Gaia's first year of scientific observations25 August 2015
Gaia's first year of scientific observations25 August 2015 Last Friday, 21 August, ESA’s billion-star surveyor, Gaia, completed its first year of science observations in its main survey mode.
ESO and ESA Directors General sign Cooperation Agreement24 August 2015
ESO and ESA Directors General sign Cooperation Agreement24 August 2015 On 20 August 2015 the Director General of ESO, Tim de Zeeuw, and the Director General of ESA, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, signed a cooperation agreement between the two organisations at ESO’s offices in Santiago, Chile. The ESA Director General was accom...
The tumultuous heart of our Galaxy20 August 2015
The tumultuous heart of our Galaxy20 August 2015 This new image of powerful remnants of dead stars and their mighty action on the surrounding gas from ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory reveals some of the most intense processes taking place at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Call for Media: LISA Pathfinder leaving for launch site 20 August 2015
Call for Media: LISA Pathfinder leaving for launch site 20 August 2015 Slated for launch by Vega in November, ESA’s gravitational-wave detection technology demonstrator is ready to begin launch preparations in September at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Members of the media are invited to join ESA and Airbu...
Rosetta's big day in the Sun13 August 2015
Rosetta's big day in the Sun13 August 2015 ESA’s Rosetta today witnessed Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko making its closest approach to the Sun. The exact moment of perihelion occurred at 02:03 GMT this morning when the comet came within 186 million km of the Sun.
Comet’s firework display ahead of perihelion11 August 2015
Comet’s firework display ahead of perihelion11 August 2015 In the approach to perihelion over the past few weeks, Rosetta has been witnessing growing activity from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, with one dramatic outburst event proving so powerful that it even pushed away the incoming solar wind.
1/5 Gorgeous aurora photo! t.co/rGnKLhRDQZ 30 Aug 2015 14:26:32