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Autumn fireball

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 10:00

Operations image of the week: A meteoroid as big as a football was seen by thousands as it burned up in the atmosphere over Europe in the evening of 14 November 2017

Full house for EDRS

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 06:43

The EDRS–SpaceDataHighway has now begun relaying Earth images from Sentinel-2A, which marks the last of four Copernicus satellites in orbit being brought under the EDRS service.

Crater shadows

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 14:25

Human Spaceflight image of the week: Astronauts, planetary scientists and engineers cast their shadows at the rim of a volcanic crater

Where no CubeSat ...

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 09:25

Technology image of the week: Where no CubeSat has gone before; ESA’s M–Argo has been designed to survey small asteroids in deep space

Ozone ups and downs

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 08:50

Climate scientists studying three decades of ozone measurements from seven satellites see a positive trend in global recovery thanks to international efforts to curb ozone-depleting substances.

Art & Culture in space

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 14:25

You don’t have to be a scientist or an engineer to join our space adventure. Check out the creative ways you can be involved and inspired...

Flyby offer

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 13:05

Use coupon code COMET in the ESAshop checkout to land free standard shipping on your next purchase of ESA products. Spreadshirt's offer flies by 14–16 November

Astronaut meets volcano

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 13:00

An expedition of astronauts, planetary scientists and engineers is off to Spain’s Canary Island of Lanzarote to learn best how to explore uncharted planets. The training will equip space travellers with a geologist’s eye. 

Phobos photobomb

Mon, 13/11/2017 - 08:35

Space Science Image of the Week: Phobos, the Red Planet’s innermost moon, sneaks into Hubble’s image of Mars

Week in Images

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 13:30

Our week through the lens:
6-10 November 2017

Viti Levu

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 captures part of Fiji’s largest island with coral reefs speckling the water

Earth from Space

Fri, 10/11/2017 - 09:05

In this week's edition, the Sentinel-2B satellite takes us to the Republic of Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean

Look at the Moon

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 14:00

Human Spaceflight image of the week: ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s room with an atypical view

The road to Orion’s launch

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 13:04

NASA’s Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA’s European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course.

A review of the programme by NASA to assess progress is now showing a launch date from December 2019 to June 2020.

Testing before use

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 10:40

Operations image of the week: Engineers ensure that the hardware and software used to control satellites works without errors

Three years of Sentinel-1

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 09:00

In this special edition of Earth from Space, discover how radar data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission has been used to advance science and in emergency response

Vega launches Earth observation satellite for Morocco

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 02:40

Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco.

Stressed seedlings in space

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 13:42

Life on Earth has a myriad of problems, but gravity isn’t one of them – staying grounded means organisms can soak up the light and heat that enables growth. 

Heating ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 16:00

Enough heat to power hydrothermal activity inside Saturn’s ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years could be generated through tidal friction if the moon has a highly porous core, a new study finds, working in favour of the moon as a potentially habitable world. 

100 days of Vita

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 14:00

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli marks his 100th day in space for the Vita mission.