Venus glory11 March 2014
Venus glory11 March 2014 A rainbow-like feature known as a ‘glory’ has been seen by ESA’s Venus Express orbiter in the atmosphere of our nearest neighbour – the first time one has been fully imaged on another planet.
Lava floods the ancient plains of Mars 06 March 2014
Lava floods the ancient plains of Mars 06 March 2014 Two distinct volcanic eruptions have flooded this area of Daedalia Planum with lava, flowing around an elevated fragment of ancient terrain.
ESA selects planet-hunting PLATO mission19 February 2014
ESA selects planet-hunting PLATO mission19 February 2014 A space-based observatory to search for planets orbiting alien stars has been selected today as ESA’s third medium-class science mission. It is planned for launch by 2024.
Gaia comes into focus06 February 2014
Gaia comes into focus06 February 2014 ESA’s billion-star surveyor Gaia is slowly being brought into focus. This test image shows a dense cluster of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way.
ExoMars orbiter core module completed03 February 2014
ExoMars orbiter core module completed03 February 2014 The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter module consisting of the spacecraft structure, thermal control and propulsion systems was handed over by OHB System to Thales Alenia Space France at a ceremony held in Bremen, Germany, today.
The competition winners who helped us wake up Rosetta29 January 2014
The competition winners who helped us wake up Rosetta29 January 2014 We asked you to help us wake up Rosetta from 31 months of deep-space hibernation in a fun video shout-out contest. With over 200 entries and 75 000 votes, you certainly succeeded!
1/5 Read more about Giotto's encounter of Comet Halley and the results, revealing an elongated ‘potato’ shaped nucleus at t.co/6RXUbaBv31 13 Mar 2014 17:03:27