Sun, 22 Jul 2018 00:00:00 UT
Martian atmosphere behaves as one
New research using a decade of data from ESA’s Mars Express has found clear signs of the complex martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system, with processes occurring at low and mid levels significantly affecting those seen higher up.
From an almost perfect Universe to the best of both worlds
The Planck consortium has made their final data release, including new processing of the cosmic microwave background temperature and polarisation data. This legacy dataset confirms the model of an 'almost perfect Universe', with some remaining oddities giving researchers some intriguing details to puzzle over.
Call for a Fast (F) mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme
The ESA Director of Science solicits proposals from the scientific community in ESA Member States for a Fast (F) mission to be launched in the 2026-2028 timeframe.
INTEGRAL joins multi-messenger campaign to study high-energy neutrino source
An international team of scientists has found first evidence of a source of high-energy neutrinos: a flaring active galaxy, or blazar, 4 billion light years from Earth. Following a detection by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory on 22 September 2017, ESA's INTEGRAL satellite joined a collaboration of observatories in space and on the ground that kept an eye on the neutrino source, heralding the thrilling future of multi-messenger astronomy.
New launch date for James Webb Space Telescope
After completion of an independent review, a new launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope has been announced: 30 March 2021.
Interstellar asteroid is really a comet
An object from another star system that made a brief appearance in our skies guised as an asteroid turns out to be a tiny interstellar comet.
Günther Hasinger appointed as ESA Director of Science