Category Archives: Space

Uncovering the origins of galaxies’ halos

Dwarf galaxies and star-containing halos in a large spiral galaxy 25 million light-years away from Earth have been identified using a Japanese telescope in Hawaii. Using a Japanese telescope on…

Sentinel-5P liftoff

The atmosphere-monitoring satellite for Europe’s Copernicus programme, Sentinel-5P, lifted off on a Rockot from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST) on 13 October 2017.

Geology of the Victoria Quadrangle on Mercury

Mercury, the innermost planet of our Solar System is a grey, barren world to our human eyes. In stark contrast, this map shows a portion of the surface in a…

Splashdown! chasing into martian mud

An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars. Impacts of comets and asteroids have shaped the surfaces of…

Window to a watery past on march

This 70 km-wide crater and its surrounds offer a window into the watery past of the Red Planet. The scene, captured by ESA’s Mars Express, is a composite of two…

New landing date for ESA astronaut Tim Peake

ESA astronaut Tim Peake and his crewmates Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra will return to Earth on 18 June, giving them almost two more weeks more in space than their original mission.