European Space Agency

Behold: Cosmic Sperm

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has been involved in some incredible discoveries in recent years. But for sheer beauty and, let's face it, tittering schoolb...

This Is How You Pack For Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

How do you pack a cargo ship for a journey through space? Carefully. This amazing picture shows European Space Agency workers packing its fifth ...

There Is A LOT Of Stuff In Orbit Around The Earth

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

How much stuff is orbiting the Earth? Well, there's the Moon, for starters. Then the Space Station. After that you've pretty much got a few communi...

PIC: This Is A Rainbow. On Venus.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech

NASA aren't the only ones who can take amazing pictures of space. The European Space Agency are pretty decent at taking an Instagram of something prof...

First Image Published From Europe's Amazing New Billion-Pixel Satellite

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Tech

The first image taken by Europe's incredible new billion-pixel space telescope has been published. But the UK Space Agency and ESA say there is muc...

Water Discovered On Tiny Dwarf Planet Ceres

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The smallest dwarf planet in the Solar System, or its largest asteroid depending on your point of view, has a secret. Water. Astronomers have an...

WATCH: 'Rosetta' Space Craft Is Awake!

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

A European comet-chasing spacecraft that has been in hibernation for almost three years has woken up and sent its first signal back to Earth. The E...

WATCH: 'Rosetta' Space Craft Wakes Up To Start Comet-Hunting Mission

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

European Space Agency is preparing to wake up its most ambitious space craft ahead of a mission to land on a comet. The Rosetta space craft was lau...

LOOK: This Is The Deepest-Ever View Of An Ancient Galaxy Cluster

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A dramatic new picture of young, distant galaxies in deep space has been revealed. The European Space Agency and Nasa produced the images of some o...

WATCH: The Moon Has A New Crater

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

The Moon has a new crater, and now we've taken a picture of it. That's right, while we might like to pretend that the fact that our only natural sa...

A One-Tonne Satellite Will Smash Into Earth Tonight...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

A one-tonne satellite is set to smash into Earth on Sunday - but scientists have no idea where. The Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulatio...

LOOK: Astronauts Watch Spacecraft Burn Up In Earth's Atmosphere

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Astronauts orbiting Earth have captured an amazing picture of a cargo ship burning up in our atmosphere. And yes, it might look like something des...

Satellite To Fall To Earth In November (But Don't Panic)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The UK Space Agency has sent an email warning that a European satellite will plunge to Earth later this month - and there's no way to know where it's ...

WATCH: This Is As Close As You'll Ever Get To Flying Over Mars

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Tech

Ever wanted to fly over Mars? A new video by the European Space Agency can almost make that possible. 'Mars Showcase' is a dramatically detailed 3D...

European Astronauts Recreate Moon Landings... Under The Sea

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Tech

No European has ever walked on the Moon. But as of last month, two Europeans have at least walked on the bottom of the sea while pretending to be o...

Russian Astronomers Claim An Asteroid Just Narrowly Missed Hitting Earth

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Tech

Russian researchers claim to have spotted an asteroid pass narrowly above the Earth, unbeknownst to astronomers. The asteroid was reported to be si...

Mysterious 'Second Moon' In Orbit Around Earth Turns Out To Be Man-Made

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Tech

A mysterious 'asteroid' discovered in orbit around Earth that baffled astronomers turns out to be man-made. The strange object identified as '2013 ...

Snakes On A Planet

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Tech

When it comes to space, we in Europe still tend to look to America - or, more specifically, Nasa - for guidance. But if we pull this off, we might fin...

Comet Makes Death Plunge Into The Sun

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa and the European Space Agency have captured an amazing video of the moment a comet began a spectacular death plunge into the Sun. The nameless...

'Serpent Bearer' Cloud Of Rage Discovered In Deep Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Tech

The Hubble space telescope still has the capacity to surprise - sometimes because of the depth and utility of its data, other times because it's just ...

PICS: Meet Europe's Brand New Space Rocket

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Tech

The European Space Agency has approved the configuration of its next-generation Ariane 6 space rocket. And while it's not quite up there in ambitio...

Hubble Captures 'Comet Of The Century' Ahead Of Record-Breaking Approach

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Tech

The much heralded 'Comet of the Century', also known as ISON, is still on its way to the Sun - and a brilliant rendezvous with the skies above Earth. ...

Planet Hunter Declared Dead In Space

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Tech

A satellite that discovered the first known rocky exoplanet has been officially retired after its on-board computer failed. The COROT mission launc...

WATCH: This Is What Orbiting Mars Would Look Like

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Tech

This stunningly impressive but slightly unnerving video shows the view which would await us if we ever orbited Mars. For a few seconds it looks as ...

Hubble Telescope Reveals 'Cosmic Penguin' As Two Galaxies Collide In Space

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK Tech

A dramatic picture of two galaxies colliding with each other in deep space has earned the nickname "the Cosmic Penguin". Taken by the European Spac...