Forces of martian nature10 July 2014
Forces of martian nature10 July 2014 The surface of Mars is pocked and scarred with giant impact craters and rocky ridges, as shown in this new image from ESA’s Mars Express that borders the giant Hellas basin in the planet’s southern hemisphere.
Rosetta, are we there yet?09 July 2014
Rosetta, are we there yet?09 July 2014 After a 10-year journey that has clocked up more than 6 billion kilometres, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft is rapidly closing in on its destination comet, and ESA is inviting you along for the ride.
Young sun’s violent history solves meteorite mystery 01 July 2014
Young sun’s violent history solves meteorite mystery 01 July 2014 Astronomers using ESA’s Herschel space observatory to probe the turbulent beginnings of a Sun-like star have found evidence of mighty stellar winds that could solve a puzzling meteorite mystery in our own back yard.
Rosetta’s comet ‘sweats’ two glasses of water a second30 June 2014 ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has found that comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is releasing the equivalent of two small glasses of water into space every second, even at a cold 583 million kilometres from the Sun.
Athena to study the hot and energetic Universe27 June 2014
Athena to study the hot and energetic Universe27 June 2014 ESA has selected the Athena advanced telescope for high-energy astrophysics as its second ‘Large-class’ science mission.
Puzzling X-rays point to dark matter24 June 2014
Puzzling X-rays point to dark matter24 June 2014 Astronomers using ESA and NASA high-energy observatories have discovered a tantalising clue that hints at an elusive ingredient of our Universe: dark matter.