European Space Agency

Asteroid Steins in 3-D

(Phys.org) —Five years ago this week, ESA's Rosetta mission flew by asteroid Steins en route to comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko, where it will finally arrive next year after a decade in space.

Sep 02, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Embracing Orion

(Phys.org) —This new view of the Orion A star-formation cloud from ESA's Herschel space observatory shows the turbulent region of space that hugs the famous Orion Nebula.

Aug 26, 2013 5 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Africa's ups and downs

The East African Rift is an area where two tectonic plates are moving apart, making it a region of high geological activity, home to a number of volcanoes.

Aug 08, 2013 4 / 5 (1) 0

Dance of the X-rays

Like car tail lights streaking through a busy city at night, this unique image records over a thousand movements made by ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope as it shifts its gaze from one X-ray object to another.

Jul 29, 2013 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

High-tech hitchhikers

Ready for launch tomorrow, Alphasat – Europe's largest telecommunications satellite – will serve as a testbed for advanced space technologies at the same time as it works on its day job as part of the ...

Jul 25, 2013 4.5 / 5 (2) 0