Copernicus Sentinel-1 reveals shared plumbing led to Agung awakening22 February 2019 When Mount Agung in Indonesia erupted in 2017, the search was on to find out why it had stirred. Thanks to information on ground deformation from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, scientists now have more insight into the volcano’s hidden secrets tha...
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars21 February 2019
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars21 February 2019 These images from ESA’s Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet.
Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond20 February 2019
Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond20 February 2019 The outermost part of our planet’s atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit – almost twice the distance to the Moon.
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby20 February 2019
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby20 February 2019 ESA’s proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by performing a flyby of another asteroid during the mission’s three-year flight.
Space behaviour19 February 2019
Space behaviour19 February 2019 Europe’s Columbus laboratory enters its eleventh year in space with steady operations, a few upgrades and several experiments in full swing.
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites19 February 2019
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites19 February 2019 Pioneer partner Open Cosmos are taking mission development to a new dimension, using a virtual reality-like simulation that replicates life in orbit for space technologies.
Rosetta’s comet sculpted by stress18 February 2019
Rosetta’s comet sculpted by stress18 February 2019 Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in sculpting the comet's surface and interior following its formation.
Astronaut photography benefiting the planet 15 February 2019
Astronaut photography benefiting the planet 15 February 2019 When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads, they are doing much more than just taking pretty pictures. They are looking after the health of our planet and, ultimately, us too.
Shrinking heart13 February 2019
Shrinking heart13 February 2019 This heart-shaped body of water may look cute for Valentine’s Day but just as love sometimes fades, this emerald sea is withering away.
Loving big12 February 2019
Loving big12 February 2019 Since it’s Valentine’s Day soon, we’re all feeling romantic and so we bring you this image of a heart-shaped lake in Argentina – and like all love, it’s special.
Island love11 February 2019
Island love11 February 2019 With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we will soon be expressing our love to those nearest and dearest – and maybe that can include our beautiful home planet, after all it needs all the love and care it can get.
Swarm helps pinpoint new magnetic north for smartphones08 February 2019
Swarm helps pinpoint new magnetic north for smartphones08 February 2019 Since it was first measured in 1831, we have known that the magnetic north is constantly on the move. However, its tendency to slowly roam has stepped up a pace recently – so much so that the World Magnetic Model has had to be updated urgently with th...