Getting to know Rosetta’s comet22 January 2015
Getting to know Rosetta’s comet22 January 2015 Rosetta is revealing its host comet as having a remarkable array of surface features and with many processes contributing to its activity, painting a complex picture of its evolution.
Mysteries in Nili Fossae22 January 2015
Mysteries in Nili Fossae22 January 2015 These new images from the high-resolution stereo camera on ESA’s Mars Express show Nili Fossae, one of the most enticing regions on Mars. This ‘graben system’ lies northeast of the volcanic region of Syrtis Major on the northwestern edge of the large...
Beagle-2 lander found on Mars16 January 2015
Beagle-2 lander found on Mars16 January 2015 The UK-led Beagle-2 Mars lander, which hitched a ride on ESA’s Mars Express mission and was lost on Mars since 2003, has been found in images taken by a NASA orbiter at the Red Planet.
Origin of high-latitude auroras revealed18 December 2014
Origin of high-latitude auroras revealed18 December 2014 Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the Sun’s effect on Earth, but many aspects of these spectacular displays are still poorly understood. Thanks to ESA’s Cluster and NASA’s Image satellites working together, a particular type of very high-l...
Flying over Becquerel18 December 2014
Flying over Becquerel18 December 2014 This latest release from the camera on ESA’s Mars Express is a simulated flight over the Becquerel crater, showing large-scale deposits of sedimentary material.
Venus Express goes gently into the night16 December 2014
Venus Express goes gently into the night16 December 2014 ESA’s Venus Express has ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life. The spacecraft exhausted its propellant during a series of thruster burns to raise its orbit following the low-altitude aerobraking earlier this year.