A space ant fires its lasers16 May 2018
A space ant fires its lasers16 May 2018 A rare phenomenon connected to the death of a star has been discovered in observations made by ESA’s Herschel space observatory: an unusual laser emission from the spectacular Ant Nebula, which suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at i...
Call for media: Meet Europe’s exoplanet satellite Cheops14 May 2018 *Please note this event has been postponed until October. Revised details will be provided nearer the time*
BepiColombo arrives at Europe’s Spaceport 11 May 2018
BepiColombo arrives at Europe’s Spaceport 11 May 2018 The spacecraft of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury have arrived safely at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, marking the start of six months of preparation to ready the craft for launch.
ESA Planck team awarded prestigious prize 10 May 2018
ESA Planck team awarded prestigious prize 10 May 2018 The ESA Planck team has been honoured with the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize for its mission mapping the cosmic microwave background – relic radiation from the Big Bang that is still observable today.
ESA selects three new mission concepts for study07 May 2018 A high-energy survey of the early Universe, an infrared observatory to study the formation of stars, planets and galaxies, and a Venus orbiter are to be considered for ESA’s fifth medium class mission in its Cosmic Vision science programme, with a pla...
ESA and NASA to investigate bringing martian soil to Earth26 April 2018 ESA and NASA signed a statement of intent today to explore concepts for missions to bring samples of martian soil to Earth.