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...
ExoMars: science checkout completed and aerobraking begins16 March 2017 The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of aerobraking gets underway.
A ‘toast’ to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images15 March 2017 Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union’s Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
42 is the answer15 March 2017
42 is the answer15 March 2017 Forty-two is the answer, but what is the question? Scientists from the University of Zurich wanted to probe how immune cells adapt to weightlessness so they sent an experiment to the International Space Station with ESA.
No obstacles for airports using satellites13 March 2017
No obstacles for airports using satellites13 March 2017 Thanks to ESA, airports can now use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety.
Orbiting in sunshine09 March 2017
Orbiting in sunshine09 March 2017 Following three days of intensive work, mission control today declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning.