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.
Rosetta fuels debate on origin of Earth’s oceans10 December 2014
Rosetta fuels debate on origin of Earth’s oceans10 December 2014 ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has found the water vapour from its target comet to be significantly different to that found on Earth. The discovery fuels the debate on the origin of our planet’s oceans.
Frost-covered chaos on Mars 27 November 2014
Frost-covered chaos on Mars 27 November 2014 Thanks to a break in the dusty ‘weather’ over the giant Hellas Basin at the beginning of this year, ESA’s Mars Express was able to look down into the seven kilometre-deep basin and onto the frosty surface of Hellas Chaos.
Pioneering Philae completes main mission before hibernation15 November 2014
Pioneering Philae completes main mission before hibernation15 November 2014 Rosetta’s lander has completed its primary science mission after nearly 57 hours on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.