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Rising seas

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 09:50

Information from satellites not only shows that our seas are rising, but that the rate of rise is accelerating

To infinity and beyond

Mon, 24/09/2018 - 07:50

Space Science Image of the Week: Twisted riddle at the Galactic Centre discovered by Herschel

Passion for space?

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 15:20

Share your passion for space and organise your own European Space Talk for November 2018

Talking sea-level

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 14:30

Scientists from all over the world are meeting in the Azores to talk about satellite altimeters and sea-level rise. Watch the opening session live on 24 September at 08:55 GMT (10:55 CEST)

Week in images

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 13:30

Our week through the lens:
17 - 21 September 2018

Three Earth Explorer ideas selected

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 10:40

As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, three new ideas have been chosen to compete as the tenth Earth Explorer mission.

Earth from Space

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 08:05

In this week's edition, discover the largest island of the Azores: São Miguel

São Miguel

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 08:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over São Miguel in the Azores

Recent tectonics on Mars

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 09:00

These prominent trenches were formed by faults that pulled the planet’s surface apart less than 10 million years ago.

Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 17:00

ESA’s star mapping mission, Gaia, has shown our Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that set millions of stars moving like ripples on a pond.

Space street art

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 12:00

Technology image of the week: Graffiti without Gravity winner Shane Sutton decorates a test facility at ESA’s technical heart

Going off-road in the search for dark skies

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 08:47

An out-of-this-world mobile observatory, developed in collaboration with Nissan Design Europe in London, UK, was unveiled at the 2018 Hannover Motor Show this week, proving that the sky is never the limit.

ExoMars highlights radiation risk for Mars astronauts, and watches as dust storm subsides

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 07:00

Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their career during the journey itself to and from the Red Planet, according to data from the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter being presented at the European Planetary Science Congress, EPSC, in Berlin, Germany, this week.

Orion’s first Service Module integration complete

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 14:35

Last week at the Airbus integration hall in Bremen, Germany, technicians installed the last radiator on the European Service Module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft marking the module’s finished integration.

ESA’s European service module will provide power, water, air and electricity to NASA’s Orion exploration spacecraft that will eventually fly beyond the Moon with astronauts. The European Service Module is now complete for Orion’s first mission that will do a lunar fly-by without astronauts to demonstrate the spacecraft’s capabilities.

Banking on exploration

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 08:43

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Field trip to the Dolomites for week two of the Pangaea geology training course

ESA opens its doors

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 10:13

Register now for European Researchers Night at ESA

Frosted crater

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 07:00

Space Science Image of the Week: Bright carbon dioxide ice clings to the walls of a crater in the south polar region of Mars

Copernicus Sentinel maps Florence hurricane flood

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 19:40

Making landfall in the US state of North Carolina on 14 September, Hurricane Florence is causing widespread damage and flooding. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission is being used to map affected areas.

New kid on the block picks up relay for ozone

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 14:34

For more than 20 years, changes in ozone over Antarctica have been carefully monitored by a succession of European satellites. This important long-term record is now being added to by the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission, which is dedicated to atmospheric monitoring.

Aeolus timelapse

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 12:00

A look back on preparations for the 22 August liftoff of ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite