Recent asteroid collision caught on camera

Astronomers have spotted what's been confirmed as a collision between two asteroids that took place just last year beyond the orbit of Mars.

ESA battles against illegal radio broadcasts

The European Space Agency (ESA) has embarked on a crusade to get rid of illicit radio broadcasts that are interfering with its observations.

Martian moon Phobos created by huge blast

Mars' largest moon, Phobos, may have been blasted off into space by some catastrophe on the planet's surface, say two different scientific studies.

Should the government ban the sale of violent video games to kids?

Do you think the government should ban the sale of violent video games to kids? Well, if you do, you are certainly not alone.

ESA demands end to California video game ban

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has demanded that the US Supreme Court overturn a controversial 2005 California law restricting the sale and rental of so-called "violent" video games to minors.



New system predicts solar storms - but ESA says satellites are safe

Researchers have developed a new method of predicting solar storms that they say could help to avoid power and communications blackouts.

Black hole emits giant jets

Please don't snigger, but ESO and NASA astronomers have discovered a black hole blowing out an enormous bubble of hot gas.

First Planck images reveal Universe's earliest light

The Planck telescope team has released its first full-sky picture - the clearest yet taken, showing the glow of the first light in the universe.

Report: Majority of Americans are gamers

A recent survey conducted by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) determined that approximately 67 percent of US households play computer and video games.

See you next year: 'mission to Mars' simulation begins

Well, they're off: six trained astronauts on a 520 day mission to... Moscow.

Volcanoes may still be active on Venus

Venus is still capable of volcanic eruptions, data from ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft suggests.

Ice explorer satellite launches today

ESA's Cryosat-2 ice mission is set for launch today, aiming to give scientists some hard evidence on the state of the world's ice caps.

Space station could operate until 2028

The International Space Station could remain in use until 2028, officials have said.

Organic molecules discovered in Orion Nebula

ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has discovered organic molecules in the Orion Nebula - potential signs of life.

ESA mulls three future missions

The European Space Agency (ESA) has picked out dark energy, habitable planets and a detailed solar survey as candidates for two missions to be launched sometime after 2017.