European Space Agency News
Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide
Images taken by a new European satellite show the levels and distribution of common air pollutants around the world, including ash spewing from a volcano in Indonesia
Inside look at how astronauts prepare for life in space
NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough gives a tour of a space shuttle used to train mission candidates at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Aurora Borealis as seen from the ISS
Stunning time-lapse video released by European Space Agency shows the Aurora Borealis as seen from the International Space Station.
Massive iceberg breaks off Antarctica Peninsula, scientists say
An iceberg almost the size of Delaware has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said Wednesday. The massive iceberg, measuring 5,800 square km and weighing more than one trillion metric tons, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula sometime between Monday and
The motion of stars 5 million years in the future
Animation from the European Space Agency traces the motion of how stars will move across the galaxy five million years into the future.
The Mannequin Challenge Travels to Space
Six crew members aboard the International Space Station pulled it off in zero gravity.
Red Solo Cup Inventor Dies at Age 84
Twitter toasts Robert Hulseman, the inventor of the iconic Red Solo Cup following his death.
NASA's Peggy Whitson Becomes Oldest Woman in Space
As Expedition 50/51 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:20 a.m. local time on Friday, American astronaut Peggy Whitson became the oldest woman to travel in space. The Iowa-born biochemistry researcher and astronaut is set to break more than just one record during her third-ever
Schiaparelli Probe Likely Crash-Landed on Mars, Photos Show
The Schiaparelli probe that was supposed to land on Mars Wednesday may have exploded prior to reaching the planet's surface, the European Space Agency said today. Photos taken by NASA 's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter reveal two new black spots on the surface of the red planet near the designated
ExoMars Module Signal Lost Before Landing on Mars
A Mars mission launched by the European and Russian space agencies successfully entered the red planet's orbit today, but scientists have lost the signal from a probe that was scheduled to land on the surface. ExoMars, a joint mission between the European Space Agency and Roscosmos, the Russian