Surfing complete21 February 2018
Surfing complete21 February 2018 Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA’s ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane.
Saturn’s B ring peaks19 February 2018
Saturn’s B ring peaks19 February 2018 While the Winter Olympics is in full swing in PyeongChang, South Korea, and many winter sport fanatics head to snow-clad mountains to get their thrills on the slopes this ski-season, this dramatic mountain scene is somewhat off-piste – in Saturn’s rin...
Diamond ring12 February 2018
Diamond ring12 February 2018 Love is in the air this week! Whether you’re a red rose enthusiast or are planning to eschew all involvement this year, we have a cosmic Valentine’s treat to please even the most romance-averse: this bright and beautiful celestial ring.
Leaky atmosphere linked to lightweight planet09 February 2018
Leaky atmosphere linked to lightweight planet09 February 2018 The Red Planet’s low gravity and lack of magnetic field makes its outermost atmosphere an easy target to be swept away by the solar wind, but new evidence from ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft shows that the Sun’s radiation may play a surprising role in...
ESA creates quietest place in space09 February 2018
ESA creates quietest place in space09 February 2018 Imagine a packed party: music is blaring and you can feel the bass vibrate in your chest, lights are flashing, balloons are falling from the ceiling and the air is filled with hundreds of separate conversations. At the same time your cell phone is vib...
Space station space science09 February 2018
Space station space science09 February 2018 Careering around Earth every 90 minutes, 400 km above our heads, is the International Space Station – humanity’s orbital outpost.