ESA's Rosetta Releases New Photos of Comet Surface and Philae Landing

More than six months after Philae's historic landing, Rosetta sends back pictures of the comet's surface landscape and faraway...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 June 2015 - 10:43AM

NASA and ESA Team Up to Stop a Killer Asteroid Impact

ESA and NASA are currently working together to test systems that would deflect a lethal asteroid from hitting Earth.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 2:12PM

First Italian Woman in Space Is About to Break Two Spaceflight Records

Samantha Cristoforetti will soon hold the records for most time in space for an Italian and longest spaceflight for a woman.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 11 May 2015 - 1:44PM

Stunning Image of the Thor's Helmet Nebula Looks Like Star Wars's Mon Calamari

This image of the Thor's Helmet Nebula is gorgeous, but once you see Mon Calamari, you won't be able to un-see it.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 10:21AM

ESA to Clean Up Space Garbage By Shooting Fishing Nets Out of Cannons

Watch a video of ESA performing their "weightless net testing," or attempting to catch derelict satellites with woven fishing nets.

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 4:46PM

ESA Releases Iconic Photographs from Highly Secretive Research Facilities

ESA is usually a notoriously private organization, preferring to play their cards close to the vest. But in 2012, they allowed...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 - 11:45AM

Mysterious Plumes on Mars May Be Extraterrestrial Auroras

Amateur astronomers have reported sightings of strange, plume-like features on Mars on two separate occasions in 2012, and ESA...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 11:49AM

ESA Astronaut Takes Beautiful Series of Earth from Space Photographs

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, the first Italian woman to go to space, has been living at the ISS since late November 2014, and in...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 12:52PM

Astronaut Creates Amazing Time Lapse of Earth from Six Months in Space

Astronaut Alexander Gerst spent six months on the International Space Station on the Blue Dot mission, returning in November. In that...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 29 December 2014 - 4:24PM

Planck Captures Detailed Images of Milky Way's Magnetic Field for the First Time

These beautiful images show some of the first images of our galaxy's magnetic field, and the first to be taken in this much detail....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 - 2:12PM

European Space Agency Will Start Planet Hunting In 2024

Exoplanets, Earth-like planets, and Goldilocks Zone, these are some of science's buzzwords at the moment thanks in no small part to...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 20 February 2014 - 11:54AM

How The Rosetta Spacecraft Will Land A Probe On A Comet

On Monday 20th January 2014, the European Space Agency will set in motion the most incredible scientific mission since the Mars...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 17 January 2014 - 10:31AM

Scientists Will Use A Hibernating Spacecraft To Land A Robot On Comet 67P

The ESA spacecraft Rosetta has spent the last 31 months hibernating in deep space, but in a matter of weeks it will be awakened from...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 - 11:55AM