NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 24 Jan 2020, 14:59 UTC
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 24 Jan 2020, 13:59 UTC This peculiar galaxy, beautifully streaked with tendrils of reddish dust, is captured here in wonderful detail by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 23 Jan 2020, 18:12 UTC The darkness surrounding the Hale Telescope breaks with a sliver of blue sky as the dome begins to open, screeching with metallic, sci-fi-like sounds atop San Diego County's Palomar Mountain. The historic observatory smells of the oil pumped in to support the bearings that make this giant telescope float ever so slightly as it moves to track the stars.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 22 Jan 2020, 20:01 UTC
ESA Space Science 22 Jan 2020, 07:00 UTC Artist's impression of an Atlas V 411 launching Solar Orbiter into space.
ESA Space Science 20 Jan 2020, 16:00 UTC Observations from ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft are shedding light on the mysterious make-up of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, revealing a mix of compounds thought to be essential precursors to life – including salts of ammonium and a particular type of hydrocarbons.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 17 Jan 2020, 12:43 UTC A prototype oxygen plant has been set up in the Materials and Electrical Components Laboratory of the European Space Research and Technology Centre, ESTEC, based in Noordwijk in the Netherlands.
ESA Space Science 16 Jan 2020, 15:00 UTC ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way’s halo reaches far hotter temperatures than previously thought and has a different chemical make-up than predicted, challenging our understanding of our galactic home.
ESA Top News 16 Jan 2020, 08:30 UTC The Rosalind Franklin rover of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars mission completed a series of environmental tests at the end of 2019 at Airbus, Toulouse, France. This included final thermal and vacuum tests where the Rover is heated and cooled to simulate the temperatures of its journey through space and on the surface of Mars. For example, Rosalind Franklin can expect temperatures dropping to –120°C outside, and –50 °C inside the rover once on Mars. It must also be able to operate in less than one hundredth of Earth’s atmospheric pressure – and in a carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere.