Gaia clocks new speeds for Milky Way-Andromeda collision07 February 2019
Gaia clocks new speeds for Milky Way-Andromeda collision07 February 2019 ESA’s Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions within them and how they will one day interact and collide with the Milky Way – with surprising results.
ESA’s Mars rover has a name – Rosalind Franklin07 February 2019
ESA’s Mars rover has a name – Rosalind Franklin07 February 2019 The ExoMars rover that will search for the building blocks of life on the Red Planet has a name: Rosalind Franklin. The prominent scientist behind the discovery of the structure of DNA will have her symbolic footprint on Mars in 2021.
Active galaxies point to new physics of cosmic expansion28 January 2019
Active galaxies point to new physics of cosmic expansion28 January 2019 Investigating the history of our cosmos with a large sample of distant ‘active’ galaxies observed by ESA’s XMM-Newton, a team of astronomers found there might be more to the early expansion of the Universe than predicted by the standard model of cosmo...
The ins and outs of stellar occultations25 January 2019
The ins and outs of stellar occultations25 January 2019 On the night between Sunday 20 and Monday 21 January, many people across the world were treated to the spectacle of the lunar eclipse.
Team of telescopes finds X-ray engine inside mysterious supernova10 January 2019 ESA’s high-energy space telescopes Integral and XMM-Newton have helped to find a source of powerful X-rays at the centre of an unprecedentedly bright and rapidly evolving stellar explosion that suddenly appeared in the sky earlier this year.
XMM-Newton captures final cries of star shredded by black hole09 January 2019 Astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory have studied a black hole devouring a star and discovered an exceptionally bright and stable signal that allowed them to determine the black hole’s spin rate.
5/5 Update from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope, which recently passed a series of critical testing milesto… t.co/tRTH0gujL0 13 Feb 2019 11:56:56