From clouds to craters19 September 2019
From clouds to craters19 September 2019 This beautiful view from ESA’s Mars Express stretches from the bright, cloud-covered north pole of Mars to the contrasting hues of the northern hemisphere and the cratered terrain in the south.
Comet’s collapsing cliffs and bouncing boulders 18 September 2019
Comet’s collapsing cliffs and bouncing boulders 18 September 2019 Scientists analysing the treasure trove of images taken by ESA’s Rosetta mission have turned up more evidence for curious bouncing boulders and dramatic cliff collapses.
Unexpected periodic flares may shed light on black hole accretion11 September 2019
Unexpected periodic flares may shed light on black hole accretion11 September 2019 ESA’s X-ray space telescope XMM-Newton has detected never-before-seen periodic flares of X-ray radiation coming from a distant galaxy that could help explain some enigmatic behaviours of active black holes.
Gaia untangles the starry strings of the Milky Way28 August 2019
Gaia untangles the starry strings of the Milky Way28 August 2019 Rather than leaving home young, as expected, stellar ‘siblings’ prefer to stick together in long-lasting, string-like groups, finds a new study of data from ESA’s Gaia spacecraft.
ExoMars rover ready for environment testing27 August 2019
ExoMars rover ready for environment testing27 August 2019 The Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover has completed its construction activities in the UK and will now depart to France for testing under the conditions of the Red Planet’s environment.
Jupiter mission takes first images of destination – from Earth22 August 2019 As part of preparations for the launch of ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, its navigation camera has been given a unique test: imaging its destination from Earth.