Cassini-Huygens approaching Saturn and Titan

Launched in October 1997, the ESA/NASA Cassini-Huygens mission is currently heading for Saturn. While ESA’s Huygens…

Lessons learnt from Beagle 2

The Mars Express spacecraft, carrying the Beagle 2 lander, was launched on 2 June last year,…

Envisat catches the eye of Typhoon Nida

The 150-kilometre-per-hour winds of Typhoon Nida brought destruction and death to the Philippines this week. At…

Beagle 2: lessons learned

The Commission of Inquiry on Beagle 2, jointly set up in February between ESA and the…

Travelling back in time

Every time you look at the sky, you travel back in time… in a sense. When…

It is awkward being in weightlessness

After Wubbo Ockels (1985), ESA astronaut André Kuipers is now the second Dutchman to know what…

StarTiger to roar in Finland

ESA is hoping to repeat the success of its first StarTiger project. This time the venue…

XMM-Newton detects X-ray ‘solar cycle’ in distant star

For years, astronomers have wondered whether stars similar to the Sun go through periodic cycles of…

Great Wall of China seen from space

ESA’s Proba satellite here shows a winding segment of the 7240-km long Great Wall of China…

Images of Acheron Fossae Mars

Images taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA’s Mars Express are of…