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Incredible First Person Footage of a Real Spacewalk Will Leave You Speechless

On March 24th, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet was joined by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The outing was fairly routine, but this amazing footage captured by Pesquet gives all of us stuck here on Earth an amazing first-person look of what it’s like to be an astronaut looking down on our planet. Read More >>

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Europe Wants China to Pay for a Moon Base

The European Space Agency is in talks with Chinese space authorities about exciting things they might be able to do together in the future with all that money China has from selling us t-shirts and phones, and top of the list is one of sci-fi's longest running themes -- a permanent base on the moon. Read More >>

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Space WiFi Plans Could Lead To Catastrophic Crashes, Study Warns

If you've ever fancied dying by being beaned in the head by an errant piece of space junk, you might just be in luck. A study by an aerospace engineering expert shows our plans for space WiFi could cause a whole load of satellite crashes. Read More >>

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The European Space Agency Will Send Its First Mars Rover to One of These Two Mysterious Sites

Mars rovers are great for many reasons, most importantly, because they allow us to live vicariously through a hunk of metal exploring the Red Planet. NASA’s currently working on a yet-to-be-named rover mission slated for 2020, and is in the process of narrowing down a landing location. Similarly, the European Space Agency (ESA) has just announced that it’s debating two locations for its 2020 ExoMars rover, which will search for signs of ancient life. Read More >>

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A Fleet of European Satellites Is Experiencing a Very Odd Problem

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Galileo satellites have been having a bad time for the past 17 years. Now, the 10 billion euro project has suffered what might be its strangest setback yet: Nine clocks across the 18 Galileo satellites in orbit have suddenly stopped working. For a fleet that was supposed to create an independent European GPS system, the satellites really can’t seem to get their shit together. Read More >>

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Mesmerising Video Takes You on a Trip Over a Sprawling Martian Valley

Mars has never looked cooler than it does in this new ESA video showcasing Mawrth Vallis, a ravine that once carried water for hundreds of miles. Read More >>

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Here Are Our First Exciting Glimpses of Mars From Europe’s New Orbiter

In case Schiaparelli’s crash-landing left you thinking the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission was a bust, rest assured it wasn’t. The mission’s scientific workhorse—its Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO)—is performing beautifully, as evidenced by the first images and splashes of data ESA has now received back from the Red Planet. Read More >>

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A Crazy Miscalculation Doomed the Schiaparelli Lander

The European Space Agency has released new information about the crash of the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander. Soon after the deployment of its parachute, the lander made a miscalculation so bad that it thought it was below the Martian surface, when in reality was still two miles high. Read More >>

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NASA’s Mars Orbiter Snaps Colour Photos Of The ESA’s Crashed Lander

The European Space Agency has had a rough ride this year, first with Rosetta and Philae and more recently, stacking into Mars with the Schiaparelli lander. The crash site was previously captured in black and white by NASA's Mars Orbiter and now it's had a second crack, though this time in colour. Read More >>

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We Now Know What Caused the Weird Erruptions Rosetta’s Comet

Last summer, something strange happened on Rosetta’s comet. After a period of calm, the comet began erupting, throwing huge jets of comet dust into space before abruptly stopping. Now, we finally know what happened. Read More >>

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How the Rosetta Spacecraft Will Crash Onto Comet 67P

In just seven days, the Rosetta spacecraft will smash into Comet 67P. A new visualisation shows how it’ll go down. Read More >>

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The Amazing Place the Rosetta Spacecraft is Going to Die

In two weeks, the European Space Agency will crash-land its prized Rosetta spacecraft, marking a dramatic end to the whirlwind two-year science mission that saw humanity’s first-ever comet landing. It’ll be 48 action-packed hours as Rosetta descends to its ultimate resting place on Comet 67P — and to get you properly excited for that event, we wanted to share the fascinating reason this site was chosen. Read More >>

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Complex Organic Molecules Discovered on Rosetta’s Comet

With only a few days left before it’s scheduled to crash-land on the surface of Comet 67P, the Rosetta spacecraft is still yielding amazing discoveries. And I’m not just talking about lost comet landers. Read More >>

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Lost Philae Lander Found Wedged Into a Crack on its Comet

The European Space Agency lost contact with its Rosetta mission’s plucky little lander, Philae, in May 2015. Now the orbiter’s high-resolution camera has found Philae wedged into a dark crack on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Read More >>

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This Is Where Europe’s Upcoming Rover Mission Will Explore Mars

In October, the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars 2016 mission will land the Schiaparelli rover on the Red Planet. Here’s where the probe is scheduled to land, and why researchers chose this particular area. Read More >>