European Space Agency

7 Photos From The Hubble Space Telescope Show Intricacies Of The Universe

The Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990 as a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency and has spent nearly the last three decades …

Space

Curious Kids: How Do Satellites Get Back to Earth?

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed &</i> …

Australian Universities

A Wisp of Smoke

Photojournal: PIA09806<p>January 2, 2008<p>The Cassini spacecraft peers through the fine, smoke-sized ice particles of Saturn's F ring toward the cratered …

Astronomy

Astronauts on the Space Station Caught a Fireball Entering Earth's Atmosphere and It's Awesome

Seeing cool phenomena from Earth is rad. Seeing them from space is a million times radder.<p>This axiom has been proven time and time again thanks to …

Environment

Watch: Meteor lights up night sky as it crashes over Finland

A live video stream has captured the moment when the night sky in Finnish Lapland was illuminated by a falling meteor this week.<p>In the video, captured on Thursday (October 16), the dark sky is transformed into daylight for a matter of seconds, before a bright flash comes into view, hurtling towards …

Time-lapse Photography

‘Fireball’ Meteor Spotted In Space Falling To Planet Earth

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured a fireball meteor while filming the magnificent view of the planet Earth from space last …

Space

Stunning time-lapse captures ‘fireball,’ massive lightning storm from ISS

An amazing time-lapse video taken by a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut on board the International Space Station (ISS) captured what appears to …

World News

Breakthrough Prize Foundation studying privately-funded Enceladus mission

LUXEMBOURG CITY — The Breakthrough Prize Foundation, the organization funded by Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, is examining the feasibility of a …

Space Exploration

These Photos From the Hubble Space Telescope Show Two Galaxies Colliding in Spectacular Fashion

<i>Photo by the European Space Agency/Hubble & NASA</i><p>Even after more than 27 years in space, the Hubble Space Telescope can still take one heck of a photo.<p>…

Astronomy

Fireball Seen From Space: Astronaut Shares Video Of Bright Meteor From ISS

Fireballs seem intense when you are standing on Earth, but the perspective from above could not be more different. Video footage taken from the …

World News

How citizens are fighting climate change on the global stage

The United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, is an enormous event with a complex agenda. But here, on the ground, we see that it is much …

Climate

Watch a Meteoroid Hit Earth From an Astronaut's Point of View

Sure, you may have visited more countries than your friends, experienced more cultures than most, and eaten meals with names that you can’t even …

Space

Earth-Sized Planet Detected Just 11 Light Years Away

Orbiting the star Ross 128, our new planetary neighbor is thought to be temperate, with days up to a balmy 68 degrees Fahrenheit<p>Comment on this Story

Exoplanets

Fruits and vegetables may soon grow on Mars

NASA and the European Space Agency already have countless proposed and tentative plans to further explore Mars and potentially even land humans on …

Space

Crossing Phobos

<i>Editor’s note: Today’s update comes from ESA’s Armelle Hubault, a spacecraft operations engineer working on the ExoMars/TGO team at ESOC. The news?</i> …

Espace

Transferring ownership of three ESA ground stations

Villafranca tracking station 1977<p>16 November 2017<p>As part of ESA’s strategy to foster commercial competitiveness in Europe while focusing on its core …

Canary Islands

Late edition: 5 things to know on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Liberal government’s peacekeeping plan draws criticism, Loblaw loses stores, a Canadian dies in Cambodia, Zimbabwe’s bloodless coup, and Drake stands …

Robert Mugabe

See NASA's wild supersonic Mars parachute test unfurl

NASA's Mars 2020 rover will receive a special escort down to the red planet with the help of a supersonic parachute system.<p>NASA's next Mars rover will hopefully land with the gentleness of a parent setting a baby into a crib. The space agency just tested its Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation …

NASA

Earthquakes on Venus Could Be Detected by an Atmospheric Balloon

Venus’s atmosphere is the heaviest of any planet in the solar system, roughly equivalent to deep-ocean pressure at a depth of 1 kilometer. The …

Planets

Underground Caves, Deep-Sea Labs, and Learning Not to Be a Jerk: Training as an Astronaut

<i>In advance of the PBS special,</i> Beyond a Year in Space<i>, which premieres on Wednesday, November 15, at 9PM EST, I was able to speak with Jessica U.</i> …

NASA

Saving for College: Coverdell Education Savings Accounts

A Coverdell Education Savings Account—also known as an ESA—is a special account designed to help pay for your child's education. You set up the ESA and choose how to invest the money, typically on behalf of the child beneficiary.<p>When you invest in an ESA, potential earnings grow tax-deferred, which …

Retirement

Black holes, curved spacetime and quantum computing

Rotating black holes and computers that use quantum-mechanical phenomena to process information are topics that have fascinated science lovers for …

Quantum Mechanics

The National Geographic Channel Just Sent a VR Camera Into Space

A cool new virtual reality camera arrived at the International Space Station today (Nov. 14) aboard Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft. The camera …

Space Station

Early morning alignment will see Venus and Jupiter in a 'dance of the planets'

Early every morning this week, glimmering Venus and Jupiter will slide up from below the eastern horizon.<p>In a rare celestial event, the two brightest …

Astronomy

Asteroid watchers predict EXACT DATE for potential end of the world

MANKIND’S very survival may rest in the hands of a grey-haired, pipe-smoking former Army major and his schoolteacher wife.<p>For Jay and Anne Tate are …

Birmingham, UK

Astronaut shares amazing photo of northern lights from space

We can't get enough of these photos of Michigan and the Great Lakes from outer space.<p>The latest is from Scott Kelly, an American astronaut who tweeted a widely shared photo of Chicago and Lake Michigan late Wednesday night.<p>You can see the bright lights of the Windy City — and other major cities …

News (U.S.)

Amid the Vast Universe of the ‘Valerian’ Movie, Ukraine Gets a Special Shout-Out

Photoshopped screenshot from the sci-fi film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” with cosmonauts wearing the Ukrainian flag as shoulder …

Liberal View

First Flight of NASA's Largest Rocket May Be Delayed Until 2020

The first launch of NASA's Space Launch System, which will carry the new Orion spacecraft, should still be possible by December 2019, according to …

Exploration

DUBAI: UAE has eyes on the stars

The UAE is a new player in space with bold ambitions

Exploration

Out-of-control space station set to crash down to Earth and smash into US

Currently, it is travelling 186 miles above the Earth at 20,000 miles per hour.<p>A space station belonging to China is poised to make a crash landing …

Space Station