ANIMATION On April 20, 2021, ESA will host the 8th European Conference on Space Debris from Darmstadt, in Germany. Scientists, engineers, industry experts, and policymakers will spend the virtual four-day conference discussing the latest issues surrounding space debris. They will exchange the latest research, try to come up with solutions […]

Apply now to become an ESA Astronaut. Credit: ESA Applications are open for ESA’s first astronaut selection in over a decade, and all qualified candidates are encouraged to put themselves forward. Vacancy notices “Astronaut” and “Astronaut (with a physical disability)” have been posted to Applications must be submitted via this […]

The AI developed by IIT researchers will analyzing satellite images in order to detect traces of hidden archaeological sites. Credit: ESA/IIT The Cultural Landscapes Scanner pilot project will exploit Artificial Intelligence to detect the archaeological heritage of the subsoil. The project will last three years and will be carried out […]

Planetary nebula Abell 78 captured by the Hubble Space Telescopes’s Wide Field Camera 3 and PANSTARSS. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, M. Guerrero, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt Located around 5000 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus (The Swan), Abell 78 is an unusual type of planetary nebula. After exhausting the nuclear […]

A mysteriously long, thin cloud has again appeared over the 20-km high Arsia Mons volcano on Mars. Credit: ESA/GCP/UPV/EHU Bilbao When spring arrives in southern Mars, a cloud of water ice emerges near the 20-kilometer-tall Arsia Mons volcano, rapidly stretching out for many hundreds of kilometers before fading away in mere hours. A […]

Scientists have discovered that glaciers in the Getz region of Antarctica are increasing in speed as they flow towards the ocean. This new research, which includes data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, will help determine if these glaciers could collapse in the next few decades and how this would affect […]

Eberswalde Crater Delta: This intricate structure of an ancient river delta once carried liquid water across the surface of Mars. Credit: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO This intricate structure of an ancient river delta once carried liquid water across the surface of Mars. The distinctive form of a delta arises from […]