ESA’s Solar Orbiter Captures Stunning Images of Sun During Perihelion

A solar probe launched by the European Space Agency in 2020 made its first close approach to the Sun and captured the chaotic encounter in dazzling detail. The ESA’s Solar Orbiter, on March 26, reached inside the orbit of Mercury, the closest planet to our Sun. Encounters like this are known as a perihelion, when […]

New Picture of Mars from ESA Reveals ‘Claw Marks’ on Red Planet’s Surface

A unique characteristic of the geology of Mars has been revealed in breathtaking clarity in the latest release from the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Mars Express orbiter. The surface of the Red Planet appears to have enormous scratches across it. These marks, however, are part of the Tantalus Fossae, a massive fault system on Mars. Apart […]

James Webb Space Telescope Will Help Observe Over 100 Galaxies at a Time

The James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful observatory ever sent to space, is gearing up to begin its science mission this summer. In the run-up to that milestone, work is underway to deploy the many instruments aboard the $10 billion (roughly Rs. 76,165 crore) telescope. One of those instruments is NIRSpec, the Near Infrared […]

E3 2022 Completely Cancelled, Expected to Return Next Year

E3 2022 is done — it is not going to take place this year in any form. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced Thursday that it was completely cancelling the 2022 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The organisers relayed the information initially to its event partners and publisher via email. E3 2022 was […]

Russia to Work on Solo Mars Mission After ESA Freezes Joint Project: Report

Russia will start work on its own Mars mission given that the European Space Agency (ESA) has suspended a joint project in the wake of the Ukraine invasion, Interfax news agency quoted a top official as saying on Friday. The ESA announced on Thursday that it would be impossible to continue cooperating with Russia on […]

Asteroid That Was Initially Expected to Hit Earth No Longer Poses Threat: ESA

On January 7, space scientists in Europe discovered a large asteroid that appeared to be on a collision course with Earth. They calculated that the 230-feet-wide asteroid, named 2022 AE1, was set to hit Earth on July 4, 2023. The time they had to deflect its path was too narrow to actually mount a response, […]

Hubble Space Telescope Captures a ‘Wispy Structure’ in Space

Hubble Space Telescope never lets us down when it comes to taking striking images of distant stars, full-fledged galaxies, and other stellar objects. Stunning us once again, the telescope has shared an image of a picturesque phenomenon occurring on a young star. What we see is a jet of gas like no other. NASA and […]

Abandoned Rocket Debris May Have Crashed Into Far Side of Moon

The state of a three-tonne discarded rocket part that should have crashed into the far side of the Moon by now is not known, say astronomers. Scientists had expected the rocket part to hit the lunar surface on Friday at a speed exceeding 8,800kmph, dig out a small crater, and create a plume of smoke. […]

Russian-European Mars Rover ‘Very Unlikely’ to Launch This Year: ESA

A Russian-European mission to land a rover on Mars is “very unlikely” to launch this year due to sanctions over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, the European Space Agency said. The launch of the Rosalind Franklin rover, whose mission is to drill into Martian soil to seek out signs of life, was originally planned for 2020 […]

Hubble Captures Stunning Image of a Triple Galaxy Merger

Hubble Space Telescope, a joint project by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), has been witnessing mysterious events in the Universe for over three decades. It recently captured a stunning image of a triple galaxy merger in progress some 681 million light-years away from Earth, in the Cancer constellation. The image also shows a tumultuous […]

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