Impact crater or supervolcano caldera?21 May 2015
Impact crater or supervolcano caldera?21 May 2015 At first glance, the region covered by this latest Mars Express image release appears to be pockmarked with impact craters. But the largest structure among them may hold a rather explosive secret: it could be remains of an ancient supervolcano.
Send your drawing into space with Cheops06 May 2015
Send your drawing into space with Cheops06 May 2015 Do you want to send your art into space on the new Cheops satellite? ESA and its mission partners are inviting children to submit drawings that will be miniaturised and engraved on two plaques that will be put on the satellite.
Celestial fireworks celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary23 April 2015 This glittering tapestry of young stars exploding into life in a dramatic fireworks display has been released today to celebrate 25 incredible years of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Rosetta and Philae find comet not magnetised 14 April 2015
Rosetta and Philae find comet not magnetised 14 April 2015 Measurements made by Rosetta and Philae during the probe’s multiple landings on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko show that the comet’s nucleus is not magnetised.
Herschel and Planck find missing clue to galaxy cluster formation31 March 2015 By combining observations of the distant Universe made with ESA’s Herschel and Planck space observatories, cosmologists have discovered what could be the precursors of the vast clusters of galaxies that we see today.
Black hole winds pull the plug on star formation25 March 2015
Black hole winds pull the plug on star formation25 March 2015 Astronomers using ESA’s Herschel space observatory have found that the winds blowing from a huge black hole are sweeping away its host galaxy’s reservoir of raw star-building material.