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It looks like the ESA's ExoMars lander has crashed into the Red Planet
Oct 24, 2016

Space is hard, and for every Curiosity rover rolling around on Mars, there are a whole lot more failed missions that missed the mark. It looks like the ESA’s ExoMars project falls in the latter category —though that doesn’t mean the space agency didn’t pull down some useful intel.

ESA doctor spending months at remote Antarctic base to study isolationism for space travel
Mar 21, 2016

If you’re looking to study the effects on the human mind from being alone, it doesn’t get much more isolated than Antarctica’s Concordia Research Station. 

The space suit we use on Mars could be designed by this biker gear company
Jan 6, 2016

Heading into the planning stages for an eventual manned mission to Mars, the minds at NASA and the ESA are trying to think outside the box when it comes to the gear we’ll wear on the Red Planet. Turns out they’re thinking way outside the box.

See what Rosetta’s Philae lander saw approaching Comet 67P in new ESA footage
Oct 20, 2015

The European Space Agency did something awesome last year and used its Rosetta mission to successfully land the Philae spacecraft on Comet 67P. Want to see what the lander saw during its final descent?

ESA's new LISA Pathfinder probe set to search for spacetime ripples
Sep 4, 2015

The ESA's upcoming outer-space mission plans to hunt down gobs of gravitational waves.

Take a stroll through the International Space Station in ESA’s new panoramic tour
Jul 30, 2015

It’s something just a handful of people will ever actually get to do, but now the rest of us average Earth dwellers can (kinda) get a chance to float around on the International Space Station.

New ESA chief proposes building a full-fledged human village on the moon
Jul 17, 2015

There’s a new head of the European Space Agency, and after just two weeks on the job, he’s bringing some ambitious ideas to the table. First up: A human village on the moon.

After 8 months of silence, ESA's Rosetta lander has finally woken up
Jun 15, 2015

The ESA’s Rosetta mission had a bit of a bumpy landing, but eventually managed to settle down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Now it's finally back online.

NASA teaming with the ESA to test system to stop an asteroid from hitting Earth
May 20, 2015

It’s been a while since we had a blockbuster movie to remind us about the threat of an asteroid wiping us off the face of the Earth, but we won’t always have Bruce Willis to defend us.

Image of the Day: Hubble's cosmic "smiley face" photo
Feb 18, 2015

Here's proof positive that not all galaxies are grumpy.

Rosetta mission provides new intel about origin of water on Earth
Dec 11, 2014

The European Space Agency made history recently with its Rosetta mission to land a spacecraft on a comet, and now that awesome feat is bringing out some new discoveries.