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Space Science Image of the Week: Record-breaking simulation reproduces large-scale structure of the Universe to prepare for Euclid mission

Week In Images

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
17-21 July 2017

Space Station Streetview

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 11:05

Explore the International Space Station with Google Street View and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet

Northeastern Europe

Fri, 21/07/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 image over the Baltic Sea and surrounding countries, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 15:20

Join us Friday, 21 July, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Simplifying complexity

Thu, 20/07/2017 - 08:30

Operations image of the week: For ESA's flight dynamics team, a simple, low-tech white board is a good way to track the progress of aerobraking manoeuvres at Mars

Supersonic landfall

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 10:55

Technology image of the week: This test parachute deployed at supersonic velocity, demonstrating Europe’s capability to land safely from space

Rovers drive through Tenerife darkness

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 10:37

A pair of ESA rovers trundled around a Moon-like area of Tenerife by both day and night during a nine-day test campaign, gathering terabytes of data for follow-up analysis.

Dancing with Cassini

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 14:20

A complex coordinated ‘dance’ between ESA and NASA deep-space tracking stations is following the international Cassini orbiter during its Grand Finale, 1.2 billion km away

Introducing Juice

Mon, 17/07/2017 - 08:15

Space Science Image of the Week: Presenting the latest design of our Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, Juice

Week In Images

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 14:50

Our week through the lens:
10-14 July 2017

Pilanesberg

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a South African game reserve pictured by Sentinel-2, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 16:05

Join us Friday, 14 July, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

LISA Pathfinder: bake, rattle and roll

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 15:24

The final days of the LISA Pathfinder mission are some of the busiest, as controllers make final tests and get ready to switch off the gravitational pioneer next Tuesday.

Vesuvius on fire

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 14:30

No, Vesuvius is not erupting, but the wooded slopes of this iconic volcano are being ravaged by wildfires, as seen from space by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission

Tributes to wetter times on Mars

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 10:00

A dried-out river valley with numerous tributaries is seen in this recent view of the Red Planet captured by ESA’s Mars Express.

Robot meets its masters

Thu, 13/07/2017 - 08:05

Operations image of the week: The flight controllers who will operate BepiColombo on its ambitious mission to Mercury meet their robotic explorer

Desktop CubeSat test

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 16:10

Technology image of the week: ESA’s GomX-4B CubeSat is on the way to launch this September

Sentinel satellite captures birth of behemoth iceberg

Wed, 12/07/2017 - 11:50

Over the last few months, a chunk of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf has been hanging on precariously as a deep crack cut across the ice. Witnessed by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, a lump of ice more than twice the size of Luxembourg has now broken off, spawning one of the largest icebergs on record and changing the outline of the Antarctic Peninsula forever.

Shoulders of giants

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:45

Human spaceflight image of the week: Expedition 52 crew remember fellow cosmonauts at Red Square in Moscow