Rosetta’s lander faces eternal hibernation12 February 2016
Rosetta’s lander faces eternal hibernation12 February 2016 Silent since its last call to mothership Rosetta seven months ago, the Philae lander is facing conditions on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from which it is unlikely to recover.
ESA congratulations on gravitational wave discovery11 February 2016
ESA congratulations on gravitational wave discovery11 February 2016 ESA is thrilled to learn that gravitational waves have been detected, and is looking forward to starting its mission to test technologies that could extend the study of these exotic waves to space.
Inside Rosetta’s comet04 February 2016
Inside Rosetta’s comet04 February 2016 There are no large caverns inside Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA’s Rosetta mission has made measurements that clearly demonstrate this, solving a long-standing mystery.
Martian labyrinth28 January 2016
Martian labyrinth28 January 2016 This block of martian terrain, etched with an intricate pattern of landslides and wind-blown dunes, is a small segment of a vast labyrinth of valleys, fractures and plateaus.
Integral X-rays Earth’s aurora26 January 2016
Integral X-rays Earth’s aurora26 January 2016 Normally busy with observing high-energy black holes, supernovas and neutron stars, ESA’s Integral space observatory recently had the chance to look back at our own planet’s aurora.
A Milky Way twin swept by an ultra-fast X-ray wind14 January 2016
A Milky Way twin swept by an ultra-fast X-ray wind14 January 2016 ESA’s XMM-Newton has found a wind of high-speed gas streaming from the centre of a bright spiral galaxy like our own that may be reducing its ability to produce new stars.