The European Space Agency's GOCE satellite no longer exists, but its data is helping map the world's oceans Continue reading →
The tool uses data points from the Automatic Identification System network, which picks up GPS broadcasts of a vessel's location to map movements.
This summer ESA's Venus Express spacecraft daringly dipped into the upper atmosphere of our neighboring planet during a risky but successful aerobraking maneuver. Continue reading →
As comet Siding Spring speeds away after its Martian encounter on Sunday, our armada of satellites have reported in to signal that they are OK.
The HiRISE camera on board NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has become the first instrument orbiting Mars to beam back images of comet Siding Spring's nucleus and coma. Continue reading →
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has sent home several spectacular images that show a large pyramid-shaped boulder studding the surface of its target comet.
A tiny region has been spotted in the United States generating an anomalously high concentration of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Continue reading →
Cubesats provide a valuable low-cost research space platform for institutions, universities, laboratories and space agencies, but could their use create a new hazard for the increasingly crowded orbital environment? Continue reading →
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