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Astronomy / Space Science - 04.02.2019
ESA plans mission to smallest asteroid ever visited
ESA plans mission to smallest asteroid ever visited
ESA > Our Activities > Space Engineering & Technology > Hera ESA's planet-defending Hera mission will set a new record in space.

Astronomy / Space Science - 29.01.2019
P120C solid rocket motor tested for use on Vega-C
P120C solid rocket motor tested for use on Vega-C
The first qualification model of the P120C solid-fuel motor, configured for Vega-C, was static fired yesterday on the test stand at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 25.01.2019
Radiation for dummies
Radiation for dummies
ESA > Our Activities > Human and Robotic Exploration > Orion Meet Helga and Zohar, the dummies destined for a pioneering lunar flyby to help protect space travelers from cosmic rays and energetic solar storms.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 25.01.2019
Researcher Wins Machine-Learning Competition With Code That Sorts Through Simulated Telescope Data
Researcher Wins Machine-Learning Competition With Code That Sorts Through Simulated Telescope Data
A new telescope will take a sequence of hi-res snapshots with the world's largest digital camera, covering the entire visible night sky every few days - and repeating the process for an entire decade.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 23.01.2019
Better ’hearing aids’ to listen to the Universe
The world's most sensitive science experiment may be about to get even better, with the UK allocating funds for new research and development work as part of the hunt for gravitational waves. After their historic first round of detections from 2015 onward, Cardiff University researchers, who form part of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO), are planning to start their third period of recording data from twin detectors in the United States.

Innovation / Technology - Astronomy / Space Science - 23.01.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 23.01.2019
Winning ideas for 3D printing on the Moon
Winning ideas for 3D printing on the Moon
While studying lunar base concepts ESA ran a competition, asking: what would you 3D print on the Moon, to make it feel like home? Responses came from all across the globe, and now two winners have been selected, both with ideas linked to nature.

Innovation / Technology - Astronomy / Space Science - 23.01.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 23.01.2019
Preparing astronaut lunar exploration
Preparing astronaut lunar exploration
Developing the most efficient and safest way to return to the Moon starts on Earth. European astronauts and spacewalk experts are getting ready for the future of Moon exploration with electronic aids, upgraded geological tools from the Apollo era and improved scientific protocols. In November, ESA conducted a moonwalk simulation in Lanzarote, Spain as part of Pangaea-X , a test campaign that brought together space exploration, high-tech survey equipment and geology.

Astronomy / Space Science - 22.01.2019
Lifting the Veil on the Black Hole at the Heart of Our Galaxy
Lifting the Veil on the Black Hole at the Heart of Our Galaxy
A black hole four million times as massive as our Sun lurks at the center of the Milky Way. This black hole, called Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), swallows nearby material that glows brightly as it approaches the event horizon. This galactic furnace is key to understanding black holes, but our view of it is obscured by lumpy clouds of electrons throughout the Galaxy.

Astronomy / Space Science - 17.01.2019
ExoMars software passes ESA Mars Yard driving test
ExoMars software passes ESA Mars Yard driving test
Navigation software destined for the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet has passed a rover-based driving test at ESA's 'Mars Yard'.

Mathematics - Astronomy / Space Science - 16.01.2019

Computer Science / Telecom - Astronomy / Space Science - 16.01.2019
Stanford’s Robotics Legacy
An ensemble of robots Stanford researchers have developed and studied over the years. (Image credit: Eric Nyquist) For decades, Stanford University has been inventing the future of robotics.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 16.01.2019
Scientists to Inaugurate Prototype Schwarzchild-Couder Telescope at Whipple Observatory in Preparation for First Light
Expected to see first light in early 2019, a prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (pSCT) for gamma-ray astronomy will be unveiled in a special inauguration event on January 17, 2019 at the Center

Business / Economics - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.01.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.01.2019
Pioneering professor wins Eddington Medal
Pioneering professor wins Eddington Medal
A Cardiff University professor who discovered how to measure the expansion of the universe has been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) .

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.01.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 10.01.2019
What Astronomers are Gleaning from a Big Blast Called
What Astronomers are Gleaning from a Big Blast Called "Cow"
On June 16, 2018, a brilliant stellar explosion unlike any seen before went off in the skies, quickly capturing the attention of astronomers around the globe.

Astronomy / Space Science - Business / Economics - 09.01.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 09.01.2019
Black-hole mathematician wins exceptional young scientist award
Imperial's Professor Gustav Holzegel is a Finalist in the second annual Blavatnik Awards in the UK, winning US$30,000.

Astronomy / Space Science - 08.01.2019
Bringing the world's largest telescope to life
Bringing the world’s largest telescope to life
A cutting-edge component of what will be the world's largest telescope has passed critical tests. HARMONI, being developed in part by scientists at Durham University, will now move to the detailed design phase.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 07.01.2019
CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system
CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system
ESA > Our Activities > Space Engineering & Technology > Hera When ESA's planned Hera mission journeys to its target binary asteroid system, it will not be alone. The spacecraft will carry two tiny CubeSats for deployment around - and eventual landing on - the Didymos asteroids. Each companion spacecraft will be small enough to fit inside a briefcase, as compared to the desk-sized Hera.

Astronomy / Space Science - 04.01.2019
Milky Way heading for catastrophic collision
Milky Way heading for catastrophic collision
The Milky Way is on a collision course with a neighbouring galaxy that could fling our Solar System into space.

Mathematics - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.12.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - 21.12.2018
Reflecting on Earthrise: 50 years on
Reflecting on Earthrise: 50 years on
Monday 24 December marks 50 years since Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders snapped an iconic image of Earth rising above the lunar surface.

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.12.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - 20.12.2018
Mars Express gets festive: A winter wonderland on Mars
Mars Express gets festive: A winter wonderland on Mars
This image shows what appears to be a large patch of fresh, untrodden snow - a dream for any lover of the holiday season.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 19.12.2018
Themselves on Mars
Themselves on Mars
In November, NASA announced that the upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission will be sent to Jezero Crater, a 28-mile-wide feature on the western edge of Isidis Planitia, a giant impact basin just north of the Martian equator.

Astronomy / Space Science - 18.12.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 18.12.2018
Winning ideas for new space transport services
Winning ideas for new space transport services
Imagine moving satellites to higher orbits, collecting space debris, and dedicated launches for small satellites.

Astronomy / Space Science - 18.12.2018
Big Bang fossil discovered
A relic cloud of gas, orphaned after the Big Bang, has been discovered in the distant Universe. The cloud is unpolluted by stars even 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang and offers new information about how the first galaxies formed.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 18.12.2018
ESA paves way for new space transport services
ESA paves way for new space transport services
Imagine moving satellites to higher orbits, collecting space debris, and dedicated launches for small satellites.

Astronomy / Space Science - Computer Science / Telecom - 17.12.2018
Gaming with Galileo: new Android smartphone apps published
Gaming with Galileo: new Android smartphone apps published
Use Europe's satellite navigation system to seek treasure in virtual mazes or 'see' Galileos as they cross the sky above you: two new Android smartphone apps based on Galileo are now available for general download, the results of a competition by ESA trainees.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 17.12.2018
Massive New Dark Matter Detector Gets Its 'Eyes'
Massive New Dark Matter Detector Gets Its ’Eyes’
Array of light-sensing photomultiplier tubes for the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detector arrives in South Dakota This press release is adapted from a release prepared by Brown University.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 14.12.2018
UW glaciologist gets first look at NASA's new measurements of ice sheet elevation
UW glaciologist gets first look at NASA’s new measurements of ice sheet elevation
Less than three months into its mission, NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2 , is already exceeding scientists' expectations, according to the space agency.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.12.2018
December comet brings back Rosetta memories
December comet brings back Rosetta memories
ESA ESA Science Rosetta A special visitor is crossing the sky: Comet 46P/Wirtanen, sighted with telescopes and binoculars in recent weeks, is on the way to its closest approach to Earth this weekend, when it might become visible to the naked eye.

Astronomy / Space Science - 14.12.2018
Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth
Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth
Platform offers the precision that shoebox-sized CubeSats need to beam down hefty data packets. A new laser-pointing platform developed at MIT may help launch miniature satellites into the high-rate data game.

Astronomy / Space Science - Health - 13.12.2018
An astronaut returns to Earth
An astronaut returns to Earth
ESA Human Spaceflight Astronauts International Space Station Research Exploration 13 December 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Aun-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on 20 December.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.12.2018
Metop-C's IASI instrument delivers first spectrum
Metop-C’s IASI instrument delivers first spectrum
A critical element of polar-orbiting meteorological satellite Metop-C's payload - the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) - delivered its first spectrum today.

Astronomy / Space Science - 12.12.2018

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 10.12.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 07.12.2018
NASA’s TEMPO Air Pollution Space Sensor Completed
The Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument, an Earth science space instrument that will measure air pollution over North America, has successfully completed development by Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp.

Astronomy / Space Science - 07.12.2018

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.12.2018
Ariane 6 on the way to flight
Ariane 6 on the way to flight
ESA Space Transportation Launch vehicles Europe's Spaceport New Technologies Space Rider 6 December 2018 This has been an intense year for Ariane 6 development, with progress boosted across Europe: p

Astronomy / Space Science - 06.12.2018
Learning from lunar lights
Learning from lunar lights
ESA Operations Ground Systems Engineering Space Debris SSA Ground stations ESOC Clean Space ESA > Our Activities > Operations > Space Situational Awareness 6 December 2018 Every few hours obser

Astronomy / Space Science - Pharmacology - 06.12.2018
Blast off for first UK-led experiment on the International Space Station
UK-led research is taking place on the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time, following a successful launch from Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral in the US. An experiment using microscopic nematode worms involving teams of scientists from the Universities of Nottingham, Exeter and Lancaster was among a shipment of cargo and scientific investigations to be delivered to the ISS by the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following the launch by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 6.16 pm (UK time) on Wednesday 5 December.