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This Laser Powered Rover Could Stay in the Shadows on the Moon and Continue to Explore

The craters on the Moon's poles are in permanent shadow. But they're also intriguing locations, due to deposits of water…

1 week ago

This is How the ESA and NASA Will be Working Together to Bring Rocks Back From Mars

The ESA has entered into a lucrative collaboration to help NASA get its Martian rock samples back to Earth.

1 month ago

Mapping Out the Water on the Moon

Using LRO data, the ESA recently created a map of water ice on the Moon, which will aid in future…

2 months ago

Astronaut Pee Will Help Build Bases on the Moon

In a strange development, a new ESA-supported study has shown that urine could actually help astronauts build bases on the…

2 months ago

This Powerful Ion Engine Will Be Flying on NASA’s DART Mission to Try and Redirect an Asteroid

Despite humanity's current struggle against the novel coronavirus, and despite it taking up most of our attention, other threats still…

2 months ago

The Disk of the Milky Way is Warped Because it Already Collided With Another Galaxy

Using data from the second Gaia data release, a team of astronomers has demonstrated that the "warp" in our galaxy…

3 months ago

ESA is Considering a Mission to Give Advanced Warnings of Solar Storms

The Sun is not exactly placid, though it appears pretty peaceful in the quick glances we can steal with our…

3 months ago

CHEOPS Just Opened Its Eyes to Start Studying Known Exoplanets, We Should See the First Picture in a Few Weeks

The CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanets Satellite) spacecraft just opened the cover on its telescope. The spacecraft was launched on December 18th 2019 and…

4 months ago

ESA is Going to Test Two Rovers Working Together to Explore the Moon

The ESA is working on a system (TRAILER) that will allow two robots to work in tandem and explore the…

4 months ago

ESA’s CHEOPS Just Launched. We’re About to Learn a LOT More About Exoplanets

The CHEOPS mission is underway. On December 18th, the exoplanet-studying spacecraft launched from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana aboard…

5 months ago