European Space Agency

Solar Orbiter: a look ahead at ‘golden decade’ for physics
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Solar Orbiter: a look ahead at ‘golden decade’ for physics

European Space Agency mission to study Sun’s polar regions launches in Florida
10 Feb 2020
Why astronauts have spiritual experiences in space
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Why astronauts have spiritual experiences in space

The British astronaut is not the first to question whether the universe was created by a higher power
13 Aug 2018
Chinese satellite set to crash over Easter – will it hit me?
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Chinese satellite set to crash over Easter – will it hit me?

Abandoned space station will burn up and spread large chunks of debris as it re-enters the atmosphere, experts warn
26 Mar 2018
Rosetta: 'Rock and roll' space mission crashes to an end
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Rosetta: 'Rock and roll' space mission crashes to an end

Spacecraft touches down on comet 67P as European Space Agency says goodbye to 20-year project
30 Sep 2016
Lift off for Europe and Russia's joint mission to Mars
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Lift off for Europe and Russia's joint mission to Mars

Satellite's search for methane gas will show whether life existed on the red planet
14 Mar 2016
Rosetta researchers find 'building blocks of life' on comet
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Rosetta researchers find 'building blocks of life' on comet

Philae lander discovered 'primordial soup' that could suggest comets helped seed life on Earth
31 Jul 2015
GOOD YEAR: 2014 was kind to feminists and royals
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GOOD YEAR: 2014 was kind to feminists and royals

From feminists to cannabis smokers – the groups that have had cause for celebration this year
27 Dec 2014

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Rosetta: 'sexiest' space mission enters final phase
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Rosetta: 'sexiest' space mission enters final phase

Spacecraft has caught up with comet in a decade long chase in search for answers about life on earth
6 Aug 2014
'Fit to work' tests not fit for purpose, say MPs
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'Fit to work' tests not fit for purpose, say MPs

Select committee describes 'fit to work' assessments as 'simplistic and inaccurate' and urges complete re-design
24 Jul 2014
Welfare cap: leaked memos reveal risk of budget breach
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Welfare cap: leaked memos reveal risk of budget breach

Disabilities underestimated and more people moving from Jobseeker's Allowance to ESA
20 Jun 2014