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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…

1 month ago

An Upcoming ESA Mission is Going to Remove one Piece of Space Junk From Orbit

A specialized spacecraft will be sent to orbit by the ESA in 2025 to remove a piece of space debris,…

2 months ago

Luca Parmitano Takes the Wheel and Test Drives a Rover From Space.

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano just completed the second round of tests where he remotely-controlled a rover on Earth from the…

2 months ago

Using Bacteria to Build a Base on Mars

A researcher, whose work is supported by the ESA and NASA, has developed an idea for using bacteria to help…

2 months ago

ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano will be Controlling a Rover From Space

The ESA has begun conducting experiments as part of their Analog project, which will allow human operators to control robotic…

2 months ago

If Astronauts Hibernated on Long Journeys, They’d Need Smaller Spacecraft

There's a disturbing lack of hibernation in our space-faring plans. In movies and books, astronauts pop in and out of…

2 months ago

Skylon’s SABRE Engine Passes a Big Test

Reaction Engines Ltd. recently passed a major milestone with the development of their SABRE engine, which could lead to spaceplanes…

3 months ago

Earth, Solar System, Milky Way. Are they Getting More or Less Massive Over Time?

According to a study by The Milky Way Halo Research Group, we now know how quickly the Milky Way is…

4 months ago

Astronauts Explore Caves on Earth, Learning the Skills They’ll Need for the Moon and Mars

We're accustomed to astronauts pulling off their missions without a hitch. They head up to the International Space Station for…

4 months ago

Oumuamua 2.0? It Looks Like There’s a New Interstellar Object Passing Through the Solar System

Astronomers with NASA and the ESA have confirmed that an object that could be interstellar in origin (like 'Oumuamua) is…

5 months ago