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Is lemon juice new environmental-friendly solution for space designers?

ESA's Clean Space initiative, tasked with reducing the space industry's environmental impact on Earth and space, are planning to investigate new environmental-friendly methods like "lemon juice" for corrosion resistance and high strength stainless steel in order to make it an essential material for satellite and rocket designers.

First comet landing site to be revealed
First comet landing site to be revealed

The European Space Agency (ESA) has planned to reveal the site selected for the first landing of a comet this week.

Map of Rosetta's comet reveals its unique, multifaceted world

Map of Rosetta's Comet help scientist deciphers its unique and multifaceted world.

Hubble provides best view of merging galaxies in distant Universe
Hubble provides best view of merging galaxies in distant Universe

Astronomers have obtained the best view of merging galaxies in the distant Universe, which took place when the Universe was only half its current age, with the help NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and other telescopes on the ground and in space.

Rosetta identifies 5 landing sites for 100kg Philae lander

ESA`s Rosetta spacecraft has identified five locations to set down the Philae lander in November.

EU to launch Galileo satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that its Galileo satellites are scheduled to be launched Friday.

Astronaut Alexander Gerst steers Eurobot rover on Earth from space

ESA`s astronaut Alexander Gerst recently drove a car-sized rover from space that could connect astronauts with the vehicles on alien worlds in future.

Europe`s Rosetta spacecraft makes rendezvous with comet 67P

European Space Agency`s spacecraft Rosetta on Wednesday made history in space as it caught up with a comet on its journey around the sun.

ESA`s Rosetta measures its comet`s temperature for 1st time

ESA`s Rosetta spacecraft has recently measured the temperature of its target comet for the first time.

Bacteria can help find alien life

A discovery on how bacteria interact with salt to build complex three-dimensional shelters to hibernate has led scientists to believe that the micro-organisms can help find signs of life on other planets.

Rosetta enters 67P`s neighborhood as the comet starts taking shape

The current images acquired by European Space Agency`s spacecraft Rosetta the nucleus of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko covered a good four pixels.

How supermassive black holes interact with host galaxies

Astronomers have discovered strange and unexpected behavior around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548.

ESA`s three-satellite Swarm constellation reveals Earth`s changing magnetism

The first set of high-resolution results from ESA`s three-satellite Swarm constellation reveals changes in the magnetic field that protects our planet.

ESA`s Herschel detects molecule vital for creating water in dying Sun-like stars

Astronomers, using ESA`s Herschel space observatory, have discovered that a molecule vital for creating water exists in the burning embers of dying Sun-like stars.

Three NASA science instruments aboard NASA`s comet probe begin sending data

Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency`s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus, are beginning observations and sending science data back to Earth.

ESA`s Venus Express set to take plunge into planet`s hostile atmosphere

After eight years in orbit, ESA`s Venus Express has completed routine science observations and is preparing for a daring plunge into the planet`s hostile atmosphere.

Are we ready for making contact with extraterrestrial intelligence?

The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is planning to actively send messages from Earth (Active SETI) to detect possible extraterrestrial civilizations.

Binary supermassive black holes discovered

An international research team has discovered a pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another.

Scientists complete largest survey of cosmic dust in local galaxies

Scientists have used data from ESA `s Herschel space observatory to complete the largest census of dust in local galaxies.

Space debris can make future space missions impossible

There may soon be so much debris in orbit around the Earth that future space missions could become impossible, scientists have warned.