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Two comets collided at low speed in the early Solar System to give rise to the distinctive 'rubber duck' shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, say Rosetta scientists.
Published: 28 September 2015
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope imaged three magnificent sections of the Veil Nebula in 1997. Now, a stunning new set of images from Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 capture these scattered stellar remains in spectacular new detail and reveal its expansion over the last years.
Published: 24 September 2015
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has provided evidence for a daily water-ice cycle on and near the surface of comets.
Published: 23 September 2015
An international team of astronomers has discovered a gargantuan galaxy cluster with a core bursting with new stars — an incredibly rare find. The discovery, made with the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the first to show that gigantic galaxies at the centres of massive clusters can grow significantly by feeding off gas stolen...
Published: 10 September 2015
The Characterising ExOPlanet Satellite (CHEOPS) is a small mission in the ESA Science Programme. Proposals are solicited for membership in the CHEOPS Science Team. Scientists from institutions located in ESA Member States are invited to apply. The deadline for receipt of mandatory Letters of Intent is 20 October (12:00 noon CEST); proposals are...
Published: 7 September 2015
The Herschel and Planck project teams are this year's recipients of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Systems Award.
Published: 2 September 2015
The Herschel and Planck project teams are this year's recipients of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Systems Award.
Published: 2 September 2015
LISA Pathfinder, ESA's demonstrator for spaceborne observations of gravitational waves, is ready to leave for Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Published: 1 September 2015
The shimmering colours visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new image highlights the nebula's shells and its knots of expanding gas in striking detail.
Published: 26 August 2015
Last Friday, 21 August, ESA's billion-star surveyor, Gaia, completed its first year of science observations in its main survey mode.
Published: 25 August 2015
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the fifteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-15, issued 25 August 2015. This AO covers the period May 2016 to April 2017 and is open to proposers from all over the world.
Published: 25 August 2015
This new image of powerful remnants of dead stars and their mighty action on the surrounding gas from ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory reveals some of the most intense processes taking place at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Published: 20 August 2015
Extreme thermal stresses experienced by a comet as it orbits around the Sun could explain the extensive fracturing thought to drive its long-term surface erosion, say Rosetta scientists analysing high-resolution images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's surface.
Published: 18 August 2015
ESA's Rosetta today witnessed Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko making its closest approach to the Sun. The exact moment of perihelion occurred at 02:03 GMT this morning when the comet came within 186 million km of the Sun.
Published: 13 August 2015
In the approach to perihelion over the past few weeks, Rosetta has been witnessing growing activity from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, with one dramatic outburst event proving so powerful that it even pushed away the incoming solar wind.
Published: 11 August 2015
ESA's Planck mission has achieved a significant milestone. The 2015 data delivery to the Planck Legacy Archive, which hosts the mission products, is now complete. The new version of the archive comprises a full record of the data and results from the mission.
Published: 10 August 2015
This weekend sees the 40th anniversary of the launch of COS-B, the first satellite to be launched under the banner of the newly created European Space Agency, on 9 August 1975.
Published: 7 August 2015
ESA's Rosetta mission today celebrates one year at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, with its closest approach to the Sun now just one week away.
Published: 6 August 2015
Complex molecules that could be key building blocks of life, the daily rise and fall of temperature, and an assessment of the surface properties and internal structure of the comet are just some of the highlights of the first scientific analysis of the data returned by Rosetta's lander Philae last November.
Published: 30 July 2015
Some of the most breathtaking views in the Universe are created by nebulae – hot, glowing clouds of gas. This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the centre of the Lagoon Nebula, an object with a deceptively tranquil name.
Published: 30 July 2015
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