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Zero-G Spiderman

ESA Top News - 1 hour 19 min ago

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A parabolic flight experiment tests perception in altered gravity states

Gravity wonders

ESA Top News - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 15:45

Space Science Image of the Week: Black holes provide an extreme cosmic laboratory to test some of the strongest gravity fields in the Universe

A Circumhorizontal Arc Over Ohio

APOD - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 14:00

Why would clouds appear to be different colors? Why would clouds appear to be different colors?


Atlas, Daphnis, and Pan

APOD - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 14:00

Atlas, Daphnis, and Pan Atlas, Daphnis, and Pan


RS Puppis

APOD - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 14:00

Pulsating Pulsating


Dark Skies: Turn on the Night

APOD - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 14:00

Have you ever experienced a really dark night sky? Have you ever experienced a really dark night sky?


Anemic Spiral NGC 4921 from Hubble

APOD - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 14:00

How far away is spiral galaxy NGC 4921? How far away is spiral galaxy NGC 4921?


Young Star Cluster Trumpler 14 from Hubble

APOD - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 14:00

Why does star cluster Trumpler 14 have so many bright stars? Why does star cluster Trumpler 14 have so many bright stars?


Planets of the Solar System: Tilts and Spins

APOD - Mon, 20/05/2019 - 14:00

How does your favorite planet spin? How does your favorite planet spin?


Rho Ophiuchi Wide Field

APOD - Sun, 19/05/2019 - 12:00

The colorful clouds surrounding the star system Rho Ophiuchi The colorful clouds surrounding the star system Rho Ophiuchi


Ash and Lightning above an Icelandic Volcano

APOD - Sat, 18/05/2019 - 10:00

Why did a picturesque Why did a picturesque


Living Planet highlights

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 15:00

As the biggest Earth observation conference in the world draws to a close, we take a look back on some of the week’s highlights

Mission control 'saves science'

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 14:57

Every minute, ESA’s Earth observation satellites gather dozens of gigabytes of data about our planet – enough information to fill the pages on a 100-metre long bookshelf. Flying in low-Earth orbits, these spacecraft are continuously taking the pulse of our planet, but it's teams on the ground at ESA’s Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, that keep our explorers afloat.

Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 14:12

Our week through the lens:
13 - 17 May 2019

Satellites yield insight into not so permanent permafrost

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 13:10

Ice is without doubt one of the first casualties of climate change, but the effects of our warming world are not only limited to ice melting on Earth’s surface. Ground that has been frozen for thousands of years is also thawing, adding to the climate crisis and causing immediate problems for local communities.

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 09:05

In this week's edition from the Living Planet Symposium in Milan, we feature a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of the Po Valley

Po Valley

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over the Po Valley in northern Italy

Milky Way, Launch, and Landing

APOD - Fri, 17/05/2019 - 08:00

The Milky Way doesn't look quite this colorful and bright to the eye, The Milky Way doesn't look quite this colorful and bright to the eye,


A quarter of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now unstable

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 19:30

By combining 25 years of ESA satellite data, scientists have discovered that warming ocean waters have caused the ice to thin so rapidly that 24% of the glacier ice in West Antarctica is now affected.

Take a deep breath

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/05/2019 - 12:40

With air pollution a global concern, satellites provide vital information about air quality to help understand how to keep our planet breathable
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