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Week In Images

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
5-9 March 2018

BepiColombo gets green light for launch site

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 10:00

Europe’s first mission to Mercury will soon be ready for shipping to the spaceport to begin final preparations for launch.

Italy and Mediterranean

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3A view stretching from Sardinia to Romania

Earth from Space

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, the Sentinel-3A satellite treats us to a view over Italy and the Mediterranean

Made for Mercury

Thu, 08/03/2018 - 13:35

Operations image of the week: An engineering replica of BepiColombo will help to troubleshoot software before being uploaded to the real spacecraft at Mercury

Top shot

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 08:05

Technology image of the week: Photographer Edgar Martins, who ventured inside this space simulator, has been shortlisted by the Sony World Photography Awards

X marks the vehicle

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 16:30

Human Spaceflight and exploration image of the week: ESA's first Automated Transfer Vehicle was launched to the International Space Station a decade ago

World-first firing of air-breathing electric thruster

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 14:59

In a world-first, an ESA-led team has built and fired an electric thruster to ingest scarce air molecules from the top of the atmosphere for propellant, opening the way to satellites flying in very low orbits for years on end.

Donor star breathes life into zombie companion

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 09:00

ESA’s Integral space observatory has witnessed a rare event: the moment that winds emitted by a swollen red giant star revived its slow-spinning companion, the core of a dead star, bringing it back to life in a flash of X-rays.

Saturn's greatest storm

Mon, 05/03/2018 - 08:05

Space Science Image of the Week: Saturn's storms are a sight to behold, as Cassini discovered when it saw this behemoth of a storm encircling the planet in 2011

Week In Images

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 14:15

Our week through the lens:
26 February - 2 March 2018

ESA incubators ranked among world´s best

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 11:45

Two ESA business incubators have been ranked fourth and seventh in the world classification of university-affiliated incubators evaluated in 53 countries.

Southeast Namibia

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over the sand dunes of southeast Namibia and the edge of the Kalahari Desert

Earth from space

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 09:05

In this week's edition, discover southeast Namibia and the edge of the Kalahari Desert with Sentinel-2

Mars Express views moons set against Saturn's rings

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 10:00

New images and video from ESA’s Mars Express show Phobos and Deimos drifting in front of Saturn and background stars, revealing more about the positioning and surfaces of the Red Planet’s mysterious moons.

Snowbound Italy

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 15:50

Italy is usually associated with relatively warm weather, but this week it has fallen victim to the Beast from the East

Snowy Europe

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 12:55

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The wintry beauty of the Alps from the International Space Station

Magnetic Sun

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 08:20

Space Science Image of the Week: SOHO’s snaps reveal the Sun’s magnetic cycle

Week In Images

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
19-23 February 2018

Bering Strait

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-1 radar vision over the Bering Strait, which connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans between Russia and Alaska