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Northeast Ethiopia

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-1 takes us over Semera in northeast Ethiopia

Giant iceberg escapes

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 14:00

Imaged by Sentinel-1, the huge A68 iceberg was forced to stay close to its parent for more than a year. Strong winds have now allowed it to make a bid for freedom

Ready to 3D print?

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 12:07

Have you sent us your idea yet? ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti sends a video thank you to those who've entered our Lunar 3D printing competition. What would you 3D print, to make the Moon feel like home?

The business of space

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 09:35

Technology image of the week: Terahertz detectors on show by one of more than 850 companies attending ESA’s Industry Space Days

Hurricane Florence

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 09:00

Views of Hurricane Florence taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station

Aeolus wows with first wind data

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 13:55

Just one week after ESA’s Aeolus satellite shone a light on our atmosphere and returned a taster of what’s in store, this ground-breaking mission has again exceeded all expectations by delivering its first data on wind – a truly remarkable feat so early in its life in space.

Lights, camera, geology!

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 15:01

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Pangaea field trip in Germany

Eyes on Saturn

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 08:00

Space Science Image of the Week: It’s been a year since Cassini ended its mission at Saturn, but Hubble still checks in on the ringed planet and its moons from time to time

Week in images

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
3 - 7 September 2018

Earth from Space

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 09:05

In this week's edition, Sentinel-3A takes us over the North Sea

North Sea bloom

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-3 captures a significant algae bloom in the North Sea

Solar power

Thu, 06/09/2018 - 11:08

Operations image of the week: a soft Tuscan sunset hints at the presence of the powerful Sun beneath the horizon, a star that can affect satellites in orbit and critical civil infrastructure on Earth

Next stop – space

Thu, 06/09/2018 - 10:20

Do you have a great idea for new space transportation services – to space, around space or returning? Send it in this week and create a commercial success with advice from ESA

Aeolus laser shines light on wind

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 16:50

Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August, this extraordinary satellite’s instrument has been turned on and is now emitting pulses of ultraviolet light from its laser, which is fundamental to measuring Earth’s wind. And, this remarkable mission has also already returned a tantalising glimpse of the data it will provide.

Watch the skies

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:59

Technology image of the week: this fireball-detecting camera is mounted at the highest point of ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands

Emergency training

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:58

Human and robotic spaceflight image of the week: Alexander Gerst during safety drill on the International Space Station

Making space exploration real – on Earth

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 14:39

You are on a rock speeding through space. On this rock called Earth every single mineral tells you something about planetary formation. This week astronauts and space engineers will unlock the mystery of those minerals as they start an ESA geology field training course to prepare for future exploration of the Moon, Mars and asteroids.

A smart crater

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 09:52

Space Science Image of the Week: ESA’s Moon-orbiting SMART-1 probe ended its mission on the Moon 12 years ago today, but its final resting place was only seen last year

Week in images

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
27 - 31 August 2018

BepiColombo science orbiters stacked together

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 10:00

The two science orbiters of the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission are connected in their launch configuration and the European science orbiter and transport module have been given the go-ahead to be loaded with propellants.