High-gravity water waves

15.01.2020 08:37, ESA Top News

Image: What might look like jelly being stirred is actually water subjected to 20 times normal Earth gravity within ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge – as part of an experiment giving new insight into the behaviour of wave turbulence.This...

Huygens landing spin mystery solved

14.01.2020 18:00, ESA Top News

Fifteen years ago today, ESA’s Huygens probe made history when it descended to the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan and became the first probe to successfully land on another world in the outer Solar System. However, during its descent, the...

Up in smoke

14.01.2020 14:41, ESA Top News

Image: Another pair of eyes provides a sobering perspective on the fires ravaging Australia. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took images such as this one on 12 January from his vantage point of the International Space Station.From satellite...

Back to the Moon with ESA

14.01.2020 08:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:04:00 The first flight of the Artemis programme, which will see humans return to the Moon, is scheduled to begin soon. The lunar spacecraft consists of NASA's Orion crew module and the European Service Module, or ESM. Developed...

Mission X 2020 Walk to the Moon challenge is open!

13.01.2020 16:51, ESA Top News

Mission X: train like an astronaut is an international educational challenge, focusing on health, science, fitness and nutrition, which encourages pupils to train like an astronaut.

Watch: ESA Director General’s press briefing

13.01.2020 14:19, ESA Top News

Follow the ESA Director General’s start-of-the-year press briefing at 08:30 GMT (09:30 CET) on 15 January 2020. 

First Spacebus Neo satellite set for launch

13.01.2020 11:23, ESA Top News

The first satellite developed under an initiative to help European industry deliver competitive satellites for the commercial telecommunications market has entered its final phase before launch.Konnect will provide broadband services for...

First Spacebus Neo satellite set for launch

13.01.2020 11:23, ESA Top News

The first satellite developed under an initiative to help European industry deliver competitive satellites for the commercial telecommunications market has entered its final phase before launch.Konnect will provide broadband services for...

Rippling ice and storms at Mars’ north pole

13.01.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

ESA’s Mars Express has captured beautiful images of the icy cap sitting at Mars’ north pole, complete with bright swathes of ice, dark troughs and depressions, and signs of strong winds and stormy activity.

Stormy activity at Mars’ icy north pole

13.01.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

Image: This image shows part of the ice cap sitting at Mars’ north pole, complete with bright swathes of ice, dark troughs and depressions, and signs of strong winds and stormy activity.The landscape here is a rippled mix of colour. Dark red...

First sighting of hot gas sloshing in galaxy cluster

10.01.2020 12:00, ESA Top News

ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has spied hot gas sloshing around within a galaxy cluster – a never-before-seen behaviour that may be driven by turbulent merger events.

Earth from Space: Faroe Islands

10.01.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:02:37 This week's edition of the Earth from Space programme features a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image over the Faroe Islands – located halfway between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean.See also Faroe Islands to...

Faroe Islands

10.01.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Faroe Islands, located halfway between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Faroe Islands are an archipelago made up of 18 jagged islands and are a self-governing...

Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts

10.01.2020 09:00, ESA Top News

ESA’s Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth’s winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched – and after months of careful testing these measurements are considered so good that the European Centre for Medium-Range...

Aerosol spread from Australian fires

09.01.2020 16:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:00:20 Ferocious bushfires have been sweeping across Australia since September, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures, drought and wind. The country has always experienced fires, but this season has been horrific. A staggering...

Australia: like a furnace

09.01.2020 13:59, ESA Top News

Ferocious bushfires have been sweeping across Australia since September, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures, drought and wind. The country has always experienced fires, but this season has been horrific. A staggering 10 million...

Smoke and flames in Australia

09.01.2020 12:03, ESA Top News

Image: Ferocious bushfires have been sweeping across Australia since September, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures, drought and wind. The country has always experienced fires, but this season has been horrific. A staggering 10 million...

ESA and EDA joint research: advancing into the unknown

09.01.2020 10:14, ESA Top News

ESA and the European Defence Agency (EDA) are embarking on new cooperative projects for exploring unknown or potentially hazardous environments: harnessing drones for the monitoring of disaster-stricken regions or toxic spill sites and making...