European Space Agency

April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016

Gravitational wave mission passes 'sanity check'

A European Space Agency effort to try to detect gravitational waves in space is not only technically feasible but compelling, a new report finds.

March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016

Mars methane mission set for lift-off

Europe and Russia are about to launch a joint mission to the Red Planet.

March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016

Test begins for gravity mission

The formal test programme has begun on the technologies required to detect gravitational waves in space.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

Lift-off for Europe's space laser network

Europe begins to roll out a data superhighway in orbit above the Earth. The first node in the network is a telecommunications satellite that was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

December 19, 2015
December 19, 2015

Tim Peake posts thanks from space

UK astronaut Tim Peake thanks the thousands of people around the world who sent him a good luck message, as he spends his first weekend in space.

November 4, 2015
November 4, 2015

Study may have found evidence of alternate, parallel universes

An astrophysicist says he may have found evidence of alternate or parallel universes by looking back in time to just after the Big Bang more than 13 billion years ago,

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

Greenland glacier sheds big ice chunk

Scientists are studying a big mass of ice that has broken off the Jakobshavn Glacier in Greenland.

July 8, 2015
July 8, 2015

Using universe’s gravity to see into a black hole

Researchers at the European Space Agency harness the natural lensing properties of cosmic gravity to get a closer look at a black hole.

June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015

Philae comet lander wakes up

The European Space Agency (Esa) says its comet lander, Philae, has woken up and contacted Earth.