Star shredded by rare breed of black hole18 June 2018
Star shredded by rare breed of black hole18 June 2018 ESA’s XMM-Newton observatory has discovered the best-ever candidate for a very rare and elusive type of cosmic phenomenon: a medium-weight black hole in the process of tearing apart and feasting on a nearby star.
From horizon to horizon: Celebrating 15 years of Mars Express01 June 2018 Fifteen years ago, ESA’s Mars Express was launched to investigate the Red Planet. To mark this milestone comes a striking view of Mars from horizon to horizon, showcasing one of the most intriguing parts of the martian surface.
Red Planet rover set for extreme environment workout29 May 2018 A representative model of the ExoMars rover that will land on Mars in 2021 is beginning a demanding test campaign that will ensure it can survive the rigours of launch and landing, as well as operations under the environmental conditions of Mars....
A space ant fires its lasers16 May 2018
A space ant fires its lasers16 May 2018 A rare phenomenon connected to the death of a star has been discovered in observations made by ESA’s Herschel space observatory: an unusual laser emission from the spectacular Ant Nebula, which suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at i...
Call for media: Meet Europe’s exoplanet satellite Cheops14 May 2018 *Please note this event has been postponed until October. Revised details will be provided nearer the time*
BepiColombo arrives at Europe’s Spaceport 11 May 2018
BepiColombo arrives at Europe’s Spaceport 11 May 2018 The spacecraft of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury have arrived safely at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, marking the start of six months of preparation to ready the craft for launch.