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Week in images

ESA Top News - 4 hours 49 min ago

Our week through the lens:
18 - 22 March 2019

Star Trails and the Equinox Sunrise

APOD - 4 hours 54 min ago

Star Trails and the Equinox Sunrise Star Trails and the Equinox Sunrise


Equinox on Planet Earth

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Welcome to an Welcome to an


Abell 370: Galaxy Cluster Gravitational Lens

APOD - 4 hours 54 min ago

What are those strange arcs? What are those strange arcs?


Horsehead and Orion Nebulas

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Horsehead and Orion Nebulas Horsehead and Orion Nebulas


M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange Center

APOD - 4 hours 54 min ago

What's happening at the center of spiral galaxy M106? What's happening at the center of spiral galaxy M106?


NGC 3324 in Carina

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NGC 3324 in Carina NGC 3324 in Carina


A Symphony in Northern Winter Skies

APOD - 4 hours 54 min ago

Despite the cold, Despite the cold,


Water in space

ESA Top News - 5 hours 37 min ago

Satellites key to addressing water scarcity

ESA Top News - 8 hours 24 min ago

Today is World Water Day, but with millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggling to cope in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the notion of water shortages may not be at the forefront of our minds right now. Even so, floods, like we see here, lead to real problems accessing clean water. Whether the problem is inundation or water scarcity, satellites can help monitor this precious resource.

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - 9 hours 49 min ago

For World Water Day, we take a look at Lake Chad at the southern edge of the Sahara, where water supplies are dwindling

Lake Chad

ESA Top News - 9 hours 49 min ago

Earth observation image of the week: marking World Water Day, these images show the receding waters of Lake Chad

Water for life

ESA Top News - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 14:31

UN SDG6 targets ‘Water for all by 2030’. For World Water Day we take a look at ways that space can help this global challenge.

Bangkok’s green lung

ESA Top News - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 13:50

On the International Day of Forests, we bring you this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of Bangkok and its oasis of green, Bang Kachao

ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name

ESA Top News - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 13:30

The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing – and been given a name.

Testing the value of artificial gravity for astronaut health

ESA Top News - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 12:38

Test subjects in Cologne, Germany will take to their beds for 60 days from 25 March as part of a groundbreaking study, funded by European Space Agency ESA and US space agency NASA, into how artificial gravity could help astronauts stay healthy in space.

A View Toward M101

APOD - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 12:00

Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last


Land-cover dynamics unveiled

ESA Top News - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 11:00

Billions of image pixels recorded by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission have been used to generate a high-resolution map of land-cover dynamics across Earth’s landmasses. This map also depicts the month of the peak of vegetation and gives new insight into land productivity.

Giant ‘chimneys’ vent X-rays from Milky Way’s core

ESA Top News - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 18:00

By surveying the centre of our Galaxy, ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered two colossal ‘chimneys’ funneling material from the vicinity of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole into two huge cosmic bubbles.

Grande oil spill

ESA Top News - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 16:40

Copernicus Sentinel-1 has imaged the oil spill from the Grande America ship that sank in the Atlantic, 300 km off the coast of France
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