Gaia starts mapping our galaxy’s bar16 July 2019
Gaia starts mapping our galaxy’s bar16 July 2019 The first direct measurement of the bar-shaped collection of stars at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy has been made by combining data from ESA’s Gaia mission with complementary observations from ground- and space-based telescopes.
Gaia’s biggest operation since launch15 July 2019
Gaia’s biggest operation since launch15 July 2019 On Tuesday 16 July, teams at ESA’s mission control will perform an ‘orbit change manoeuvre’ on the Gaia space observatory – the biggest operation since the spacecraft was launched in 2013.
Dust storms swirl at the north pole of Mars04 July 2019
Dust storms swirl at the north pole of Mars04 July 2019 ESA’s Mars Express has been keeping an eye on local and regional dust storms brewing at the north pole of the Red Planet over the last month, watching as they disperse towards the equator.
ExoMars 2020: progress and challenges28 June 2019
ExoMars 2020: progress and challenges28 June 2019 The full parachute system that will help deliver the ExoMars rover and a surface science platform to the martian surface has completed a full-scale high-altitude deployment sequence test, although unexpected damage to the main parachutes occurred.
A chaos found only on Mars27 June 2019
A chaos found only on Mars27 June 2019 The cracked, uneven, jumbled landscape seen in this image from ESA’s Mars Express forms an intriguing type of terrain that cannot be found on Earth: chaotic terrain.
ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet 19 June 2019
ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet 19 June 2019 ‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the first to visit a truly pristine comet or other interstellar object that is only just starting its j...
5/5 First direct measurement of the bar-shaped group of stars at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy has been made using… t.co/uiCAJhxA9U 16 Jul 2019 15:07:59