European Space Agency

Buried glaciers on Mars

This jumble of eroded blocks lies along the distinctive boundary between the Red Planet's southern highlands and the northern lowlands, with remnants of ancient glaciers flowing around them.

dateOct 13, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Magnetic oceans and electric Earth

Oceans might not be thought of as magnetic, but they make a tiny contribution to our planet's protective magnetic shield. Remarkably, ESA's Swarm satellites have not only measured this extremely faint field, but have also ...

dateOct 04, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Ready for the Red Planet

Next week, ESA's ExoMars has just a single chance to get captured by Mars' gravity. The spacecraft and the mission controllers who will make it so are ready for arrival.

dateOct 14, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Image: Spinning station

On 10 October, ESA's deep-space radio dish in Cebreros, Spain, transmitted an 866 sec interstellar message towards the North Star as part of the international "A Simple Response" project.

dateOct 14, 2016 in Space Exploration
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