Scientists may have discovered lava flows on the surface of Venus. ESA's Venus Express has revealed the best evidence yet for active volcanism on the planet.
A close-up of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko revealed that electrons close to the comet's surface-not photons from the sun-caused the rapid breakup of water and carbon dioxide molecules spewing from the surface.
They may look like cool, clear pools of water on Mars, but they're not. Mars Express has taken new images that reveal blue "pools" on the Red Planet that are actually something else entirely.
ESA's Venus Express has officially ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life.
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.
Future areas may include the development and characterization of innovative materials for applications in extreme conditions and for cutting-edge scientific performances, the development of new micro-technologies to be applied in miniaturized distributed sensor systems and the development and testin...
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.
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.
After nearly tripling its planned lifetime, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer - GOCE - is nearing its end of mission and will soon reenter our atmosphere.