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Satellites paint a detailed picture of maritime activity

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 15:00

ESA has helped coastal authorities to track up to 70% more ships and pick up nearly three times more ship positions via satellite than was possible before.

Elementary, my dear machine intelligence

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 14:11

Artificial intelligence already helping astronauts on the International Space Station is also providing a promising approach for solving crimes. In an era of security concerns across Europe, the smart use of police data is critical for uncovering leads.  

Not-so-evil twin

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 12:45

Operations image of the week: A hifi testbed of the Gaia star surveyor helps to control the real thing some 1.5 million km away

Crater Neukum named after Mars Express founder

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:00

A fascinating martian crater has been chosen to honour the German physicist and planetary scientist, Gerhard Neukum, one of the founders of ESA’s Mars Express mission.

Insert satellite here

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 14:50

Technology image of the week: Europe’s largest vacuum chamber, used for satellite testing, captured by photographer Edgar Martins

Setting sail

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 15:45

Human Spaceflight and Exploration image of the week: Columbus is loaded for its trip to the launch site

Columbus: 10 years a lab

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 14:56

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue… In 2008 another Columbus sailed into space. 

Turbulent plasma

Mon, 15/01/2018 - 08:09

Simulating space plasma heating with supercomputers…and in your cup of coffee

Week In Images

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 16:30

Our week through the lens:
8-12 January 2018

Sahara snow

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 captures rare snowfall in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara desert

Earth from Space

Fri, 12/01/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, Sentinel-2 takes us over snow-covered sand dunes in Algeria

Heavenly palace

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 08:42

Operations image of the week: A faint white streak shows China’s Tiangong-1 space station, spotted in orbit from the south of France

Life, as we know it

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 13:31

Technology image of the week: A sealed ecosystem to sustain astronauts on future space expeditions

Exploring alien worlds with lasers

Wed, 10/01/2018 - 09:54

In everyday life we look and touch things to find out what they are made of. A powerful scientific technique does the same using lasers – and in two years’ time it will fly in space for the first time. 

See-through metals

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 16:04

Astronauts on the International Space Station have begun running an experiment that could shine new light on how metal alloys are formed.

How humanity has mastered metallurgy is synonymous with progress, with historians labelling periods such as the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. 

Columbus stripped

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 15:30

Human spaceflight and exploration image of the week: Europe’s Columbus laboratory before installing the research facilities

A Sun a day

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 07:52

Space Science Image of the Week: The changing face of our Sun in 2017, as seen through the eyes of Proba-2

In the pink

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 13:15

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Columbus laboratory at night

New year fireworks

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 09:22

Space Science Image of the Week: A galaxy with a bright head and star-studded tail resembles a skyrocket firework blazing through the sky

2018 preview

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 09:15

Take a look at what's coming up for the European Space Agency this year