Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen28 March 2017
Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen28 March 2017 Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planet’s early history have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover and surface science platform: Oxia Planum and Mawrth Vallis.
Climate at your fingertips28 March 2017
Climate at your fingertips28 March 2017 Discover our planet’s changing climate through the eyes of satellites with Climate from Space, a new digital book for iPad and Android tablets featuring interactive maps and video interviews with top scientists.
CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D24 March 2017
CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D24 March 2017 Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA’s CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet.
Satellites shed new light on earthquakes24 March 2017
Satellites shed new light on earthquakes24 March 2017 Satellite radar scans of last year’s earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way we are thinking about earthquake hazards in regions where our planet’s tectonic plates meet.
Surviving the long dark night of the Moon23 March 2017
Surviving the long dark night of the Moon23 March 2017 Designers of future Moon missions and bases have to contend with a chilling challenge: how might their creations endure the fortnight-long lunar night? ESA has arrived at a low-cost way of surviving.
Collapsing cliff reveals comet’s interior21 March 2017
Collapsing cliff reveals comet’s interior21 March 2017 Rosetta scientists have made the first compelling link between an outburst of dust and gas and the collapse of a prominent cliff, which also exposed the pristine, icy interior of the comet.
Unravelling Earth’s magnetic field21 March 2017
Unravelling Earth’s magnetic field21 March 2017 ESA’s Swarm satellites are seeing fine details in one of the most difficult layers of Earth’s magnetic field to unpick – as well as our planet’s magnetic history imprinted on Earth’s crust.
To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond20 March 2017
To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond20 March 2017 After the relative quiet of the long dark winter months, the Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers descend on this harsh, yet fragile environment. Their aim is not to disturb its beauty, but to join forces in an all...
Glitter helps to monitor ocean waves20 March 2017
Glitter helps to monitor ocean waves20 March 2017 The notion of glitter might appear as somewhat frivolous, but scientists are using Sun glitter in images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to map the motion of the sea surface.
Two more spacewalks for Thomas Pesquet17 March 2017
Two more spacewalks for Thomas Pesquet17 March 2017 ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will make two more spacewalks under NASA’s plans to maintain the International Space Station during his mission.
Beautiful science with astronaut aurora16 March 2017
Beautiful science with astronaut aurora16 March 2017 Some of the most wonderful pictures taken by astronauts from space are of aurora dancing over our planet. Now the photos are more than just pretty pictures thanks to an ESA project that makes them scientifically usable.
ESA’s Jupiter mission moves off the drawing board 16 March 2017
ESA’s Jupiter mission moves off the drawing board 16 March 2017 Demanding electric, magnetic and power requirements, harsh radiation, and strict planetary protection rules are some of the critical issues that had to be tackled in order to move ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – Juice – from the drawing board and i...