Monster black hole wakes up after 26 years 25 June 2015 Over the past week, ESA's INTEGRAL satellite has been observing an exceptional outburst of high-energy light produced by a black hole that is devouring material from its stellar companion. Read more
ESA's INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory is detecting some of the most energetic radiation that comes from space. It is the most sensitive gamma-ray observatory ever launched. INTEGRAL is an ESA mission in cooperation with Russia and the United States.
Working life extensions for ESA’s science missions 20 November 2014 Continuing operations of ten space science missions have been extended by ESA’s Science Programme Committee (SPC). Read more
INTEGRAL catches dead star exploding in a blaze of glory 27 August 2014 Astronomers using ESA's INTEGRAL gamma-ray observatory have demonstrated beyond doubt that dead stars known as white dwarfs can reignite and explode as supernovae. Read more
Debris from stellar explosions in the Galaxy's fast lane 19 November 2013 Astronomers looking at the radioactive afterglow of supernovae with ESA's INTEGRAL mission have revealed that the remains of stellar explosions power their way through the Milky Way much faster than stars and most of the Galaxy's gas. Read more