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Red Planet rover

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 08:15

Space Science Image of the Week: New views of the ExoMars rover as teams discuss landing sites

CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 22:43

Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA’s CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet.

Plasma jets

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 14:39

New findings from ESA’s magnetic field Swarm mission were the highlight of ESA’s science conference in Canada

Week In Images

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
20-24 March 2017

Prize space photos

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 13:50

Photographer Gregor Sailer has been awarded at the European Architectural Prize 2017 for his depictions of space infrastructure


Fri, 24/03/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Rome and its surroundings, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Satellites shed new light on earthquakes

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 08:45

Satellite radar scans of last year’s earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way we are thinking about earthquake hazards in regions where our planet’s tectonic plates meet.

Spacewalk live

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 17:27

Watch live from Friday 10:30 GMT (11:30 CET) as Thomas Pesquet and Shane Kimbrough leave the International Space Station on a spacewalk

Earth from Space

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 12:20

Join us Friday, 24 March, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme.

Surviving the long dark night of the Moon

Thu, 23/03/2017 - 08:36

Designers of future Moon missions and bases have to contend with a chilling challenge: how might their creations endure the fortnight-long lunar night? ESA has arrived at a low-cost way of surviving.

1970s space control

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 17:05

Operations image of the week: Engineers working in ESA’s control room in 1978

3D printing for Mars

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 12:05

Technology image of the week: these small structures have been 3D printed out of simulated Mars dust

Watching water

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:15

World Water Day reminds us of the need to treat and reuse wastewater. Satellites like Sentinel-2 provide key information on water quality

Spider senses

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:05

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Testing virtual reality hardware for International Space Station experiments

Measuring magnetism

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 16:30

Thanks to the Swarm satellite trio, the most detailed magnetic map yet from space of Earth's rigid outer layer has been released

Collapsing cliff reveals comet’s interior

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 15:30

Rosetta scientists have made the first compelling link between an outburst of dust and gas and the collapse of a prominent cliff, which also exposed the pristine, icy interior of the comet.  

30 years of deforestation

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 14:20

While the world marks the International Day of Forests, satellites continue to monitor the long-term effects of human activities on our planet’s precious resources

Unravelling Earth’s magnetic field

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 10:00

ESA’s Swarm satellites are seeing fine details in one of the most difficult layers of Earth’s magnetic field to unpick – as well as our planet’s magnetic history imprinted on Earth’s crust.

To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 16:20

After the relative quiet of the long dark winter months, the Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers descend on this harsh, yet fragile environment. Their aim is not to disturb its beauty, but to join forces in an all-out effort to measure ice on land and sea.

Glitter helps to monitor ocean waves

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 13:52

The notion of glitter might appear as somewhat frivolous, but scientists are using Sun glitter in images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to map the motion of the sea surface.