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.
Artwork unveiled on exoplanet satellite27 August 2018
Artwork unveiled on exoplanet satellite27 August 2018 Two plaques etched with thousands of miniaturised drawings made by children have been unveiled in a dedicated ceremony held today in Switzerland.
Infant exoplanet weighed by Hipparcos and Gaia20 August 2018
Infant exoplanet weighed by Hipparcos and Gaia20 August 2018 The mass of a very young exoplanet has been revealed for the first time using data from ESA’s star mapping spacecraft Gaia and its predecessor, the quarter-century retired Hipparcos satellite.
Students digging into data archive spot mysterious X-ray source10 August 2018 An enigmatic X-ray source revealed as part of a data-mining project for high-school students shows unexplored avenues hidden in the vast archive of ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray Observatory.