European Space Agency

Image: Where's Gaia?

(Phys.org) —Disguised in a crowded field of stars, the tiny white dot highlighted in these two images is none other than ESA's Gaia satellite as seen with the Very Large Telescope Survey Telescope at the ...

Feb 18, 2014 4.9 / 5 (8) 0

Kelut volcano grounds flights

The Kelut volcano on Indonesia's Java island erupted late last night. While disaster-management authorities are busy on the ground, satellites are tracking the major cloud of ash and sulphur dioxide as it ...

Feb 17, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

ESA image: Team spirit

Spaceflight is all about teamwork. From the five space agencies that build and maintain the International Space Station to the mission control centres on Earth and the European, Japanese, American and Russian ...

Feb 12, 2014 not rated yet 0

Is global warming hiding underwater?

Satellite observations of global sea-surface temperature show that a 30-year upward trend has slowed down within the last 15 years. Climate scientists say this is not the end of global warming, but the result ...

Feb 10, 2014 3.5 / 5 (19) 21

The storm before the calm

In just a week the crew of Concordia research station will be left to survive on one of the remotest places on Earth for nine months. Together, the crew of 13 must operate the base, live and run scientific ...

Feb 06, 2014 not rated yet 0