The United States Air Force and space industry media have revealed that a satellite which had been orbiting the Earth for the greater part of two decades exploded in early February, strewing debris that is worrying some experts. Now, the European Space Agency (ESA) has released a hasty assessment of this danger.
March is upon us, and that means that scientists at the French-Italian Concordia research station in Antarctica are in the midst of prepping for a harsh winter - one that lasts half a year, with little to no contact with the rest of the world. What's worse, four of those six months will be spent without sunlight. Ah, the things some people will do for science.
Black holes: we know so little about them (we're not even sure they exist!) and yet one is quite literally the center of our galaxy. Now a pair of telescopes has identified strong evidence of radiation and ultra-fast winds blowing in a nearly spherical fashion, suggesting that black holes are more than just bottomless pits of condensing matter.
A mysterious blob-like plume has risen from Mars' surface again and again, and researchers are still struggling to understand what exactly it could be.
MmmMmm deep-fried ice cream; you ever have it? Cold creamy goodness wrapped in a warm flaky fried shell - the alliteration alone is enough to make my mouth water (what can I say? I'm a writer!) Now an expert at NASA is saying that while comets might not taste as good, they are just like the delicious dessert in terms of formation.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is working hard to help scientists better understand and manage the Earth's plant life. On Tuesday, the agency moved to introduce the world to FLEX, a novel approach that could help experts assess the health of vegetation across the globe by measuring their photosynthetic activity from space.
It's been five months since the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft finally caught up to its quarry, the comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now, data from the comet-chaser has been released, revealing some amazing insight about the hurtling space rock's surface.
One of Mars exploration's greatest failures, the loss of the UK's Beagle 2, may not have been such a disaster after all. A set of photographs captured from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows that the craft had spotted the Beagle, and the Mars lander appears to be in good shape. So what went wrong?
Students in the United Kingdom are determined to take some of the cutting edge software and tech of this modern age and reapply to a very unlikely initiative - the conservation of our planet's most threatened species. Drones and space-faring tech, they say, could be keeping our animals safe, and people too.
If you have been following the headlines, then you very well know that this was a brilliant year for space exploration. There were hardships and tragedies along the way, but it certainly must be acknowledged that humanity has come very far, and is closer than ever before to becoming a multi-planet species and civilization.
Late last month, the European Space Agency's (ESA) unmanned orbiter Venus Express slipped into the incredibly dense atmosphere of Earth's "sister planet," never to be heard from again. Now experts have confirmed from telemetry just before its disappearance that the probe is likely out of fuel and will be unable to make contact with Earth ever again.
It used to be that we knew so little about the microgravity of space that we'd send dogs up in pressurized cabins just to see how they fared. Now, we know enough to the point where we are actually using space as ideal conditions for medical research, exposing secrets of the human immune system.
Here's not something you see every day. The Hubble Heritage Project (HHP) and the European Space Agency (ESA) released an image of what looks like the rainbow-hued rays of a lighthouse in the middle of space. So what is it really?
You want to hear what a historic moment sounds like? Philae and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt; DLR) can provide.
Following the historic news that the European Space Agency's (ESA) Philae lander had successfully deployed from the Rosetta spacecraft to alight on the surface of a comet, it was revealed that technical difficulties had caused it to land in a far darker spot than intended, potentially ruining its chances at an extended mission. Now it has been discovered that the lander is doing better than anticipated, but is still in the dark.