A rare encounter between two gas-rich galaxies spotted by ESA’s (European Space Agency) Herschel space observatory indicates a solution to an outstanding problem: how did massive, passive galaxies form in the early Universe?
ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Luca Parmitano left for Baikonur, Kazakhstan today, his last stop before heading to the International Space Station on 28 May.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel space observatory has made detailed observations of surprisingly hot molecular gas that may be orbiting or falling towards the supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
Dramatic underground explosions, perhaps involving ice, are responsible for the pits inside these two large martian impact craters, recently imaged by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express.
ESA’s Herschel space observatory has provided the first images of a dust belt – produced by colliding comets or asteroids – orbiting a subgiant star known to host a planetary system.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel observatory has captured a new view of a vast star-forming cloud called W3.
Astronomers have identified some of the youngest stars ever seen, thanks to the European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel space observatory.
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian federal space agency, Roscosmos, have signed a formal agreement to work in partnership on the ExoMars program towards the launch of two missions in 2016 and 2018.
ESA’s planning to crash a spacecraft into an asteroid called Didymos, to, well, see what happens.
An asteroid the size of a small office block is due to whizz past Earth on Friday, traveling at over 28,000 miles per hour.
A laser device originally designed to measure carbon on Mars could soon be used here on Earth to root out counterfeit foods, making sure that honey, olive oil and chocolate are what they claim.
Building a base on the moon could theoretically be made much simpler by using a 3D printer to construct it from local materials.
Astronomers using the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Telescope have spotted a star that appears to be making new planets, despite being well past the age at which it would be expected to do so.
NASA has signed up to join the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Euclid mission, a space telescope due to launch in 2020 and designed to investigate dark matter and dark energy.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel space observatory has identified multiple arcs around Betelgeuse, the nearest red supergiant star to Earth.
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Mars Express has captured a detailed image of the upper part of the Reull Vallis region of Mars.
The European Space Agency is teaming up with NASA for a mission that will take human beings beyond Earth orbit for the first time in 40 years - and eventually, it says, further than ever before.
The massive asteroid Apophis shot past Earth last night, on a trajectory that will bring it even closer during its next flyby in 2029.
Astronomers believe they've found a large asteroid belt around Vega, the second brightest star in northern night skies.
Volcanic eruptions may be the explanation for large changes in the sulfur dioxide content of Venus’s atmosphere, and one intriguing possible explanation is volcanic eruptions.