ESA

Scientists try to contact Rosetta's Philae lander to give it a wake-up call
Scientists try to contact Rosetta's Philae lander to give it a wake-up call

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday put an effort to re-establish contact with its robotic probe 'Philae lander' that perched on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014.

ISS astronauts use airlock to test lungs
ISS astronauts use airlock to test lungs

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) are using the orbital lab's airlock to monitor lung inflammation as well as charting their lung health.

New 'sun-grazing' comet captured
New 'sun-grazing' comet captured

The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, has captured an unusual comet skimmed past the sun on February 18-21, 2015.

Mars hills may be hiding several hundred million-yr-old glaciers

 A new research has revealed that a complex network of isolated hills, ridges and small basins spanning 1400 km on Mars may be hiding large quantities of water-ice.

Mysterious giant clouds spotted on Mars
Mysterious giant clouds spotted on Mars

 Mysterious cloud-like plumes seen reaching high above the surface of Mars have puzzled scientists studying the atmosphere of the Red Planet.

Europe launches prototype `space plane`

The European Space Agency (ESA) said it had launched Wednesday a prototype craft designed to return to Earth at the end of its mission, a key goal in space strategy.

Europe to test wingless `space plane`
Europe to test wingless `space plane`

Europe will launch an experimental "space plane" on Wednesday, a car-sized, wingless vessel whose 100-minute unmanned mission will inform the design of reusable spacecraft of the future.

Hubble catches rare three moon-parade in front of Jupiter
Hubble catches rare three moon-parade in front of Jupiter

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has recently captured a rare triple moon transit of Jupiter.

First stars started to shine 100mn years later than previously thought
First stars started to shine 100mn years later than previously thought

A new study has recently revealed that first stars started to shine 100 million years later than previously thought, as they started to shine around 550 million years after the Big Bang.

Rosetta probe set to make closest encounter with target comet's surface
Rosetta probe set to make closest encounter with target comet's surface

ESA's Rosetta probe is set to fly rather close to Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 14 February, passing just 6 km from the surface.

Scientists recant Big Bang gravitational wave theory
Scientists recant Big Bang gravitational wave theory

A new analysis has dynamited a much-hyped discovery of primordial "gravitational waves" from the dawn of time.

Final attempt to hunt for missing comet lander

In its final attempt to find the missing comet lander, scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) are deliberating to send Rosetta spacecraft, which is still orbiting the comet, to swoop down just six kms over the patch where the lander is thought to be.

Rosetta mission data reveals how comets evolve
Rosetta mission data reveals how comets evolve

A team of researchers has unveiled closest-ever details about the evolution of a comet that was in headlines last year when the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission helped its Philae lander touch down on the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (C-G).

Lost UK-led Beagle 2 lander found 'intact' on Mars
Lost UK-led Beagle 2 lander found 'intact' on Mars

The UK-led Beagle 2 Mars lander, which was previously thought to have been lost on on Mars since 2003, has been found partially deployed on the surface of the Red Planet.

Hubble captures high-definition images of Eagle Nebula's 'Pillars of Creation'

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revisited the famous Eagle Nebula's Pillars of Creation and has captured high-definition images.

Loose fibres on Gaia telescope make it harder to map Milky Way
Loose fibres on Gaia telescope make it harder to map Milky Way

The European Space Agency's Gaia space telescope has loose fibres that are scattering too much light into its giant camera, making it harder to map the Milky Way.

Soon 'space plane' that will fly people from anywhere to anywhere in 4 hours flat
Soon 'space plane' that will fly people from anywhere to anywhere in 4 hours flat

A plane that could one day fly anywhere in the world in four hours, and carry spaceships out of the atmosphere without using rockets will soon be a reality after it received approval from the European Space Agency (ESA).

ESA's Venus Express finally ends eight-year mission

European Space Agency's Venus Express has finally ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life.

Rosetta suggests Earth`s water came from asteroids, not comets
Rosetta suggests Earth`s water came from asteroids, not comets

Water on Earth is more likely to have come from asteroids that hit our planet billions of years ago than comets, European researchers said on Wednesday.

Space travelling is now bit `safer` than previously thought
Space travelling is now bit `safer` than previously thought

 A new research has revealed that cosmic radiations might not be as harmful as previously thought, making space travelling relatively safer for future.