes together for space weather05 November 2015 Working with scientists in 14 countries across Europe, ESA is developing a warning network that will help protect us from the effects of our Sun’s activity.
Halloween asteroid gives us a miss, confirms ESA28 October 2015
Halloween asteroid gives us a miss, confirms ESA28 October 2015 An asteroid four times the size of a football pitch will miss Earth on All Hallows’ Eve. The flyby highlights the need to watch for space rocks.
Reentry data will help improve prediction models23 October 2015
Reentry data will help improve prediction models23 October 2015 A rare reentry of a suspected rocket body from a very high orbit next month offers an excellent opportunity to gather data to improve our knowledge of how objects interact with Earth’s atmosphere.
Helping Europe prepare for asteroid risk30 June 2015
Helping Europe prepare for asteroid risk30 June 2015 Each year, astronomers worldwide discover over 1000 new asteroids or other space rocks that could strike our planet. And if one is spotted heading towards Earth, experts working in ESA and national emergency offices need to know who should do what, an...
Telescopes focus on target of ESA’s asteroid mission30 June 2015 Telescopes around the globe recently homed in on one point in the sky, observing the paired Didymos asteroids – the target for ESA’s proposed Asteroid Impact Mission. The 800 m-diameter main body is orbited by a 170 m moon, informally dubbed Didymoon...
Protecting Earth from space weather19 March 2015
Protecting Earth from space weather19 March 2015 This week's spectacular glowing auroras in the night sky further south than usual highlighted the effect that 'space weather' can have on Earth. A strong solar flare was detected on the Sun last Sunday, an event generally associated with strong mass...