European Space Agency

World's largest iceberg dissevers in Antarctica, says European Space Agency

An iceberg, dubbed A-76, measuring around 4320 sq km in size - currently making it the largest berg in the world, lies in the Weddell Sea, in Antarctica.

May 20, 2021, 16:47 PM IST

European Space Agency releases first Solar Orbiter data to scientific community, wider public

Solar Orbiter was launched on February 10, 2020, and carries six remote-sensing instruments.

Oct 01, 2020, 00:03 AM IST

Can a star be older than the universe? Astronomers decode the mystery

Astronomers have been closely observing a star located some 190 light years away from Earth for over 100 years now and HD 140283 — or Methuselah as this star is commonly known — is also believed to be one of the oldest known stars in universe.

Jul 28, 2020, 08:42 AM IST

Climate change turning Antarctica's snow green

Antarctica conjures images of an unbroken white wilderness but blooms of algae are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge.

May 22, 2020, 10:34 AM IST

Australia to provide support for European Space Agency's tracking station

Confirmed on Friday by the Australian government, "CSIRO" to take over day-to-day operations of European Space Agency's tracking centre by March 2019.

Dec 17, 2018, 14:01 PM IST

ESA's Mars Express sends new images of Martian landscape

Despite Mars' reputation as a dry, arid world today, water is believed to have played a key role in sculpting Nili Fossae via ongoing erosion.

Nov 26, 2018, 13:26 PM IST

Chinese space station expected to crash to Earth within weeks

Chinas first space station is expected to come crashing down to Earth within weeks.

Mar 10, 2018, 00:06 AM IST

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope passes critical milestone

On July 10, the cryogenic testing of the telescope began. 

Jan 11, 2018, 16:57 PM IST

Out of control Chinese space station to crash into a major city, warn experts

The 'imminent' crash could take place "any spot" between two latitude lines in the northern and southern hemispheres, experts said.

Nov 09, 2017, 22:59 PM IST

Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to monitor volcanic ash and ultraviolet radiation.

Oct 17, 2017, 12:13 PM IST

Rare photos of spaceship before it hit comet revealed

The European Space Agency (ESA) has shared a hidden image from Rosetta spacecraft, moments before it struck a comet.

Sep 30, 2017, 14:58 PM IST

Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESA

At an annual gathering of 4,000 global space experts in Adelaide, the ESA said the Moon was the “right place to be” as humans expand economic activities beyond low-Earth orbit, even while Mars remained the “ultimate destination”.

Sep 29, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

House-sized asteroid to whizz past Earth on October 12; no threat to the planet, says ESA

Scientists expected the asteroid to return for a near-Earth rendezvous this year, but did not know how far.

Aug 11, 2017, 13:43 PM IST

Most accurate measurement of elusive dark matter made

Most notably, the result supports the theory that 26 percent of the universe is in the form of mysterious dark matter and that space is filled with an also-unseen dark energy, which is causing the accelerating expansion of the universe and makes up 70 percent.

Aug 04, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

Newest members to join the ISS family, Expedition 52 crew safely arrives at space station!

The new Expedition 52 crew members will spend more than four months conducting approximately 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.

Jul 29, 2017, 12:30 PM IST

Mission to discover alien life receives go-ahead from ESA

Planetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) mission will be launched into the 'L2' virtual point in space - 1.5 million kilometres beyond the Earth, as seen from the Sun - and will monitor thousands of bright stars over a large area of the sky.

Jun 22, 2017, 13:41 PM IST

Poorly understood Mars landing conditions led to probe's demise – report

Schiaparelli flew to Mars with the Trace Gas Orbiter, which is studying gases in the planet's atmosphere from orbit. The lander crashed during an attempted touchdown on Oct. 19.

May 25, 2017, 00:25 AM IST

Rapid surge of Arctic glacier detected by ESA satellites

This latest jump in speed began in July 2016 and has been climbing ever since – even over the cold winter months.

May 13, 2017, 21:43 PM IST

ESA's spacecraft set to observe mysterious dark matter

NASA has delivered three detector for the spacecraft's near-infrared instrument.

May 10, 2017, 16:16 PM IST

Lab-produced space radiation to make manned travel safer

Researchers led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, the UK, used novel laser-plasma-based accelerators to mimic the radiation which presents a risk to astronauts and space technology owing to the lack of protection from it in space.

May 09, 2017, 00:06 AM IST