Auroras from space look like green ocean waves in new video
Doesn't this make you want to book a trip on the next spaceship? Stunning footage from space here shows what auroras look like from the International Space Station. So many ripples of green. Such awesomeness.
'Target locked': Comet mission eyes Wednesday landing
European scientists are gearing for the culmination of two decades' work and a 1.3-billion-euro ($1.6-billion) bet with the first-ever landing on a comet on Wednesday.
Galileo satellite set for new orbit
ESA's fifth Galileo navigation satellite, one of two left in the wrong orbit this summer, will make a series of manoeuvres this month as a prelude to its health being confirmed.
Why Iceland formed so differently from the gentle early Earth
How do you take the temperature of the Earth billions of years ago? The answer lies in the rocks.
Five questions about the Rosetta mission
On November 12, the Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander is due to land on the surface of a comet. As a space scientist working with those who have instruments on board, I can't wait. I met up with some of ...
Life's history in iron
A new study examines how Earth's oldest iron formations could have been formed before oxygenic photosynthesis played a role in oxidizing iron.
Where did all the xenon go?
(Phys.org) —The noble gas xenon should be found in terrestrial and Martian atmospheres, but researchers have had a hard time finding it.
Is your religion ready to meet ET?
How will humankind react after astronomers hand over rock-solid scientific evidence for the existence of life beyond the Earth? No more speculating. No more wondering. The moment scientists announce this ...
Very Large Telescope Interferometer detects exozodiacal light
By using the full power of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer an international team of astronomers has discovered exozodiacal light close to the habitable zones around nine nearby stars. This light is ...
New study finds oceans arrived early to Earth
Earth is known as the Blue Planet because of its oceans, which cover more than 70 percent of the planet's surface and are home to the world's greatest diversity of life. While water is essential for life ...
Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba
Where do the tremendous amounts of material that are ejected to from huge volcanic calderas during super-eruptions actually originate?
Asteroid Apophis could experience landslides when it passes near Earth
Planetary atmospheres a key to assessing possibilities for life
A planetary atmosphere is a delicate thing. On Earth, we are familiar with the ozone hole—a tear in our upper atmosphere caused by human-created chemicals that thin away the ozone. Threats to an atmosphere, ...
Copernicus operations secured until 2021
In a landmark agreement for Europe's Copernicus programme, the European Commission and ESA have signed an Agreement of over €3 billion to manage and implement the Copernicus 'space component' between 2014 ...