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.
Exposed ice on Rosetta’s comet confirmed as water 13 January 2016
Exposed ice on Rosetta’s comet confirmed as water 13 January 2016 Observations made shortly after Rosetta’s arrival at its target comet in 2014 have provided definitive confirmation of the presence of water ice.
ESA confirms James Webb telescope Ariane launch 17 December 2015
ESA confirms James Webb telescope Ariane launch 17 December 2015 The next great space observatory took a step closer this week when ESA signed the contract with Arianespace that will see the James Webb Space Telescope launched on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou in October 2018.