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Total lunar eclipse

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 16:19

How to watch and take pictures of Monday's total lunar eclipse

Compete in a lunar economy

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 15:50

Sign up to the Metalysis–ESA Grand Challenge worth €500 000 rewarding innovation that helps us to explore space.

Moon facts

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 15:20

10 things you might not know about the Moon

Week in images

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 14:29

Our week through the lens:
14 - 18 January 2019

Teach with the Moon

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 13:30

New web page features educational resources and other materials focused on the Moon to educate and inspire.

Join the #AuroraHunters

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 17:05

It’s difficult to comprehend the size and sheer power of our Sun, a churning ball of hot gas 4.6 billion years old and 1.3 million times larger than Earth, which emits solar wind — the constant stream of electrons, protons and atomic particles — and routinely lashes out with Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs), outbursts of colossal clouds of solar plasma flung into space.

The most extreme events, arrivals of fast CMEs or high-speed solar-wind streams, disturb our protective magnetic shield, creating geomagnetic storms at Earth.

ExoMars software passes ESA Mars Yard driving test

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 13:17

Navigation software destined for the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet has passed a rover-based driving test at ESA’s ‘Mars Yard’.

What is Space19+?

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 11:20

ESA Web TV talks with DG Jan Wörner to learn more about ‘Space19+’, ESA’s next Ministerial Council, and its benefits for citizens

The one that got away

Thu, 17/01/2019 - 11:10

Operations image of the week: High above the majestic 'Dirdle Door' rock formation in Dorset, comet 46P/Wirtanen hurries by – an alien rock formation once destined to be visited by ESA's Rosetta mission

How much do European citizens know about space?

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 11:03

Europeans are undeniably interested in space activities, and the idea of pooling resources between European countries is considered important unanimously by European citizens: just two of the fascinating findings from a recent survey of public perceptions of issues related to space.

Parachute for planetfall

Wed, 16/01/2019 - 08:35

Technology image of the week: testing a parachute design for future Mars missions within a mammoth Canadian wind tunnel

Spatial senses

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 17:14

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano trains for a spacewalk for his upcoming Beyond mission

Infrared Titan

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 11:35

Space Science Image of the Week: How Saturn’s moon Titan looks in infrared

Week in images

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
7 - 11 January 2019

Earth from Space

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 09:05

In this week's edition, we explore part of the Uruguay River and the Esteros de Farrapos e Islas del Río Uruguay wetlands

Uruguay River wetlands

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes us along the lower reaches of the brown, sediment-rich Uruguay River

Team of telescopes finds X-ray engine inside mysterious supernova

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 22:15

ESA’s high-energy space telescopes Integral and XMM-Newton have helped to find a source of powerful X-rays at the centre of an unprecedentedly bright and rapidly evolving stellar explosion that suddenly appeared in the sky earlier this year.

Cold Turkey

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 16:20

While snow continues to cause chaos in Austria and Germany, the cold snap has also reached Turkey as shown in this Copernicus Sentinel-3 image

Martian chronicles

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 10:55

Stunning scenes captured by Mars Express during its 15 years imaging the Red Planet

Galilean Moons

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 07:38

Galileo found Jupiter's four biggest moons 409 years ago. Take a closer look at his discovery with the new collection in the ESAshop and get a cosmic deal.