European Space Agency

Rosetta Explains Origins of Sunrise Jets on Comet 67P
May 23, 2018
News

Rosetta Explains Origins of Sunrise Jets on Comet 67P

Astronomers are studying data collected by the Rosetta probe. Therefore, better understanding the factors responsible for the formation of sunrise jets on Comet 67P. The sunrise jets are unique dust and gas jets. Comets emit them. The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany is leading a study, also...

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Most Detailed Map of Milky Way Could Transform Astronomy
April 27, 2018
Galaxy

Most Detailed Map of Milky Way Could Transform Astronomy

European Space Agency released the most detailed map yet of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. Astronomers used data from the ESA’s Gaia satellite. So, the image you see above (full resolution available here) features the positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars and the distance, colors, velocities, and directions of motion of about...

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Hubble Captures a Spectacular Galactic Collision
March 12, 2018
Entertainment

Hubble Captures a Spectacular Galactic Collision

Hubble Space Telescope has been enjoying spectacular views for nearly 28 years. Currently, it has caught a beautiful shot of a galactic collision. NASA’s and ESA’s legendary telescope rotates in low Earth orbit. This beautiful piece of technology has vastly increased our knowledge about space. We have learned more...

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NASA Released a New Spectacular Saturnian Image by Cassini Spacecraft
October 24, 2017
News

NASA Released a New Spectacular Saturnian Image by Cassini Spacecraft

NASA just revealed this wonderful view taken by the Cassini archive. They call this Saturnian image “The Grace of Saturn.” “Saturn’s graceful lanes of orbiting ice — its iconic rings — wind their way around the planet to pass beyond the horizon in this view from NASA’s Cassini...

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