ESA’s search for Earth’s ‘twin’ starts in 2026
The PLATO mission will use 26 telescopes to search for habitable planets.
Doomed Mars lander wasn't equipped for supersonic conditions
Conditions during the Mars descent were more severe than anyone expected.
Watch the ESA trace 2 million stars' journey across the skies
Our descendants sure won't see the same constellations we do.
Magnetic fields could explain an 'erratic' neutron star
Scientists have a theory for Rapid Burster's unusual X-ray blasts.
The Earth's core has a 'jet stream' of molten iron
European scientists discovered the fast-flowing stream thanks to a trio of satellites.
EU and ESA sign deal to keep ahead of global space competition
Space programs in China and India are advancing quickly.
A tiny space pebble just put a huge dent in an ESA satellite
In space, even tiny specks of dust are dangerous.
The European Space Agency will land on Mars in October
The Schiaparelli module is on a brief mission to study the planet's electrical fields.