european space agency

Look at How Much the Sun Has Changed in Just Two Years

The solar cycle has been reasonably well understood since 1843 when Samuel Schwabe spent 17 years observing the variation of…

3 months ago

Juice Looks Back at Earth During Its Space Odyssey to Jupiter’s Moons

As the European Space Agency's Juice spacecraft headed out on an eight-year trip to Jupiter's icy moons, it turned back…

1 year ago

Astronomers Suspected There Should Be a Planet Here, and Then They Took a Picture of it

Two teams independently discovered a super-Jupiter around a nearby Sun-like star using astrometry and direct imaging.

1 year ago

ESA Gives Green Light on its Comet Interceptor Mission

Comets, with their long, beautiful, bright tails of ice, are some of the most spectacular sightings in the night sky.…

2 years ago

ESA’s Solar Orbiter Takes a Ludicrously High Resolution Image of the Sun

The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter snaps an amazing image, en route to its first close pass near the Sun.

2 years ago

“Incident” that Occurred During Loading Pushes the Webb Launch Date to Dec. 22nd

An incident occurred at Europe's Spaceport as engineers were preparing the James Webb Space Telescope, delaying the launch until Dec.…

3 years ago

James Webb’s Upper Stage is off to the Launch Site

The rocket that will carry the James Webb Space Telescope to space later this year is on its way to…

3 years ago

ESA’s ExoMars has Completed its Aerobraking Maneuvers to Bring it Into a Circular 400 km Orbit Around Mars

In the past few months, the ExoMars orbiter has been conducting aerobraking maneuvers that have brought it steadily closer to…

6 years ago

Rosetta Orbiter Approved for Extended Mission and Bold Comet Landing

Rosetta will attempt comet landing This single frame Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 15 June…

9 years ago

Longest Woman Spaceflyer to Return as Russia Reshuffles Station Launches After Rocket Failure

The longest space mission in history by a female astronaut is now set to conclude on Thursday, following Russia’s confirmation…

9 years ago