European Space Agency

Massive Chinese space station ‘full of toxic chemicals’ could crash on Europe

An eight-tonne Chinese space laboratory is about to crash towards Earth in a fireball – and chunks full of toxic chemicals could hit the ground, …

Space

What Goes Into Orbit Could Be Zapped With Lasers Before It Comes Down, Say Chinese Scientists

A paper published by researchers at the Air Force Engineering University in China describes how zapping space junk with lasers could break it apart …

NASA

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite

BERLIN – China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms.<p>The European Space Agency says it has teamed up with China's National Space Center to conduct ground tests on two complementary devices designed to deliver high-resolution …

Business

Europe's space agency braces for Brexit fallout

The European Space Agency (ESA) is drawing up contingency plans for projects, commercial deals, and staffing that may be adversely affected by …

Brexit

The Great Crossing

Photojournal: PIA08356<p>March 1, 2007<p>This life-like movie sequence captures Saturn's rings during a ring plane crossing--which Cassini makes twice per …

Astronomy

targeting imager

Prototype for ground testing<p>17 January 2018<p>ESA has teamed up with the Chinese Academy of Sciences to test an instrument capable of peering down from …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

ESA wants to use lasers to explore Mars

Scientists want to use lasers on Mars to see what it is made of.<p>Researchers working at the European Space Agency (ESA) and the University of …

News (Ireland)

NASA Has First Close Look at Distant Galaxy From Dawn of the Universe

Astronomers have seen the most distant galaxy ever as more than just a red dot. NASA’s Hubble Telescope has captured a picture of the young …

Universe

New satellite paves the way for full-color, full-motion video from space

British company Earth-i just launched a new prototype satellite that paves the way for the “world’s first full-color, full-motion video satellite …

Space

China Plans to Destroy Space Junk With Giant Lasers

Chinese scientists have an audacious proposal to clean up Earth’s cluttered orbit using giant lasers to obliterate old satellites and other space …

NASA

CAS, ESA-developed atmospheric sounder improves severe weather forecast

Scientists have made progress in the development of a millimeter-wave atmospheric sounder that enables more effective monitoring of typhoons and …

News (China)

E3 Organizer Rips Trump For His Reported "Sh*thole Countries" Comment

The Entertainment Software Association, the group that organizes E3 every year and represents the video game industry's interests in Washington, has come out with a statement ripping President Trump's recent and controversial "sh*thole countries" comment. In a statement to Polygon, the ESA …

Dick Durbin

Researchers identify 8 sites with exposed water ice on Mars

Ice on Mars<p>We’ve known for some time that huge deposits of water ice reside beneath the surface of Mars, but we didn’t know much about its …

Planets

Rosetta and Planck honoured in annual Royal Astronomical Society awards

Rosetta and Planck<p>12 January 2018<p>ESA’s Matt Taylor has been awarded the 2018 Service Award for Geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society for his …

Space

Now see that stunning Sahara snowfall from space

A rare snow in the Sahara Desert made headlines and the satellite views are simply gorgeous.<p>The Sahara Desert in Africa is known for its size, baking heat and sculptural sand dunes. It's not known for its skiing.<p>A rare snowfall during the week won't turn the Sahara into a winter sports destination, …

Space

NASA’s Great Observatories Team Up to Find Magnified and Stretched Out Image of Distant Galaxy

An intensive survey deep into the universe by NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has yielded the proverbial needle-in-a-haystack: the …

Universe

What a Rare Snow in the Sahara Looks Like From Space

This winter has brought extreme weather to some unexpected places — like snow in the Sahara.<p>Images captured from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite …

Weather

Eyes in the Skies

<b>Q. Instead of</b> <b>sending space probes to distant planets, is it possible to land a powerful camera or another instrument on a comet or asteroid — and have it send back information as it travels through space?</b><p><b>A.</b> “It is certainly possible to land a camera with other instruments on a comet or asteroid to …

Space Exploration

This Asteroid Hunter Is Tasked With Saving Earth from Killer Impacts

Lindley Johnson is NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer and in many ways, the fate of the Earth rests in his hands. But he’s not stressed about it.<p>Every day, Earth is pummeled by thousands of pieces of space rock. Most burn up on their descent to Earth, occasionally creating a brilliant cosmic firework …

Space Exploration

In unusual move, ESA slams Trump’s racist outburst

Game publisher group says the president’s words are ‘repulsive’<p>The Entertainment Software Association tonight issued a statement regarding U.S. President Donald Trump’s widely reported, racist comments about immigrants from “Haiti and Africa” as being from “shithole” countries.<p>”America’s greatness …

Donald Trump

Spain’s PLD Space receives $2.4 million grant for smallsat launchers

WASHINGTON — Spanish rocket startup PLD Space received 2 million euros ($2.4 million) from a European Commission grant program to further the …

Exploration

China’s plummeting space station is just a taste of the world’s space junk problem

China’s first space lab, which stopped working in 2016, is expected to crash to earth in coming months. But unlike the Tiangong-1, many man-made objects remain in space way beyond their useful life, orbiting our planet endlessly and fueling space scientists’ worst nightmares.<p>Since human beings …

NASA

Nasa captures Saturn's icy rings and cute little moon in a breathtaking cosmic shot

Cassini's narrow-angle camera took the snapshot on 12 February, 2016 when the spacecraft was flying approximately 1.2 million kilometres away from …

Astronomy

New project launched to maximise space technology and bring it back to earth

A new project was launched on Tuesday at Portugal's Instituto Pedro Nunes, aimed at taking maximum advantage of space technology right here on earth. Astropreneur is being funded by the EU and backed by the European Space Agency.<p>0:20 sot (euronews' skype interview) Carlos Cerqueira, Inovation …

Space

Why Are Indian Institutes and Labs So Lacking in Their Outreach Efforts?

Share this:<p>“In a free society, scientists funded by tax-based sources should obligate themselves to celebrate their discoveries with the public.”<p>The …

Large Hadron Collider

🎈 ESA’s Birthday Thread 🎈

Starting it myself so you don’t all forget this year ( 😭 ) Rather than rushing out to buy me a present, please consider making a small PayPal …

Space

Europe's Most Reliable Rocket Just Got Its Last Order

The reliable Ariane 5 rocket has been sending spacecraft skyward for more than 20 years.<p>Europe is getting a new rocket, which means it’s saying goodbye to the old one.<p>The ArianeGroup, the rocket company favored by the European Space Agency, is nearing completion of its new Ariane 6 rocket, …

Space Travel

Chinese space station, or pieces of it, will fall to Earth in March — somewhere

Tiangong-1 received only 2 manned missions, and now most of it will burn up on re-entry<p>Sometime in March, a streak of fire will cross the sky as the …

NASA

Momentum builds for open-source processors

LONDON — Momentum is slowly building for freely available open-source processors, the semiconductor equivalent of open-source software movements like …

Santa Ana

Morocco satellite launch could accelerate Spanish space efforts

WARSAW, Poland — Morocco’s launch of its Mohammed 6-A satellite last November could accelerate Spain’s work on its SeoSat/Ingenio optical …

Exploration