Items tagged with ESA

ESA's Solar Orbiter spotted a snake slithering through the Sun's magnetic field recently. The sighting of the snake was a precursor to a much larger eruption. The European Space Agency's (ESA) Solar Orbiter is billed as "the most complex scientific laboratory ever to have been sent to the Sun." The spacecraft is... Read more...
The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image that seems to show a luminous bridge connecting two galaxies. The observation of the galactic triplet Arp 248 comes from a project cataloging peculiar galaxies. Hubble continues to be utilized as it searches the universe for future candidates for the James Webb Space... Read more...
NASA's Webb telescope has captured two galaxies colliding nearly 270 million light-years from Earth. The collision has sparked a frenzy of new star formations, known as a starburst, creating new stars at a rate twenty times faster than that of our own Milky Way. The two galaxies, referred to as IC 1623, are very... Read more...
ESA's Mars Express captured a rare moment, when Mars' moon Deimos passed in front of Jupiter and its four largest moons. The footage precedes the European Space Agency's upcoming launch of the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer next year. Since launching in 2003, Mars Express has been able to create the most complete map... Read more...
The Hubble Space Telescope continues to capture dazzling images from space, as it catches an intimate cosmic dance of two intertwined spiral galaxies. The two galaxies are located more than a billion light-years from Earth. The European Space Agency (ESA) recently shared an image of two overlapping spiral galaxies... Read more...
A European Space Agency (ESA) Hubble telescope picture of the week captures a magnificent view of a dwarf irregular galaxy. The image showcases galactic marvel NGC 1156. NGC 1156 is not like many other galaxies known to Hubble. While its thousands of brilliant stars conjure up thoughts of a spiral galaxy, it lacks... Read more...
Photos from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft show two ruptures in the surface of Mars that dwarf that of the Grand Canyon here on Earth. Valles Marineris is almost ten times longer, twenty times wider, and five times deeper than the Grand Canyon. The images from the James Webb Space... Read more...
A Mars orbiter, famous for discovering signs of water on the Red Planet, is about to receive a software upgrade. While many are holding onto Windows 10 for as long as they can as Microsoft drives to Windows 11, the European Space Agency's (ESA) orbiter has been rocking Windows 98 for more than 19 years. The Mars... Read more...
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft captured an image of a creepy crater that resembles an eyeball staring out from the Red Planet's surface. The "veins" that run through the 30 km-wide crater are likely channels that carried liquid water on Mars some 3.5-4 billion years ago. The Mars Express... Read more...
Four retired telescopes are proving being old does not mean being useless, as they produce some breathtaking photos of neighboring galaxies. The new images are from data collected from the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA missions showcasing the gas and dust that fill the space between stars. The dust created... Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) released new data about the Milky Way that includes an eerie symphony of starquakes from its Gaia mission. ESA's Gaia mission is aimed at creating the most accurate and complete multi-dimensional map of the Milky Way. Space is no stranger to supernatural sounds. NASA released audio... Read more...
The Hubble Space Telescope captured an awe-inspiring image of a spiral galaxy roughly 42 million light-years from Earth. Messier 99, or M99, is a part of the constellation Coma Berenices. Messier 99, or M99, is an example of a "grand design" spiral galaxy due to it being so well-defined, with prominent spiral arms... Read more...
Hubble is still capturing breathtaking photos of distant galaxies, as it sends back an incredible image of a supermassive black hole 110 million light-years from Earth. The image captures tendrils of dark dust interweaving across the heart of galaxy NGC 7172. The Hubble Space Telescope continues to take incredible... Read more...
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Solar Orbiter captured an unprecedented image of the Sun earlier this month. The spacecraft was about 46.6 million miles (75 million km) away, or halfway between Earth and the Sun. At the beginning of March, Solar Orbiter took several images of the burning star that lights and... Read more...
The Hubble telescope looked deep into space and found a galactic eye staring right back. The image captured by Hubble is actually that of NGC 1097, a spiral galaxy that is 48 million light years from Earth. The image above was captured by the ESA/NASA Hubble telescope on March 14th. It showcases the complexity of... Read more...
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured an infant star as it pitched a tantrum that sent an outburst of energy across the expanse of space. The energetic outburst consisted of an incandescent jet of gas travelling at supersonic speeds. As scientist continue to await the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to complete... Read more...
The ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter is darting through space on its way to a historic close pass of the Sun. The spacecraft will pass the orbit of Mercury on its way to reaching its closest pass of the Sun, but is collecting valuable data in the meantime. On Monday the Solar Orbiter passed directly between the Earth and the... Read more...
The European Space Agency (ESA) delivered a powerful message to Russia as it states it is "very unlikely" the ExoMars program will launch in 2022. The statement was made February 28th in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The ESA was scheduled to try and launch ExoMars, a collaborative mission with... Read more...
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is well on its way into the far depths of outer space. But shortly after launch on December 25th, 2021, its separation from the Ariane 5 rocket was captured in all its glory, in glorious high resolution video. JWST completed its secondary mirror deployment earlier this week. It... Read more...
Update (12/27/21): Now that the James Webb Telescope has successfully left Earth to go make all kinds of cool discoveries, we can track its progress in real-time with a nifty dashboard showing its progress as it zooms through space. Here it is... Check out that cruising speed—it's zipping through space at a... Read more...
In a matter of hours (if not already by the time you read this), the Entertainment Software Associate (ESA) will announce its decision to cancel this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), according to multiple reports. The gaming convention is the latest major event to be cancelled presumably due to concerns over... Read more...
Did you attend E3 this past June? Your data may have been leaked. The data of over 2,000 journalists and content creators was at risk thanks to a website security breach. The Electronic Software Association (ESA) grants E3 press badges to thousands of journalists, content creators, and other industry experts each... Read more...
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