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Making waves

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 12:40

Space Science Image of the Week: Cassini catches small moon Daphnis making waves in Saturn’s rings

Beyond Bitcoin: Leveraging the Blockchain for Space 4.0

Mon, 06/11/2017 - 08:10

ESA’s Strategy Department is investigating the role blockchain technologies could play in adapting the Agency for Space 4.0

Week in Images

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 13:30

Our week through the lens:
30 October - 3 November 2017

European Space Week starts today in Estonia

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 10:08

When is the last time you used space technology? Probably a matter of minutes ago, if you took bearings on your phone, checked the weather or withdrew money. Starting today, European Space Week celebrates space for the rest of us – as a source of services, jobs and business opportunities.

Western Australia

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 wide-ranging view over Australia’s southwestern corner

Earth from Space

Fri, 03/11/2017 - 09:05

In this week's edition, the Sentinel-3A satellite gives us a view from the fourth most populous city to the rugged Outback of Australia

Launch your design with Cheops

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 15:30

ESA is offering graphic designers and artists a unique opportunity to feature their work on the rocket carrying the Cheops satellite.

Quarry queries

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 12:45

Human Spaceflight image of the week: Testing the Heracles lunar rover

Wind satellite vacuum packed

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 10:30

With liftoff on the horizon, ESA’s Aeolus satellite is going through its last round of tests to make sure that this complex mission will work in orbit. Over the next month, it is sitting in a large chamber that has had all the air sucked out to simulate the vacuum of space.

Sentinel-5P timelapse

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 09:30

A look back on the preparations for the 13 October liftoff of Sentinel-5P

Growing danger

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:37

Technology image of the week: The shard rising from this alien-like terrain presents a clear and present danger to space missions

Wanted: a medical doctor for a cold adventure

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:20

Want to help humanity’s exploration of our Solar System? Do you have a medical degree and are not afraid of the dark or the cold? ESA is looking for someone to spend over six months in Antarctica running research to prepare for missions to the Moon and Mars.

Trick or treat?

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:10

No-one on International Space Station wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween

Halloween crack

Tue, 31/10/2017 - 09:10

Arguably scarier than ghosts or goblins: a massive crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica

Beauty of Italy

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 15:55

Watch high-definition footage of the International Space Station passing over Italy, filmed by ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

Melting snow aids absorption of carbon dioxide

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 12:15

It appears that something good can come from something bad. Although rising global temperatures are causing seasonal snow cover to melt earlier in the spring, this allows for the snow-free boreal forests to absorb more carbon dioxide from our atmosphere.

A hole in space

Mon, 30/10/2017 - 10:40

Space Science Image of the Week: This spooky sight, resembling fog swirling around a bottomless hole, was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

Week in Images

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 12:35

Our week through the lens:
23-27 October 2017

Washington DC

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 08:05

Earth observation image of the week: the US capital city of Washington DC captured by Sentinel-2

Earth from Space

Fri, 27/10/2017 - 08:05

Explore the US capital with Sentinel-2 in this week's edition of the Earth from Space video programme