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Before the eclipse

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 09:15

The Sun as seen by SOHO and Proba-2 as astronomers prepare for today’s total solar eclipse

Week in Images

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
14 - 18 August 2017

Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payouts

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 12:51

For the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so that farmers can benefit from speedy insurance payouts.

ESA’s Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses

Thu, 17/08/2017 - 10:07

Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday’s total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes – thanks to a pioneering ESA space mission.

Canned space

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 10:01

Technology image of the week: Europe’s largest vacuum chamber, used to test satellites before they fly

Circular formation

Tue, 15/08/2017 - 16:28

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Expedition 52/53 crew on the International Space Station

Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System

Tue, 15/08/2017 - 09:00

Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.

Space eclipse

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 08:24

Space Science Image of the Week: Get ready for the total solar eclipse next week

Sweltering south

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 14:30

Southern Europe is in the grip of a heatwave, fuelling wildfires and water shortages. Information from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite has been used to map the sweltering heat across the region

Week in Images

Fri, 11/08/2017 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
7 - 11 August 2017

Greenland wildfire

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 14:51

Greenland is usually associated with ice and snow, but over the last couple of weeks a wildfire, captured here by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, has been raging in the western part of the country

Preserving the stress of volcanic uprise on Mars

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 10:00

An ancient mountain range on Mars preserves a complex volcanic and tectonic past imprinted with signs of water and ice interactions. 

Tanks for the lift

Thu, 10/08/2017 - 08:34

Human spaceflight image of the week: Propellant tanks that will fuel NASA’s Space Launch System deep-space rocket are ready for testing

Approaching Asteroid

Wed, 09/08/2017 - 14:51

Operations image of the week: an international campaign has revealed that an asteroid will come within 43 000 km of our planet in October, providing a rare opportunity for intensive studies

Box of life

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 10:45

Technology image of the week: This pioneering microbiology life-support experiment flew in space 30 years ago this week

Summer fireworks

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 08:40

Space Science Image of the Week: Rosetta captured views of the comet during its most active phase two years ago

Week in Images

Fri, 04/08/2017 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
31 July - 4 August 2017

Paolo and Mares

Thu, 03/08/2017 - 13:11

Human spaceflight image of the week: ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli tests his muscles

Nanobot's giant leap

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:29

Technology image of the week: This highly mobile jumping Nanobot is designed to make a profit on the Moon

Vega lofts two satellites on second launch this year

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 04:38

This morning Arianespace launched a Vega rocket carrying two Earth observation satellites for Italy, France and Israel encased in Vega’s lighter protective fairing.