Leaky atmosphere linked to lightweight planet08 February 2018
Leaky atmosphere linked to lightweight planet08 February 2018 The Red Planet’s low gravity and lack of magnetic field makes its outermost atmosphere an easy target to be swept away by the solar wind, but new evidence from ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft shows that the Sun’s radiation may play a surprising role in...
ESA creates quietest place in space05 February 2018
ESA creates quietest place in space05 February 2018 Imagine a packed party: music is blaring and you can feel the bass vibrate in your chest, lights are flashing, balloons are falling from the ceiling and the air is filled with hundreds of separate conversations. At the same time your cell phone is vib...
Stellar winds behaving unexpectedly02 February 2018
Stellar winds behaving unexpectedly02 February 2018 ESA’s XMM-Newton has spotted surprising changes in the powerful streams of gas from two massive stars, suggesting that colliding stellar winds don’t behave as expected.
LISA Pathfinder wins American Astronautical Society award24 January 2018
LISA Pathfinder wins American Astronautical Society award24 January 2018 ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission has been honoured with the 2017 Space Technology Award of the American Astronautical Society.
Crater Neukum named after Mars Express founder18 January 2018
Crater Neukum named after Mars Express founder18 January 2018 A fascinating martian crater has been chosen to honour the German physicist and planetary scientist, Gerhard Neukum, one of the founders of ESA’s Mars Express mission.
Rosetta and Planck honoured in annual Royal Astronomical Society awards12 January 2018 ESA’s Matt Taylor has been awarded the 2018 Service Award for Geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society for his outstanding contribution to the Rosetta mission, while the Planck mission has been honoured with the Group Achievement Award for their e...