Counting stars with Gaia03 July 2015
Counting stars with Gaia03 July 2015 This image, based on housekeeping data from ESA’s Gaia satellite, is no ordinary depiction of the heavens. While the image portrays the outline of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, and of its neighbouring Magellanic Clouds, it was obtained in a rather unusua...
Comet sinkholes generate jets 01 July 2015
Comet sinkholes generate jets 01 July 2015 A number of the dust jets emerging from Rosetta’s comet can be traced back to active pits that were likely formed by a sudden collapse of the surface. These ‘sinkholes’ are providing a glimpse at the chaotic and diverse interior of the comet.
Monster black hole wakes up after 26 years25 June 2015
Monster black hole wakes up after 26 years25 June 2015 Over the past week, ESA's Integral satellite has been observing an exceptional outburst of high-energy light produced by a black hole that is devouring material from its stellar companion.
Exposed water ice detected on comet’s surface24 June 2015
Exposed water ice detected on comet’s surface24 June 2015 Using the high-resolution science camera on board ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft, scientists have identified more than a hundred patches of water ice a few metres in size on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Rosetta mission extended 23 June 2015
Rosetta mission extended 23 June 2015 The adventure continues: ESA today confirmed that its Rosetta mission will be extended until the end of September 2016, at which point the spacecraft will most likely be landed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Hot lava flows discovered on Venus18 June 2015
Hot lava flows discovered on Venus18 June 2015 ESA’s Venus Express has found the best evidence yet for active volcanism on Earth’s neighbour planet.
2/5 Cluster & Swarm: 7 ESA satellites team up to find striking similarities in Earth’s magnetic field for the first time t.co/vcL0kW1xnc 03 Jul 2015 16:59:51
5/5 Look inside a comet! t.co/F75EcfqhjI 01 Jul 2015 19:22:34