XMM-Newton shows million-degree gas in Abell 2390

Scientists have combined Euclid’s recently released image of the massive galaxy cluster Abell 2390 with ESA…

Interacting galaxies Arp 142 (NIRCam and MIRI image)

The distorted spiral galaxy at the centre, the Penguin, and the compact elliptical galaxy at the…

Ariane 6: Thank you Space Team Europe

The first launch of Ariane 6 is a collective success for all of Europe. First flights…

The difference between distance and dust

Measuring the distance to truly remote objects like galaxies, quasars and galaxy clusters is a crucial task in astrophysics,…

Earth from Space: Hainan Strait

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Hainan Strait in southern China. Zoom in to…

ESA – Draco dwarf galaxy

This three-paneled image shows different perspectives of the Draco dwarf spheroidal galaxy. A team of astronomers…

YPSat looks back to Earth from atop Ariane 6

An image of Earth acquired by the ESA Young Professionals Satellite payload, YPSat, attached to the…

YPSat sees Ariane 6 fairing separation

Video returned from the ESA Young Professionals Satellite payload, YPSat, attached to the upper stage of…

ESA – Mpemba effect at Concordia

Every year, ESA sponsors a medical doctor to spend a year, or “winterover” in Concordia station.…

ESA – Hera in the doghouse

 Like a pet being put in its kennel, ESA’s Hera asteroid mission for planetary defence was placed…