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The brightest, furthest pulsar in the Universe

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 08:30

ESA’s XMM-Newton has found a pulsar – the spinning remains of a once-massive star – that is a thousand times brighter than previously thought possible.

The thread of star birth

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 10:30

Space Science Image of the Week: Herschel reveals stars growing along the filaments of a giant cloud of gas and dust

ESA’s six-legged Suntracker flying on a Dragon

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 16:34

Tomorrow, a Space-X Dragon cargo ferry will be launched to the International Space Station packed with supplies, experiments, tools and food for the six astronauts living and working high above Earth. In the unpressurised cargo hold is a new NASA sensor that will monitor our atmosphere with a helping hand from ESA. 

Week In Images

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 15:00

Our week through the lens:
13-17 February 2017

Ötztal Alps

Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of the Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

SPAC3

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 17:35

Art and space enter a new dimension, with Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli

Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 17:30

Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily.

Art and space enter a new dimension

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 17:30

ESA’s involvement in the world of art is entering a new dimension, thanks to the cooperation with the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, with the idea of making space activities as inclusive as possible for more of the public on Earth.

Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 17:30

Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily.

Earth from Space

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:30

Join us Friday, 17 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. The Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol are featured in this week’s edition

Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 09:30

Going to space is never routine, and Sentinel-2 mission controllers are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the critical days following next month’s liftoff.

Fuel Sentinel-2B: done

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 09:05

As liftoff day draws closer, the Sentinel-2B 'to do' list is shrinking as tasks are ticked off, including the tricky process of fuelling the satellite. And, even despite having to do a few unexpected jobs, everything is on track for launch.

Ariane 5’s first launch this year

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 23:20

An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the Sky Brasil-1 and Telkom-3S telecom satellites into their planned orbits.

One million

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 14:40

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet's Facebook account has more than a million likes

Asteroid Day 2017

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:45

Rewatch the 14 February press conference announcing Asteroid Day for 30 June – featuring Franco Ongaro, ESA Director of Technical and Quality Management

Home from home

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:35

Human spaceflight image of the week: Thomas Pesquet’s space residence photographed from his old address on Earth

Spacecraft shadow

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 14:05

Space Science Image of the Week: Remembering Rosetta’s close comet flyby on Valentine’s Day 2015

Sicilian snow

Fri, 10/02/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: rare snow cover on the Italian island of Sicily, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Week In Images

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 15:15

Our week through the lens:
6-10 February 2017