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Winning exoplanet rocket sticker selected

A colourful design capturing the essence of ESA’s Cheops mission, which will measure the size of planets as they cross in front of their parent stars, has been selected for the rocket carrying the satellite into space. To source

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Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)

ESA is saddened by the news of the passing of Professor Stephen Hawking, FRS, cosmologist and one of the pioneers of theoretical studies of black holes, on 14 March at the age of 76. To source

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Spaceport calling

Space Science Image of the Week: New views of BepiColombo as teams prepare to move to Europe’s spaceport in Kourou To source

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Saturn's greatest storm

Space Science Image of the Week: Saturn’s storms are a sight to behold, as Cassini discovered when it saw this behemoth of a storm encircling the planet in 2011 To source

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Leaky atmosphere linked to lightweight planet

The Red Planet’s low gravity and lack of magnetic field makes its outermost atmosphere an easy target to be swept away by the solar wind, but new evidence from ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft shows that the Sun’s radiation may play a surprising role in its escape. To source

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ESA creates quietest place in space

Imagine a packed party: music is blaring and you can feel the bass vibrate in your chest, lights are flashing, balloons are falling from the ceiling and the air is filled with hundreds of separate conversations. At the same time your cell phone is vibrating in your pocket and your drink is fizzing in the […]

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