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Keeping the rhythm in space

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 08:38

Space is an inhospitable environment for the human body but we adapt remarkably well. Within hours, the brain adjusts to the lack of an up or down, as if floating is all it has ever known. Now researchers are learning how our internal clock similarly adjusts to the restrictions of space. An ESA-sponsored experiment has found that while you can take the body out of Earth, you can’t take an Earth-based rhythm out of the body. 

Orion frame work

Wed, 14/06/2017 - 14:30

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Working on Europe’s contribution to the Orion spacecraft

California slide

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 13:15

Satellite radar shows unstable ground ahead of the massive landslide that covered part of California’s iconic Highway 1

Satellites forewarn of locust plagues

Tue, 13/06/2017 - 09:00

Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security.

ESA at Le Bourget

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 09:35

ESA at the International Paris Air and Space Show 2017

Solar power to Mercury

Mon, 12/06/2017 - 09:30

Space Science Image of the Week: BepiColombo’s carrier craft unfolds its solar wings

Week In Images

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 15:10

Our week through the lens:
5-9 June 2017

The xenon connection

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 14:55

Rosetta’s detection of xenon provides the first link between comets and our atmosphere

The future of the Orion constellation

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 10:00

A new video, based on measurements by ESA’s Gaia and Hipparcos satellites, shows how our view of the Orion constellation will evolve over the next 450 000 years.

Gulf of Finland

Fri, 09/06/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the Gulf of Finland in 'radar vision', also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 13:30

Join us Friday, 09 June, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Window to a watery past on Mars

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 10:00

This 70 km-wide crater and its surrounds offer a window into the watery past of the Red Planet.

Eye on oceans

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 10:00

Every year, 8 June marks World Oceans Day. Satellites continue to monitor our water bodies to help us better understand and protect these natural resources

Galileo grows: two more satellites join working constellation

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 09:42

Two further satellites have formally become part of Europe’s Galileo satnav system, broadcasting timing and navigation signals worldwide while also picking up distress calls across the planet.

Dark rover

Wed, 07/06/2017 - 13:35

Technology image of the week: Testing a rover in near darkness to simulate exploration of the Moon’s poles

Fuel the future

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 16:31

Watch the replay of ESA's Grand Challenge Innovation Exchange to shape the future of resources management in space

Satellite trails

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:40

Space Science Image of the Week: Tracing the shifting gaze of ESA’s XMM-Newton as it swings between X-ray sources

Phoning home

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 15:10

Human spaceflight image of the week: ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet calls loved ones after landing safely back on Earth.

Proxima briefing

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 08:18

First live event with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet after six months in space. Watch replay

Quantifying the effects of climate change

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 16:05

Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased view of how our climate is changing and the effects it is having on our planet.