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The Remains Of Britain's Missing Lander May Have Been Spotted On Mars

Rumors are swirling that the British Beagle 2 lander — missing since Christmas Day in 2003 — has been spotted on the surface of the Red Planet by NASA's Reconnaissance Orbiter. » 1/13/15 9:00am 1/13/15 9:00am

Take A Virtual Trip Around Rosetta's Oddly Shaped Comet

Rosetta has beamed back a bunch of great images of Comet 67P, but it's hard to get a handle on what this thing actually looks like. To help, the ESO has stitched together 24 montages based on NAVCAM images taken over the past two months to create this cool visualization. » 12/19/14 3:00pm 12/19/14 3:00pm

This sound system is so powerful no human could survive hearing it

Tremble at the sight of this huge sound horn inside the Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF). It's an ESA-built device that subjects satellites to the same levels of noise produced by rockets as they take off and fly through the atmosphere. » 1/30/14 2:40pm 1/30/14 2:40pm

This spidery spacecraft will be the first to soft-land on a comet

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is preparing to wake up in January from a nearly three-year-long hibernation period as it prepares for a close encounter with Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. » 12/30/13 4:00pm 12/30/13 4:00pm

Take a trip over the surface of Mars in this breathtaking new video

Since 2004, Europe's Mars Express has orbited the Red Planet nearly 12,500 times, taking countless hi-res photos along the way. The data from these images have now been stitched together to create a stunning topographic model of the Martian surface. » 10/29/13 6:20am 10/29/13 6:20am

It's all out there waiting for you

You just have to make your way among the stars, and find it. This stunning Hubble Space Telescope image of PGC 6240, an elliptical galaxy in the southern constellation of Hydrus (the Water Snake) isn't just a strong candidate for your new desktop wallpaper — it's also an intriguing mystery. » 10/14/13 5:31pm 10/14/13 5:31pm

NASA is too poor to help Europe go to Mars

This is devastating news. The BBC is reporting that ExoMars — a joint program between NASA and the European Space Agency with Martian missions scheduled for 2016 and 2018 — is on the ropes, owing to America's budgetary woes. » 2/06/12 11:29am 2/06/12 11:29am

Hypersonic planes could let us fly across the planet in four…

Passenger planes capable of hypersonic speeds, or five times the speed of sound, have been a dream of engineers for decades. Now, there's a real plan in place to build one. It's just going to take a long time. » 1/01/12 12:15pm 1/01/12 12:15pm

Asteroid Lutetia is the first pristine relic of a failed planet

The asteroid belt is full of remnants of the ancient solar system, giant clumps of rock that might have formed a planet under different circumstances. Now we've found the first asteroid that's exactly how it was billions of years ago. » 10/30/11 11:10am 10/30/11 11:10am

These are the remains of an ancient river on Mars

This image reveals the dark sediments and worn path of what was once a river delta, connecting a river with its lake terminus. Though this river bed has been dry for eons, it's proof that rivers once ran on Mars. » 9/04/11 7:00am 9/04/11 7:00am

NASA has released the first complete map of Antarctic ice flows

NASA has released a map charting the movement of massive ice sheets on the continent of Antarctica. By compiling these maps into animations like the one shown above, researchers can, for the very first time, examine how the outward flow of the continent's ice sheets could help us predict future rises in sea level. » 8/19/11 4:30pm 8/19/11 4:30pm

Gigantic molecular windstorms can stop entire galaxies from forming new…

Molecular windstorms are ripping through the universe at 10,000 times the speed of the most powerful Earth hurricane. These super-sized storms can strip galaxies of the raw materials needed to make new stars in just 100 million years. » 5/17/11 2:42pm 5/17/11 2:42pm

Four different telescopes reveal the Andromeda Galaxy in every…

This awesome video, courtesy of the European Space Agency, takes us through the optical, ultraviolet, microwave, and infrared wavelengths to reveal our neighboring galaxy Andromeda in quite literally every possible light. » 4/27/11 10:59am 4/27/11 10:59am

Martian crater gets hit by meteorites again...and again...and again

Most of the craters created by meteorite and asteroid impacts are round, nothing like this strangely elongated, oval-shaped crater recently discovered on Mars. This crater just might be the trendiest meteorite landing spot on all of Mars. » 3/06/11 7:00am 3/06/11 7:00am

Watch astronauts land on a building in Russia

At 1 PM yesterday in Moscow, three astronauts from the European Space Agency's 520-day simulated trip to Mars finally touched down on a 10 meter by 6 meter recreation of the planet's Gusev Crater. From the ESA: » 2/15/11 11:40am 2/15/11 11:40am

How three different types of light reveal the complete beauty of the…

This is one of our closest galactic neighbors, the Andromeda Galaxy, seen in three different kinds of light: visible, infrared, and x-ray. These three very different views are then combined together to create one amazingly beautiful composite image. » 1/06/11 8:30am 1/06/11 8:30am

European Space Agency Fights Alien Invasion

The introduction of invasive species through the ballast water carried in ocean-going vessels is one of the biggest threats to marine environments. The ESA is using weapons hundreds of miles above the ocean surface in this environmental battle. » 12/30/10 2:00pm 12/30/10 2:00pm