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Posted on 3 Jul 2015 at 3:00am
This image, based on housekeeping data from ESA?s Gaia satellite, is no ordinary depiction of the heavens. While the image portrays the outline of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, and of its neighbouring Magellanic Clouds, it was obtained in a rathe...
Posted on 1 Jul 2015 at 11:00am
A number of the dust jets emerging from Rosetta?s comet can be traced back to active pits that were likely formed by a sudden collapse of the surface. These ?sinkholes? are providing a glimpse at the chaotic and diverse interior of the comet.
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 at 7:02am
Each year, astronomers worldwide discover over 1000 new asteroids or other space rocks that could strike our planet. And if one is spotted heading towards Earth, experts working in ESA and national emergency offices need to know who should do ...
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 at 2:23am
Telescopes around the globe recently homed in on one point in the sky, observing the paired Didymos asteroids ? the target for ESA?s proposed Asteroid Impact Mission.
The 800 m-diameter main body is orbited by a 170 m moon, informally dubbed ...