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ESA Releases Gaia’s First Sky Map and its Beautiful

Images credit & copyright: ESA/Gaia/DPAC. This week, Wednesday, September 14 the European Space Agency (ESA) released the first series of data from their Gaia spacecraft in its ambitious plan to create a 3Dmap of more than a billion stars. This … Continue reading

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ESA’s ExoMars Orbiter & Lander Bound for the Red Planet

Illustration Credit & Copyright: B. Bethge/European Space Agency (ESA). LAUNCH ALERT: Monday, March 14 at 09:30 UTC (05:30 EDT) The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars mission will be launching to the Red Planet from the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan … Continue reading

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Black Hole Startrails

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Yuri Beletsky. Like stars at the center of the Milky Way, these stars on the telescope appear to be orbiting a supermassive massive black hole. As they approach, they accelerate due to … Continue reading

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Small Eyes to the Big Universe

Image Credit & Copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO) Yuri Beletsky. High atop the Paranal Observatory at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in the Atacama Desert of Chile, one of four 1.8 meter Auxiliary Telescopes (AT’s) raises its eyes to some … Continue reading

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BROKEN HEARTED NGC 922

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 150 million light years away lies the remains of a cosmic murder. It appears that as we see it, NGC 922 here was (Cue the Bon Jovi music) shot through the heart … Continue reading

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ESA’S IXV SPACE PLANE SUCCESSFUL TEST FLIGHT

Video Credit & Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA) & Arianespace. On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 13:40 UTC (08:40 EST) an Arianespace Vega rocket designated (VV04) jumped off the launch pad at the Kourou Space Center, French Guiana carrying the … Continue reading

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EUROPE’S IXV SPACE PLANE PREPARES FOR LAUNCH

Image Credit & Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA). LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 13:00 UTC (08:00 EST) an Arianespace Vega rocket (Flight Designation VV04) will be launching the European Space Agency’s (ESA) IXV Space Plane. Launch will take … Continue reading

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