Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/UMass/D.Wang et al., IR: NASA/STScI
Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have taken a major step in explaining why material around the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy is extraordinarily faint in X-rays. This discovery holds important implications for understanding black holes.
Today’s launch was the 71st flight of an Ariane 5 and the 57th straight successful launch for the giant booster. Photo Credit: ESA – CNES Arianespace Optique video du CSG JM Guillon
Europe’s giant Ariane 5 has triumphantly completed its fourth mission of 2013, blasting off with perfection from the ELA-3 (Ensemble de Lancement [...]
The Ariane 5 rocket, pictured shortly before the launch of the ATV-4 mission in June, will fly Arianespace’s 215th mission on Thursday. Photo Credit: Arianespace
For the fourth time this year, Europe’s giant Ariane 5 booster stands primed and ready at the ELA-3 (Ensemble de Lancement Ariane) launch complex at the Guiana Space Centre [...]
These images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft show how the pull of the planet affects the amount of material ejected by geysers on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. It turns out that the moon launches more spray when it is farther away from Saturn. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Cornell/SSI
Saturn’s 314-mile-wide icy moon Enceladus has been teasing [...]
NASA is looking into fixes for the problems that cropped up during the July 16 spacewalk conducted by Luca Parmitano and Chris Cassidy. Photo Credit: ESA
NASA seems to be making progress in narrowing down potential sources of the leak that foreshortened a July 16th spacewalk when it filled ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s helmet with [...]
Karen Nyberg (center) assists EVA crewmates Chris Cassidy (left) and Luca Parmitano in the Quest airlock during a “dry run” of their suit-up procedures on Wednesday, 3 July. Photo Credit: NASA
Two astronauts, including Italy’s first spacewalker, will venture outside the International Space Station at 8:10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 9 July on the first [...]
Construction of the crucial “backbone” of the James Webb Telescope has now been completed. Image Credit: NASA.
The James Webb Space Telescope, a joint project of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency, is planned to be launched in 2018 on an ESA Ariane 5 rocket. The Northrop Grumman Corporation [...]
Video courtesy of NASA Television
“Albert Einstein,” the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicle, or “ATV,” has safely docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Docking occurred Saturday at 10:07 a.m. EDT to the rear end of the station’s Zvezda service module. The docking was automated and concluded [...]
ESA Launch Vehicle Director Antonio Fabrizi with the family of European launchers. Photo Credit: ESA
The European Space Agency (ESA) has replied to the criticism moved by the Air and Space Academy about the Ariane 6 design, on June 7.
Ten days after leaving Earth, the Automated Transfer Vehicle, boasting its unique X-shaped configuration of solar arrays, will dock with the Zvezda module of the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA
Europe’s second-to-last Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-4), named in honor of German-born physicist Albert Einstein, will roar aloft from the Guiana Space [...]