European Space Agency

  • ISON ( the comet of the century ) a light that still shines

    Continuing a history of surprising behavior, material from Comet ISON appeared on the other side of the sun on the evening on Nov. 28, 2013, despite not having been seen in observations during its closest approach to the sun. As ISON appeared to dim and fizzle in several observatories...
  • Cassini spacecraft have discovered strange, half-mile-sized objects

    WASHINGTON — Scientists working with images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have discovered strange, half-mile-sized objects punching through one of Saturn’s rings and leaving glittering trails behind them. The results will be presented tomorrow at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, Austria. The penetration occurred in the outermost of Saturn’s...

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