ESA will launch its Aeolus satellite – the first mission to study the winds surrounding the Earth – on board the French rocket Vega.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid-sampling mission, which launched on Sept. 8, could help protect the Earth from a catastrophic impact, astronomers said.
The European Space Agency (ESA) will change the orbital configuration of its comet-chaser Rosetta on Sept. 29 to send the spacecraft to its death through an impact to comet 67P n Sept. 30.
ESA's comet chaser, Rosetta found complex organic molecules from dust grains surrounding a comet. An important discovery just before it runs out of fuel and crash to its death.
A few days before the Rosetta spacecraft’s end of mission, the probe’s high-resolution camera has spotted the long-lost Philae lander in a dark crack on Comet 67P.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft has analyzed dust samples from the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for the first time, which could reveal the origins of the solar system.
An ESA satellite revealed that the oldest stars in the universe formed much later than previously thought, as indicated by observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background.
A rare planetary system composed of twin stars orbited by three Jupiter-like planets was discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope.
The European satellite Sentinel-1A was hit by a millimeter-size particle in orbit, causing visible damage on the instrument.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has discovered a galaxy cluster 11.1 billion light-years away from Earth.
NASA/ESA's Hubble Space Telescope released the clearest image of Alpha Centauri, the home of the recently discovered habitable planet, Proxima B.
China has only recently unveiled images of its Mars rover as well as launched its most powerful rocket. The country might have kept silent about its space program for years, but its recent developments could indicate that China is a force to be reckoned with.
ESA’s Rosetta probe has captured images of a burst of light from the comet 67P. The outburst was said to be caused by a landslide.
ESA's Planck satellite captured a "sprite-like" dusty filaments in the sky known as the Polaris Flare.