Gaia finds candidates for interstellar ‘Oumuamua’s home25 September 2018
Gaia finds candidates for interstellar ‘Oumuamua’s home25 September 2018 Using data from ESA’s Gaia stellar surveyor, astronomers have identified four stars that are possible places of origin of ‘Oumuamua, an interstellar object spotted during a brief visit to our Solar System in 2017.
Dust storms on Titan spotted by Cassini for the first time24 September 2018
Dust storms on Titan spotted by Cassini for the first time24 September 2018 Data from the international Cassini spacecraft that explored Saturn and its moons between 2004 and 2017 has revealed what appear to be giant dust storms in equatorial regions of Titan.
Recent tectonics on Mars20 September 2018
Recent tectonics on Mars20 September 2018 These prominent trenches were formed by faults that pulled the planet’s surface apart less than 10 million years ago.
Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life19 September 2018
Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life19 September 2018 ESA’s star mapping mission, Gaia, has shown our Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that set millions of stars moving like ripples on a pond.
ExoMars highlights radiation risk for Mars astronauts, and watches as dust storm subsides19 September 2018 Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their career during the journey itself to and from the Red Planet, according to data from the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter be...
BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together31 August 2018
BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together31 August 2018 The two science orbiters of the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission are connected in their launch configuration and the European science orbiter and transport module have been given the go-ahead to be loaded with propellants.