River relic spied by Mars Express10 October 2019
River relic spied by Mars Express10 October 2019 Mars may seem to be an alien world, but many of its features look eerily familiar – such as this ancient, dried-up river system that stretches out for nearly 700 kilometres across the surface, making it one of the longest valley networks on the planet.
Exoplanet and cosmology discoveries awarded Nobel Prize in Physics08 October 2019 ESA congratulates 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, who have been awarded the prestigious prize for the first discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star, and James Peebles, honoured for the theoretical fra...
Call for Media: Last chance to view Europe’s Solar Orbiter03 October 2019
Call for Media: Last chance to view Europe’s Solar Orbiter03 October 2019 ESA’s new Sun explorer will leave Europe soon, with final launch preparations starting in November at Cape Canaveral in Florida, US. ESA and Airbus Defence and Space invite members of the media to get a final glimpse of Solar Orbiter on 18 October at...
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.