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Thu, 31/01/2019 - 10:20

Operations image of the week: Our beloved Rosetta spacecraft is spending eternity on the surface of the Solar System's most famous comet, while its trusty engineering replica is living out retirement at ESA’s operations centre

Dark circle

Wed, 30/01/2019 - 15:55

Technology image of the week: a side view of Solar Orbiter – including its black, heat-proof high gain antenna to send scientific data back to Earth

Floating ice

Tue, 29/01/2019 - 16:00

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: An ICE Cubes commercial experiment cube on the International Space Station

P120C solid rocket motor tested for use on Vega-C

Tue, 29/01/2019 - 14:30

The first qualification model of the P120C solid-fuel motor, configured for Vega-C, was static fired yesterday on the test stand at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

Active galaxies point to new physics of cosmic expansion

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 16:00

Investigating the history of our cosmos with a large sample of distant ‘active’ galaxies observed by ESA’s XMM-Newton, a team of astronomers found there might be more to the early expansion of the Universe than predicted by the standard model of cosmology.

Daily Sun

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 09:00

Space Science Image of the Week: Look back at the activity of our Sun over the last year thanks to the continuous monitoring of Proba-2

Hidden by the Moon

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 15:05

Observations of lunar eclipse caught Moon passing in front of two stars

Week in images

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 14:11

Our week through the lens:
21 - 25 January 2019

Radiation for dummies

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 14:04

Meet Helga and Zohar, the dummies destined for a pioneering lunar flyby to help protect space travelers from cosmic rays and energetic solar storms.

These two female phantoms will occupy the passenger seats during Orion’s first mission around the Moon, going further than any human has flown before.

Beckoning Moon

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 11:13

Operations image of the week: The Moon seen rising over an antenna in the UK, soon to enter service as one of Europe's newest tracking stations to support missions to... the Moon

Lunar building block

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 13:20

Technology image of the week: this 1.5 tonne building block prototype was 3D printed using simulated Moon dust

Preparing astronaut lunar exploration

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 12:15

Developing the most efficient and safest way to return to the Moon starts on Earth. European astronauts and spacewalk experts are getting ready for the future of Moon exploration with electronic aids, upgraded geological tools from the Apollo era and improved scientific protocols.

Moving on the Moon

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 08:17

Europe is preparing to go forward to the Moon, but how will astronauts move once they get there? Despite the Apollo missions, little is known about what lunar gravity may mean for our bodies. ESA’s space medicine team is working to find out through a series of studies.

Winning ideas for 3D printing on the Moon

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 08:08

While studying lunar base concepts ESA ran a competition, asking: what would you 3D print on the Moon, to make it feel like home? Responses came from all across the globe, and now two winners have been selected, both with ideas linked to nature.

Your lunar eclipse

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 16:20

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The lunar eclipse at totality over Lake Maggiore

Lunar spotlight

Mon, 21/01/2019 - 08:25

Space Science Image of the Week: A rare light pillar beneath the Moon, seen from Earth's South Pole

Total lunar eclipse

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 16:19

How to watch and take pictures of Monday's total lunar eclipse

Compete in a lunar economy

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 15:50

Sign up to the Metalysis–ESA Grand Challenge worth €500 000 rewarding innovation that helps us to explore space.

Moon facts

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 15:20

10 things you might not know about the Moon

Week in images

Fri, 18/01/2019 - 14:29

Our week through the lens:
14 - 18 January 2019