‘J’ marks the spot for Rosetta’s lander15 September 2014
‘J’ marks the spot for Rosetta’s lander15 September 2014 Rosetta’s lander Philae will target Site J, an intriguing region on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko that offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.
Gaia discovers its first supernova12 September 2014
Gaia discovers its first supernova12 September 2014 While scanning the sky to measure the positions and movements of stars in our Galaxy, Gaia has discovered its first stellar explosion in another galaxy far, far away.
Call for media: Rosetta landing site announcement 04 September 2014
Call for media: Rosetta landing site announcement 04 September 2014 Members of the media are invited to ESA Headquarters in Paris, France, on 15 September for the announcement of the primary landing site for Rosetta’s lander Philae, where in November it will attempt the first soft touchdown in history on a comet.
Rosetta arrival competition winners28 August 2014
Rosetta arrival competition winners28 August 2014 As Rosetta made its final approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, we asked you to join this extraordinary adventure by sharing pictures of your journeys, participating in a fun photo contest that attracted hundreds of entries and nearly 23 000 vo...
Integral catches dead star exploding in a blaze of glory27 August 2014
Integral catches dead star exploding in a blaze of glory27 August 2014 Astronomers using ESA’s Integral gamma-ray observatory have demonstrated beyond doubt that dead stars known as white dwarfs can reignite and explode as supernovae. The finding came after the unique signature of gamma rays from the radioactiv...
Rosetta takes comet’s temperature01 August 2014
Rosetta takes comet’s temperature01 August 2014 ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has made its first temperature measurements of its target comet, finding that it is too hot to be covered in ice and must instead have a dark, dusty crust.
3/5 Get your thinking hats on! RT @ESA_Rosetta: What name shall we give Site J? There’ll be a public naming competition announced soon. 15 Sep 2014 13:04:44