Second ExoMars mission moves to next launch opportunity in 202002 May 2016 On 14 March 2016, the Roscosmos State Corporation and the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the jointly-developed ExoMars 2016 interplanetary mission, comprising the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) and the Schiaparelli lander, on a Proton rocket from Baiko...
Powerful winds spotted from mysterious X-ray binaries28 April 2016 ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered gas streaming away at a quarter of the speed of light from very bright X-ray binaries in two nearby galaxies.
Profile of a methane sea on Titan26 April 2016
Profile of a methane sea on Titan26 April 2016 Saturn’s largest moon is covered in seas and lakes of liquid hydrocarbons – and one sea has now been found to be filled with pure methane, with a seabed covered by a sludge of organic-rich material, and possibly surrounded by wetlands.
Space Microscope to test universality of freefall26 April 2016
Space Microscope to test universality of freefall26 April 2016 France’s Microscope satellite, carrying a set of ESA high-tech thrusters, lifted off last night from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, taking advantage of the same Soyuz launch that took the EU’s Sentinel-1B into orbit.
Herschel’s Galactic panorama22 April 2016
Herschel’s Galactic panorama22 April 2016 This new video from ESA’s Herschel space observatory reveals in stunning detail the intricate pattern of gas, dust and star-forming hubs along the plane of our Galaxy, the Milky Way.
Calling all artists: apply now for art and science residency20 April 2016 ESA, in partnership with Ars Electronica, is announcing art&science@ESA, a new art residency to explore the fertile ground between art and space science.
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