A milky way twin swept by an ultra-fast…

[caption id="attachment_7321" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Winds from a spiral galaxy[/caption] ESA’s XMM-Newton has found a wind of high-speed gas streaming from the centre of a bright spiral galaxy like our own that may be reducing its…

Ride along with Rosetta through the eyes of…

[caption id="attachment_6984" align="alignnone" width="625"] Comet on 10 December 2015 from OSIRIS narrow-angle camera[/caption] Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera team has launched a new website to showcase their recent images of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The high-resolution images, taken either…

Robot arm simulates close approach of ESA’s asteroid…

[caption id="attachment_6946" align="alignright" width="305"] Camera by model asteroid[/caption] The final approach to an asteroid has been practised for ESA’s proposed Asteroid Impact Mission using a real spacecraft camera mounted on a robot arm. The 2020…