Articles about European Space Agency

Hubble telescope snaps a "colossal ring" formed by interacting galaxies

A new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope has revealed an unusual pair of merging galaxies called Arp-Madore 417-391, which lies 670 million light-years away.

24 Nov 2022

Space News
British Paralympian John McFall selected as ESA's first differently-abled astronaut

John McFall, a British Paralympian, has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) for a special training program and could become the first differently-abled person to go into space.

23 Nov 2022

Perseverance Rover
How NASA plans to bring back samples from Mars?

NASA and ESA are hard at work to bring back rock and soil samples from Mars by 2030. This is the first time that samples will be brought back from another planet.

08 Nov 2022

Space News
Astronomers discover oldest dead star 90 light-years away from Earth

Astronomers have identified the oldest dead star, a white dwarf, in our Milky Way galaxy.

07 Nov 2022

Black Hole
Scientists discover closest black hole to Earth. Thankfully, it's dormant

The space is full of wonders and every day we find something new. Now, astronomers have discovered a black hole in our Milky Way galaxy via the International Gemini Observatory in Hawaii.

01 Nov 2022

Space News
This is what the Earth's magnetic field sounds like!

If you thought the concept of Earth's magnetic field existed only in theory, then you are in for a big surprise.

NASA greenlights spacewalks outside ISS again; next one in mid-November

NASA has resumed spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) after a hiatus of seven months. The next one will occur in mid-November.

17 Sep 2022

Space News
Hubble captures stunning image of overlapping galaxies: Is it real?

Galaxies colliding in space is nothing out of the ordinary. The Hubble Space Telescope has captured many interacting galaxies over the years.

21 Aug 2022

Space News
Study reveals how and when the Sun will die

All things come to an end and so will the Sun. As per data from the European Space Agency's Gaia space telescope published in June, the star is going through middle age and is around 4.57 billion years old.

31 Jul 2022

Chinese rocket debris bedazzles sky before falling into Indian Ocean

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it Superman? No, it's a Chinese rocket lighting up the night sky!

24 Jul 2022

Mars Express captures spectacular images of solar system's biggest canyon

The European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express has some pictures for us that'd make the Grand Canyon look like unremarkable.

22 Jul 2022

Space News
Samantha Cristoforetti becomes first European woman to walk in space

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti created history when she became the first female European to conduct a space walk.

China devising planetary defense mission in 2026; targeting near-Earth Asteroid

China is set to enter the planetary defense game by targeting the potentially hazardous asteroid 2020 PN1 in 2026.

Riskiest asteroid known to humans won't hit Earth in 2052

The European Space Agency (ESA) has some great news for us on this year's asteroid day - the 2021 QM1 asteroid has been removed from the agency's risk list.

20 Jun 2022

Space News
How this European spacecraft is mapping the Milky Way galaxy

European Space Agency's (ESA) Gaia space telescope is instrumental to scientific research as it creates a 3D map of the Milky Way.

Massive solar flare causes radio blackouts on Earth: Details here

On Monday morning, we witnessed the sun flexing its mighty magnetic muscles, which resulted in an M-class flare that lasted for about three hours.

16 Mar 2022

Astronomers discovered asteroid just two hours before it hit earth

The fifth asteroid ever discovered before colliding with Earth crashed near Iceland on March 11.

03 Oct 2021

Space News
Europe-Japan space mission captures rare image of Mercury

Two linked spacecraft built by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), together known as BepiColombo, snapped their first close-up pictures of Mercury.

20 Sep 2021

Indian-origin space scientist's foundation gives wings to passionate Indian students

Twenty-five-year-old Indian-origin space scientist Priya Patel has had an illustrious career working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) for interplanetary missions.

20 May 2021

World's largest iceberg breaks off from the Antarctica

An enormous slab of ice, almost four times the size of New York City, has broken off the coast of Antarctica, becoming the largest iceberg currently afloat in the world.

25 Mar 2021

Space News
ESA developing an autonomous robot for lunar cave exploration

The European Space Agency (ESA) is developing a spherical robot to explore lunar caves. The autonomous robot will be lowered into caves on the Moon's surface that could protect settlers from radiation, temperature extremities, and micrometeorites.

27 Jan 2021

SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage

SpaceX launched 10 laser link-enabled Starlink satellites into polar orbit using its Transporter-1 dedicated rideshare mission on January 24.

17 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: FBI probes Twitter hack; Netflix gets new CEO

In the last few hours, several developments have been reported from the world of technology.

26 Jan 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Microsoft's data leak, OnePlus 8 specs, ISRO's Vyommitra, more

This week, some major developments were noted in the tech space.

25 Jan 2020

Space News
NASA, ESA astronauts baked 'space cookies' for the first time

For the first time in the history of human spaceflight, astronauts have baked something in space - a batch of cookies.

20 Jan 2020

European Space Agency plans to extract oxygen from Moon's surface

NASA plans to take humans back to the Moon.

18 Jun 2019

Venus was Solar System's 'first habitable planet'. Here's what happened

Planet Venus often gets branded as Earth's evil twin; how despite sharing similar sizes, density, and chemical makeup, Venus is a Hadean reflection of Earth.

29 Mar 2019

Space News
NASA's job offering: Rs. 6 lakh/month for staying in bed

NASA has got a new job opening, one that pays very well and only requires you to stay in bed.

12 Dec 2018

Body parts could be 3D printed to heal injured astronauts

Humankind is spending more and more time in space, and these long-drawn space missions are only slated to get longer, with mega missions coming up.

28 Aug 2018

Kerala floods: NASA's before-and-after images reveal scale of devastation

After releasing satellite measurements explaining the role of the Western Ghats in the Kerala floods, NASA has now released imagery that, in vivid detail, shows the devastation suffered by Kerala during the floods.

31 Jul 2018

Today, you can see Mars with naked eyes: Details here

July has already been a great month for stargazers, and it's set to end with a bang.

24 May 2018

May-25 is Towel Day: Here's the reason to celebrate it

The world would celebrate "Towel Day" tomorrow as a tribute to author Douglas Adams by his fans.

02 Apr 2018

Sao Paulo
Chinese space-lab falls back to Earth, breaks-up over Pacific Ocean

China's now-defunct space station Tiangong-1 has re-entered the Earth's atmosphere above the South Pacific, according to reports.

01 Apr 2018

Space News
China's Tiangong-1 space station to fall back to Earth tomorrow

Two years after it went out of service, China's space agency, the Tiangong-1, is set to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.

28 Mar 2018

New Zealand
China's Tiangong-1 space station to hit Earth by April 2

According to the European Space Agency (ESA), China's first space station Tiangong-1 will crash to Earth within a couple of days.

07 Mar 2018

Space News
China's Tiangong-1 space station to crash to Earth within weeks

China's first space station Tiangong-1 will crash to Earth in a couple of weeks.

03 Dec 2017

New European satellite detects alarming pollution levels in North India

Satellite images captured by the European Space Agency (ESA) have revealed alarming levels of pollution in northern India on November 10, when Delhi was struggling with a crisis.

15 Sep 2017

Space News
NASA's $3.9-bn spacecraft crashes into Saturn, ends 20-year mission

NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere today, at a speed of over 120,000 km/hr, ending a $3.9-billion mission.

22 Jul 2017

Google Maps
Google can now take you to outer-space! Find out how

Ever wondered what Earth looks like from space? Or wanted to take a tour of a spaceship?

14 Jun 2017

Three atomic clocks of Indian GPS satellites stopped working

Three atomic clocks onboard one of the seven satellites of India's version of American navigation system GPS -Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)- have failed.