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Hidden Water Vapor Was Just Discovered On Europa's Icy Surface

After studying years of old Hubble space observations, a scientist just discovered all-new signs of water vapor lingering on Europa. When it comes to our Solar System, there are certain destinations that tend to take up the spotlight. Mars is the focal point for many people right now, there's a reemerging interest in the Moon, and everything else tends to take a backseat in mainstream conversations. One location that's quickly rising in interest, however, is Europa.Europa is one of four Galilea...
Tags: Sweden, Tech, Nasa, Hubble, Moon, European Space Agency, Mars, Jupiter, Europa, Roth, Ganymede, Europa Europa, Lorenz Roth, ScienceTechnology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology Space


Astronaut's photo shows a rare 'sprite' in Earth's atmosphere caused by lightning shooting up toward space

A sprite captured from the ISS. ESA/NASA-T. Pesquet Thomas Pesquet, an astronaut on the ISS, photographed a flash of red light in the upper atmosphere. The phenomenon, called a sprite, can be seen above a thunderstorm. The picture is a "very rare occurrence," Pesquet said. An astronaut onboard the International Space Station has captured a rare image of a red "sprite" above Europe while recording a timelapse from space.The picture, which was taken on September 9, is a "very rare occurren...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, India, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, News UK, European Space Agency, Storm, Astronauts, Iss, Columbus, Thomas Pesquet, Andreas Mogensen


Watch a year of life on the space station squeezed into 60 seconds

We know life is busy for astronauts on the space station, but this 60-second video from the European Space Agency makes it look positively hectic!
Tags: Space, News, Trends, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Iss, Space Station, Thomas Pesquet


Europe Will Start Mission to Jupiter’s Moons in 2022

Airbus is developing and building JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) spacecraft for the European Space Agency, which will study Jupiter and its icy moons. In May 2022, JUICE will begin a 7.6 year... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, European Space Agency, Airbus, Jupiter, Europe Will Start Mission


Breathtaking images of auroras over Earth

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet has captured absolutely stunning images of auroras, the incredible lightshows that occur when charged particles from the sun enter the Earth's atmosphere and interact with gases there. The image above is "the full Moon lighting up the shadow side of Earth almost like daylight," Pesquet tweeted. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Photography, Space, News, Nasa, Earth, Astrophotography, Esa, European Space Agency, Photographs, Thomas Pesquet


French astronaut snapped a gorgeous photo of the aurora glowing green and red from the space station

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet photographed the aurora from the International Space Station on August 20, 2021. ESA/NASA-T. Pesquet French astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured a beautiful aurora from the International Space Station. The stunning photo shows green ribbons over the planet, lit up by the full moon. Astronauts see the polar lights regularly, but this one was especially breathtaking. See more stories on Insider's business page. Astronauts on the International S...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronaut, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, McArthur, Thomas Pesquet, ESA NASA, Pesquet, Megan McArthur


Researchers create lunar life support system by baking moon dust

Future lunar explorers may be able to create water and oxygen from moon dust, using new research from the European Space Agency and others.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Moon, European Space Agency


Inspiration4’s successful splashdown is just the beginning of private spaceflight for SpaceX

Just like that, they came back. The Inspiration4 crew made a triumphant splashdown on Saturday evening off the east coast of Florida, marking the close of the first completely private, all-civilian space mission. SpaceX’s Go Searcher recovery ship hauled the Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience, a little less than an hour after splashdown. The crew was then ferried via helicopter to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where they received standard medical checks. The successful completion of the missi...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, European Space Agency, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Aerospace, Musk


A new window to the early universe (and aliens?)

Astrophysicists anxiously await the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, slated for December 18. Things can go wrong.This spectacular giant will be the most powerful space telescope ever built, opening new windows to nascent galaxies and stars from billions of years ago, as well as to planets circling other stars in our cosmic neighborhood.It will help us refine our own story — a story of our origins and how similar and different we are to the rest of the universe.The history of sc...
Tags: Earth, Innovation, European Space Agency, Jupiter, James Webb Space Telescope, Astrophysics, Jwst, LaGrange, Galileo Galilei, Kapton, Cosmos, Hubble Space Telescope HST


Astronauts complete NASA spacewalk to prepare for International Space Station power boost

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide are back inside the International Space Station after completing a successful spacewalk Sunday to prepare for more solar array upgrades.
Tags: Nasa, Cnn, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Thomas Pesquet, Akihiko Hoshide


European Space Agency’s Trace Gas Orbiter snaps a volcanic trench on Mars

An new image of the surface of Mars captured by a European and Russian orbiter shows a stunning overhead view of deep trenches created by nearby volcanoes.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, European Space Agency, Mars, Trace Gas Orbiter


Watch a NASA spacewalk in which astronauts prepare for a space station power boost

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide embarked on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Sunday to prepare for more solar array upgrades.
Tags: Nasa, Cnn, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Thomas Pesquet, Akihiko Hoshide


Watch a NASA spacewalk to prepare for a space station power boost

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide will conduct a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on Sunday. The walk will prepare the staion for future power upgrades.
Tags: Nasa, Cnn, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Thomas Pesquet, Akihiko Hoshide


Astronauts In Space Will Soon Resurrect An AI Robot Friend Called CIMON

A robot called CIMON-2 (short for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion) has received a software update that will enable it to perform more complex tasks with a new human crewmate later this year. Space.com reports: The cute floating sphere with a cartoon-like face has been stored at the space station since the departure of the European Space Agency's (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano in February 2020. The robot will wake up again during the upcoming mission of German astronaut Matthias Maurer, who wil...
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Watch the European Space Agency test the parachute for its new Mars rover

ESA recently released video footage of parachute drop tests for its ExoMars rover, showing how the spacecraft will be slowed as it approaches the red planet.
Tags: Space, News, Trends, Esa, European Space Agency, Mars, ExoMars


Astronauts' photos from the space station reveal the highs and lows of watching Earth from above in 2021 so far

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere appears on the horizon beyond the Red Sea and the Nile River in Africa, February 3, 2021. NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station enjoy mesmerizing views of Earth. They orbit the planet every 90 minutes, so they see lots of sunrises, nighttime city lights, blue ocean water, and colorful landscapes. The best photos taken from the space station in 2021 so far, which follow below, showcase bright auroras, hypnotizing crop patterns, and s...
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Astronauts need comfort food too. Here's what's on their menu

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared a video of astronauts having a pizza party on the International Space Station.
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This is what a pizza party in space looks like

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared a video of astronauts having a pizza party on the International Space Station.
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I tried the French space food that launched with SpaceX's latest astronaut crew, and it was better than I expected

The author (left) tasted three French dishes specially designed for astronauts on the International Space Station. Morgan McFall-Johnsen/Insider Astronaut food is often dry, slimy, or just plain disappointing. But French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who launched aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship in April, wanted gourmet French dishes to share with his crewmates. So three French dishes launched to the International Space Station with Pesquet and his crew: beef bourguignon, einkorn riso...
Tags: Food, Space, Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Esa, Atlantic, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Iss, Chris Hadfield


ESA swamped by over 23,000 applicants for astronaut with disability program

Apologises for slow processing, says those invited for further tests will hear by November The European Space Agency's Parastronaut feasibility project – an effort to recruit astronauts with a physical disability – has far exceeded its most optimistic forecasts by generating 23,000 applications.…
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ESA swamped by over 23,000 applicants for astronaut program

Apologises for slow processing, says those invited for further tests will hear by November The European Space Agency's astronaut recruitment project has far exceeded its most optimistic forecasts by generating 23,000 applications.…
Tags: Software, Esa, European Space Agency


NASA says its Hubble telescope captured a spiral galaxy that's as bright as a jewel and 68 million light-years from Earth

The galaxy is known as NGC 1385. ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee and the PHANGS-HST Team NASA published a "jewel-bright" photo of a spiral galaxy many millions of light-years from Earth. The galaxy - NGC 1385 - is in the Fornax constellation. The constellation's name is Latin for "furnace." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a "jewel-bright" spiral galaxy, which is 68 million light-years from Earth. NASA and the European Space Ag...
Tags: US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, European Space Agency, Hubble Space Telescope, Norma, NGC, J Lee, Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, Lacaille, ESA Hubble NASA, Fornax, Kevin Shalvey, HST Team NASA


Astronauts on the space station held their own Olympics, complete with synchronized air swimming - watch the videos

"Team Dragon" touches feet during their synchronized space swimming routine. Left to right: Akihiko Hoshide, Megan McArthur, Thomas Pesquet, and Shane Kimbrough. NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station held the first "Space Olympics" last week. Microgravity allowed the astronauts to show off flips, twists, handstands, and wall crawls. In the videos below, they also played "no-handball" and practiced slingshot-style sharpshooting. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Olympics, International Space Station, Paris, European Space Agency, Tokyo, Astronauts, JAXA, McArthur, Thomas Pesquet


Venus gets 'unprecedented' double flyby this week

Venus gets back-to-back visitors this week, with the flybys of two European Space Agency-backed spacecraft.
Tags: Cnn, European Space Agency, Venus


Photos show electrons from galaxies about a billion light-years away creating 2 'dancing ghosts' in the sky

An annotated image of PKS 2130-538, nicknamed the "dancing ghosts." Jayanne English/EMU/Dark Survey Matter/Insider Scientists looked deep into the universe to find a structure that looked like two dancing ghosts. The "ghosts" are made up of electrons jetting out of "radio galaxies," the scientists found. The unusual shape of the clouds has "baffled" scientists, one expert told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. Researchers have discovered a cosmic phenomenon that loo...
Tags: Space, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, News UK, European Space Agency, Black Holes, Galaxies, Norris, PKs, EMU, Western Sydney University, ASKAP, Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder ASKAP, Marianne Guenot


A black hole warped space-time so much that astronomers saw flashes of light from its far side

An illustration shows a black hole with a corona (the ball of white light) as it devours material streaming into the black hole. NASA/JPL-Caltech Astronomers have seen light from behind a black hole for the first time. The black hole warped light from X-ray explosions on its far side, bending the light around toward Earth. It further confirms Albert Einstein's theory that massive objects like black holes warp space-time. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first ti...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Stanford, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Nature, European Space Agency, Albert Einstein, Black Holes, Einstein, X-rays, Astrophysics, Wilkins


The space station spun 540 degrees and flipped upside down when Russia's new module mistakenly fired its thrusters

The International Space Station as seen by astronauts from NASA's space shuttle Endeavour on February 19, 2010. NASA Russia's new space station module, Nauka, mistakenly fired its thrusters after docking on Thursday. The mistake caused the entire space station to spin around 540 degrees and flip upside down. NASA and Russian flight controllers were able to get it back to its original position after an hour. See more stories on Insider's business page. The International Space St...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Moscow, European Space Agency, Times, Iss, Roscosmos, Proton, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Scoville


The European Space Agency Launches Hackable Satellite

Of course this is hackable: A sophisticated telecommunications satellite that can be completely repurposed while in space has launched. […] Because the satellite can be reprogrammed in orbit, it can respond to changing demands during its lifetime. […] The satellite can detect and characterise any rogue emissions, enabling it to respond dynamically to accidental interference or intentional jamming. We can assume strong encryption, and good key management. Still, seems like a juicy target for oth...
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Russia's new space-station module fired its engines in error, pushing the entire station into an hour-long spin

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just sent a new module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. After Nauka docked, it began mistakenly firing its thrusters - which moved the entire space station. The ISS rotated 45 degrees before NASA was able to get it back to its original position. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new Russian space-st...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Iss, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Cosmonauts, Proton, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Johnson Space Center, Zak


NASA has delayed Boeing's spaceship flight after a Russian module pushed the space station out of position

An illustration of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing NASA is delaying a test flight of Boeing's Starliner spaceship after a major space-station mishap. A new Russian module, Nauka, fired its engines unexpectedly and rotated the space station on Thursday. Boeing has to fly Starliner to the station and back before it can launch astronauts for NASA. See more stories on Insider's business page. A major mishap on the International Space Station has forced N...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Iss, Boeing, Roscosmos, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Thomas Pesquet, Tech Insider, Human Spaceflight