Call for Media: Rosetta’s comet rendezvous18 July 2014
Call for Media: Rosetta’s comet rendezvous18 July 2014 On 6 August, after a decade-long journey through space, ESA’s Rosetta will become the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet. Members of the media are invited to join ESA at its European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, t...
Venus Express rises again11 July 2014
Venus Express rises again11 July 2014 After a month surfing in and out of the atmosphere of Venus down to just 130 km from the planet’s surface, ESA’s Venus Express is about to embark on a 15 day climb up to the lofty heights of 460 km.
Bizarre nearby blast mimics Universe’s most ancient stars11 July 2014 ESA’s XMM-Newton observatory has helped to uncover how the Universe’s first stars ended their lives in giant explosions.
Forces of martian nature10 July 2014
Forces of martian nature10 July 2014 The surface of Mars is pocked and scarred with giant impact craters and rocky ridges, as shown in this new image from ESA’s Mars Express that borders the giant Hellas basin in the planet’s southern hemisphere.
Rosetta, are we there yet?09 July 2014
Rosetta, are we there yet?09 July 2014 After a 10-year journey that has clocked up more than 6 billion kilometres, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft is rapidly closing in on its destination comet, and ESA is inviting you along for the ride.
Young sun’s violent history solves meteorite mystery 01 July 2014
Young sun’s violent history solves meteorite mystery 01 July 2014 Astronomers using ESA’s Herschel space observatory to probe the turbulent beginnings of a Sun-like star have found evidence of mighty stellar winds that could solve a puzzling meteorite mystery in our own back yard.