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Hipster hair

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 11:20

Operations image of the week: Long before #MohawkGuy, ESA’s mission control had #HipsterHair

Close encounters of the stellar kind

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 09:00

The movements of more than 300 000 stars surveyed by ESA’s Gaia satellite reveal that rare close encounters with our Sun might disturb the cloud of comets at the far reaches of our Solar System, sending some towards Earth in the distant future.

Space-inspired Star Storm to premiere next month

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 15:00

Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September.

A slice of Hubble

Wed, 30/08/2017 - 13:45

Technology image of the week: Hardware that has been to space and back will be on show during ESA’s 8 October Open Day in the Netherlands

Heavy but fast

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 11:30

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: A particle accelerator recreates cosmic radiation

Cloud-free view

Tue, 29/08/2017 - 08:25

Automatically stitching together multiple images from Sentinel-2, Austrian company EOX gives us an unobstructed view of Earth

Managing water

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 09:30

As international experts convene in Stockholm for World Water Week, discover how satellites help to manage this precious resource for irrigation

Cassini closes in

Mon, 28/08/2017 - 08:50

Space Science Image of the Week: Cassini is making its final dives between Saturn and its rings before the mission’s grand finale next month

Watching Harvey

Fri, 25/08/2017 - 15:15

Sentinel-3A takes Hurricane Harvey’s temperature as the storm gains strength and moves towards Texas

Big dishes band together

Fri, 25/08/2017 - 13:35

Earlier this month, radio dishes from three deep-space networks combined to catch faint ‘survival’ whispers from one of ESA’s Mars orbiters, underlining the value of international collaboration for exploring the Red Planet.

Week in Images

Fri, 25/08/2017 - 13:30

Our week through the lens:
21-25 August 2017

Granting weightless wishes

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 14:19

ESA this week helped to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to experience weightlessness and lunar gravity on aircraft flights. 

ESA and Chinese astronauts train together

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 13:53

ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China’s coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with China and ESA astronauts to fly on China’s space station.

I see you

Thu, 24/08/2017 - 08:10

Operations image of the week: During the first open day at ESA’s centre in Germany in 1974, one young visitor kept his eye on the camera while crowds mobbed the main control room

Burn scars

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 11:00

Sentinel-2 shows blazes and dramatic burn scars from wildfires in Greece

Time for the Moon

Wed, 23/08/2017 - 10:00

Technology image of the week: This crew of Polish ‘astronauts’ are testing altered perceptions of time during a two-week simulated stay on the Moon

Sea survival training

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 13:50

ESA astronauts Matthias Maurer and Samantha Cristoforetti participate in Chinese sea survival training

Return of the Sun

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 13:25

Human spaceflight and robotic operations image of the week: Sun returns after four months of darkness in Antarctica

Solar spectacular seen from Earth and space

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 09:00

While ground-based observers experienced the awe-inspiring view of a total solar eclipse yesterday, astronauts aboard the International Space Station, and our Sun-watching satellites, enjoyed unique perspectives of this spectacular sight from space.

Solar spectacular

Tue, 22/08/2017 - 08:25

Images from Earth and space as 21 August’s solar eclipse swept over the globe