Astronomers are officially preparing for the first-ever landing by a spacecraft on a comet. At 8:35 a.m. GMT today, a robotic lander called Philae will be released from the European Space Agency Rosetta spacecraft.
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The European Space Agency's comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft caught the first glimpse of its destination comet after waking up from years of hibernation, announced NASA.
ESA's space freighter ATV Georges Lemaitre, set for launch this summer,will test new rendezvous sensors in space as it approaches the International Space Station.
A newly discovered distant supermassive black hole, several billion light years away from Earth is known to be spinning at almost half the speed of light, according to a new finding.
In a latest announcement, The European Space Agency announced plans to launch a new space mission called PLATO with an aim to discover Earth like worlds in the neighborhood of the Sun.
European Space Agency’s engineers will use burnt bone charcoal, a prehistoric cave pigment, to protect the solar probe from the harsh glare of the Sun.
After an epic ten year journey through space, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft will reach comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014 where it will become the first space mission to orbit a comet, the first to attempt a landing on a comet's surface, and the first to follow a comet as it swings around the...
ESA's Gaia mission blasted off this morning on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on its exciting mission to study a billion suns.
ESA's billion-star surveyor Gaia, less than a week from launch, is now tucked up inside the fairing that will protect it during the first few minutes of ascent into space.
The European Satellite GOCE that was expected to make an uncontrolled re-entry, crashed into the Earth's atmosphere on Monday, November 11 at 01.00 CET, and most of its debris landed in the regions of South Atlantic Ocean, ESA announced.
European Space Agency's GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) satellite re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Monday, Nov. 11, around 01:00 CET and fell towards Earth after running out of fuel.