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Spatial senses

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 18:14

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 - 12:35

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

Week in images

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:30

Our week through the lens:
7 - 11 January 2019

Earth from Space

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 10:05

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 - 10:05

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 - 23:15

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 - 17:20

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 - 11:55

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

Galilean Moons

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 08:38

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.

XMM-Newton captures final cries of star shredded by black hole

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 23:15

Astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory have studied a black hole devouring a star and discovered an exceptionally bright and stable signal that allowed them to determine the black hole’s spin rate.   

Gaia reveals how Sun-like stars turn solid after their demise

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 19:00

Data captured by ESA’s galaxy-mapping spacecraft Gaia has revealed for the first time how white dwarfs, the dead remnants of stars like our Sun, turn into solid spheres as the hot gas inside them cools down.

The desert that ate a sea

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 12:10

Technology image of the week: ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite views efforts to stabilise a newly formed desert and salvage the shrinking Aral Sea

Cool running

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 11:57

Operations image of the week: New cryogenically cooled hardware promises to improve data return from ESA's current and future deep-space missions

World-first chameleon satellite leaving native British shores

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 08:26

The last component of British-built chameleon satellite, Eutelsat Quantum, is getting ready to leave home for good.

Storm hunter in action

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 15:32

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A typical day for electrical thunderstorm observer

Galactic neighbour

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 17:24

This Hubble image is the most detailed view ever of the Triangulum Galaxy, a close neighbour of the Milky Way

CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 13:13

When ESA’s planned Hera mission journeys to its target binary asteroid system, it will not be alone. The spacecraft will carry two tiny CubeSats for deployment around – and eventual landing on – the Didymos asteroids. Each companion spacecraft will be small enough to fit inside a briefcase, as compared to the desk-sized Hera.

Space sparkle

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:25

Space Science Image of the Week: The glowing remnants of stellar fireworks