Hands-free in space and under water16 September 2014
Hands-free in space and under water16 September 2014 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is looking forward to flying to the International Space Station next year but until yesterday he was underwater trying out a handy new device he will use in space.
‘J’ marks the spot for Rosetta’s lander15 September 2014
‘J’ marks the spot for Rosetta’s lander15 September 2014 Rosetta’s lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.
The long descent12 September 2014
The long descent12 September 2014 ESA’s five ‘cavenauts’ and their instructors are set to explore the caves of Sardinia, Italy, where they will live and work during their six-day stay.
Not just cool – it’s a gas12 September 2014
Not just cool – it’s a gas12 September 2014 In space, a new way of producing gas is being tested for steering satellites. On Earth, it is now fighting fires without harming the environment – and business insiders say it could be revolutionary.
Gaia discovers its first supernova12 September 2014
Gaia discovers its first supernova12 September 2014 While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away.
Fifty years of world-class space science celebrated in Geneva11 September 2014
Fifty years of world-class space science celebrated in Geneva11 September 2014 On 12 September, a special event to celebrate 50 years of European cooperation in space science will be held in Geneva.
Europe’s new age of metals begins10 September 2014
Europe’s new age of metals begins10 September 2014 ESA has joined forces with other leading research institutions and more than 180 European companies in a billion-euro effort developing new types of metals and manufacturing techniques for this century.
ESA’s bug-eyed telescope to spot risky asteroids10 September 2014
ESA’s bug-eyed telescope to spot risky asteroids10 September 2014 Spotting Earth-threatening asteroids is tough partly because the sky is so big. But insects offer an answer, since they figured out long ago how to look in many directions at once.
Satcoms fast-tracking breast cancer detection09 September 2014
Satcoms fast-tracking breast cancer detection09 September 2014 Satellites are linking mobile breast cancer screening units directly to hospitals so that radiologists can start their diagnoses earlier.
Bardarbunga belches05 September 2014
Bardarbunga belches05 September 2014 Satellites are showing clouds of sulphur dioxide from Iceland’s restive Bardarbunga volcano.
Radar vision maps Napa Valley earthquake02 September 2014
Radar vision maps Napa Valley earthquake02 September 2014 Sentinel-1A has added yet another string to its bow. Radar images from this fledgling satellite have been used to map the rupture caused by the biggest earthquake that has shaken northern California in 25 years.
Visit Rosetta’s birthplace at Europe’s Space Hub this October02 September 2014
Visit Rosetta’s birthplace at Europe’s Space Hub this October02 September 2014 Europe’s first half-century in space is set to culminate in the first-ever landing on a comet, by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft this November. Ahead of that milestone, Sunday 5 October marks a rare chance to tour the birthplace of Rosetta, among many other...