Learning from lunar lights07 December 2018
Learning from lunar lights07 December 2018 Every few hours observing the Moon, ESA’s ‘NELIOTA’ project discovers a brilliant flash of light across its surface – the result of an object hurtling through space and striking our unprotected rocky neighbour at vast speed. Based at the Kryoneri tele...
Exoplanet mission launch slot announced23 November 2018
Exoplanet mission launch slot announced23 November 2018 The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, will target 15 October to 14 November 2019 for launch.
Shaping the surface of Mars with water, wind and ice22 November 2018
Shaping the surface of Mars with water, wind and ice22 November 2018 ESA’s Mars Express has imaged an intriguing part of the Red Planet’s surface: a rocky, fragmented, furrowed escarpment lying at the boundary of the northern and southern hemisphere.
Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission09 November 2018
Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission09 November 2018 The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has recommended Oxia Planum as the landing site for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science platform that will launch to the Red Planet in 2020.
Windy with a chance of magnetic storms – space weather science with Cluster08 November 2018 Space weather is no abstract concept – it may happen in space, but its effects on Earth can be significant. To help better forecast these effects, ESA’s Cluster mission, a quartet of spacecraft that was launched in 2000, is currently working to unders...
Galactic ghosts: Gaia uncovers major event in the formation of the Milky Way31 October 2018 ESA’s Gaia mission has made a major breakthrough in unravelling the formation history of the Milky Way.