Items tagged with ESA

A new image comprising more than 500 images from NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope spanning two decades of the innermost region of Omega Centauri provides new evidence for the existence of an intermediate black hole. Astronomers believe elusive intermediate black holes (IMBHs) could hold the ‘missing link’ in black hole... Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) is preparing for the mainden launch of its Ariane 6 rocket on July 9, 2024, from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Europe’s new 203-foot-tall (62-meter) rocket will be capable of a wide range of missions, and able to carry launch payloads of up to 11.5 tons into geostationary... Read more...
As Webb continues changing how astronomers and scientists view the Universe, its ability to capture objects in high-resolution has aided in unveiling new features in spots studied for decades. Such is the case with Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and a new feature that took astronomers by surprise. In an image captured by... Read more...
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars and Mars Express missions made an incredible find on the Red Planet recently. For the first time, water frost has been spotted near Mar’s equator, a location once thought "impossible" for frost to exist. The exploration of Mars continues to surprise researchers. This time... Read more...
The Euclid space telescope unveiled seven more rogue planets in an image of the Horesehead Nebula, roughly 1,500 light years from Earth. Making the find even more incredible is that these free-floating planets do not reflect the light of a star, making them extremely hard to spot. Rogue planets are not tethered to... Read more...
As the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Euclid telescope begins its exploration of the dark Universe, the space agency has released a few of the first images captured as part of Euclid’s Early Release Observations. The images come less than a year after the space telescope was launched, and around six months following... Read more...
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express snapped an image of Mars that will send a chill up the spine of those with arachnophobia. But don’t get too freaked out. The swarm of creepy crawlers is not what one might expect at first glance. While the image may give the illusion of thousands of spiders scurrying... Read more...
Scientists performing a deep dive into data from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia mission have unveiled a monster black hole hiding in the constellation Aquila. The black hole, which is less than 2,000 light-years from Earth, has a mass of nearly 33 times that of the Sun. The discovery marks the first time a... Read more...
According to the European Space Agency (ESA), a 2.9-ton battery pallet was released from the International Space Station (ISS) on January 11, 2021. While most of the pallet, which comprises nine batteries in total, will burn up upon reentry, the ESA reports some parts will survive the trip and come crashing into the... Read more...
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s a satellite falling from space! A 2.5-ton European Space Agency (ESA) satellite that launched in 1995 is about to make a grand return to Earth today. During its service life, the ERS-2 satellite collected data on Earth’s land surfaces, oceans, and polar caps and monitored natural... Read more...
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to challenge and confirm what scientists and astronomers thought they knew about the early Universe. By utilizing Webb’s unmatched resolution and sensitivity, researchers have recently been able to seemingly confirm some oddly shaped galaxies in the early Universe, as... Read more...
If you still had "attend E3" on your bucket list, it's time to scratch that one out. The ESA has announced on Xwitter today that the Electronic Entertainment Expo (better known as E3) is well and truly dead. This announcement marks the end of an era as the biggest and longest-lived games expo in America finally carks... Read more...
As you'll know if you've been reading our deals posts recently, this Friday is Black Friday. The infamous day of deals heralds the beginning of the holiday shopping season. If you have kids, then you probably already know what they want as gifts, and there's a pretty good chance it's video games. Actually, that... Read more...
The European Space Agency's Mars Express takes adventurers on a gorgeous ride across Mars's 'labyrinth of night'. The spacecraft has been exploring the atmosphere, surface, and subsurface of the Red Planet since 2004. ESA shared footage captured by the Mars Express spacecraft as it flew over the eastern part of... Read more...
NASA's Parker Solar Probe and the European Space Agency's (ESA) Solar Orbiter performed incredibly hot spacecraft gymnastics to help solve a cosmic mystery about the Sun. The Sun's atmosphere, known as its corona, has a temperature of around one million degrees Celsius, while its surface is only about 6000 degrees... Read more...
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) captured an alluring image of the winding arms of spiral galaxy M51 that the European Space Agency (ESA) describes as a "'FEAST' for the eyes." The image is a composite that merges data received from JWST's Near-InfraRed Camera (NIRCam) and Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI). Each... Read more...
ClearSpace-1 is part of the first-ever mission to remove existing space debris from orbit through a highly precise and close proximity operation. The upcoming cleanup mission will target a defunct rocket part that was launched into space in 2013. With companies like SpaceX launching more satellites than ever while... Read more...
NASA has reported that the DART spacecraft left a swarm of boulders in its wake after slamming into asteroid Dimorphos back in September of last year. The space agency describes what the asteroid is currently up to with the song "Shake, Rattle and Roll." Double Asteroid Redirect Test, known as DART, is part of... Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched its Euclid mission that will explore the mysteries of the dark universe. The space telescope is on its way to map out a large-scale structure of the Universe across space and time by observing billions of galaxies located as far away as 10 billion light-years. Scientists... Read more...
We know Mars exists because we've seen images of the Red Planet, though never in real time—by the time they're shared with the public, it could have been days, weeks, months, or even years after the images were actually taken and processed. That's about the change. The European Space Agency (ESA) is celebrating the... Read more...
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Gaia mission has helped to unveil a new family of black holes, and its newest members are closer to Earth than any other known black hole. Gaia BH1 and Gaia BH2 are respectively located approximately 1560 light-years away from Earth in the direction of the constellation Ophiuchus and... Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) shared an image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope that has NASA and others stumped on how to give it one tidy label. It seems the luminous object located about 390 million light years from Earth is a bit too complex to be placed in a single box. Scientists like to be able to... Read more...
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