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Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale

ESA Top News - 1 hour 48 min ago

After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the international Cassini–Huygens mission is about to begin its final chapter: the spacecraft will perform a series of daring dives between the planet and its rings, leading to a dramatic final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on 15 September. 

ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space

ESA Top News - 2 hours 3 min ago

Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA’s radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System.

A White Battle in the Black Sea

APOD - 5 hours 18 min ago

Trillions have died in the Earth's seas. Trillions have died in the Earth's seas.


The Holographic Principle

APOD - 5 hours 18 min ago

Is this picture worth a thousand words?  Is this picture worth a thousand words?


Between the Rings

APOD - 5 hours 18 min ago

Between the Rings Between the Rings


NGC 4302 and NGC 4298

APOD - 5 hours 18 min ago

NGC 4302 and NGC 4298 NGC 4302 and NGC 4298


Asteroid 2014 JO25

APOD - 5 hours 18 min ago

A day before its closest approach, asteroid 2014 JO25 A day before its closest approach, asteroid 2014 JO25


The Red Spider Planetary Nebula

APOD - 5 hours 18 min ago

Oh what a Oh what a


A Split Ion Tail for Comet Lovejoy E4

APOD - 5 hours 18 min ago

What's happened to Comet Lovejoy? What's happened to Comet Lovejoy?


Titanic adventure

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/04/2017 - 18:00

Space Science Image of the Week: A final close flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan puts Cassini–Huygens on course for its grand finale

Science record set on Space Station

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/04/2017 - 09:09

If anything should break in space, let it be records. The astronauts of Expedition 50 have done just that by setting a new record for most time spent on scientific research on the International Space Station.

Night Glows

APOD - Mon, 24/04/2017 - 09:00

What glows in the night? What glows in the night?


Cosmic pairing

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/04/2017 - 08:10

The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 27 years with two close friends

Two Million Stars on the Move

APOD - Sun, 23/04/2017 - 07:00

If you could watch the night sky for one million years -- how would it change? If you could watch the night sky for one million years -- how would it change?


Life Enabling Plumes above Enceladus

APOD - Sat, 22/04/2017 - 18:00

Life Enabling Plumes above Enceladus  Life Enabling Plumes above Enceladus


Earth as a planet

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 16:30

This special edition of Space takes us to Rome to explore the defining characteristics of our planet

Luminous Salar de Uyuni

APOD - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 16:00

A scene in high contrast this thoughtful night skyscape is A scene in high contrast this thoughtful night skyscape is


Read up on climate

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 14:30

With this year's Earth Day focusing on environmental and climate literacy, have a look at the new digital book on our planet’s changing climate through the eyes of satellites

Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
17-21 April 2017

Call for a sustainable future in space

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 13:30

With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris.

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