Adapted from ESA Science and Exploration Page For the second time in its mission, the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has flown through the tail of a comet. Predicted in advance by astronomers at University College London, UK, the spacecraft collected a wealth of scientific data that now awaits full analysis. For a spacecraft designed to […]
This post was repurposed from the ESA Science and Exploration page. Comet Leonard, a mass of space dust, rock and ice about a kilometre across is heading for a close pass of the Sun on 3 January, and the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has been watching its evolution over the last days. The Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager […]
Two spacecraft zipped past Venus at nearly time this week, and we’re steadily getting more data from this rare double flyby. The research teams have even translated some of this data into sounds, which you can hear in this article.
NASA and the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter spacecraft captured incredible footage of Venus as it flew past the planet.
The BepiColombo mission got a close-up image of the planet Venus as it passed by on August 10. The spacecraft was using Venus for a gravity assist on its way to its ultimate destination, Mercury.
The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft has made its second flyby of Venus, just 33 hours before the BepiColombo craft makes its close approach.
Solar Orbiter and BepiColombo are set to make space history with two Venus flybys just 33 hours apart on 9 and 10 August.