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Earth from space

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 10:05

In this week's edition, discover southeast Namibia and the edge of the Kalahari Desert with Sentinel-2

Mars Express views moons set against Saturn's rings

Thu, 01/03/2018 - 11:00

New images and video from ESA’s Mars Express show Phobos and Deimos drifting in front of Saturn and background stars, revealing more about the positioning and surfaces of the Red Planet’s mysterious moons.

Snowbound Italy

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 16:50

Italy is usually associated with relatively warm weather, but this week it has fallen victim to the Beast from the East

Snowy Europe

Tue, 27/02/2018 - 13:55

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The wintry beauty of the Alps from the International Space Station

Magnetic Sun

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 09:20

Space Science Image of the Week: SOHO’s snaps reveal the Sun’s magnetic cycle

Week In Images

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 15:30

Our week through the lens:
19-23 February 2018

Bering Strait

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-1 radar vision over the Bering Strait, which connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans between Russia and Alaska

Earth from Space

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 10:05

Offering radar vision, Sentinel-1 takes us over the Bering Strait, where the sea ice is particularly low this winter

Swarm trio becomes a quartet

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 14:09

With the aim of making the best possible use of existing satellites, ESA and Canada have made a deal that turns Swarm into a four-satellite mission to shed even more light on space weather and features such as the aurora borealis.


Thu, 22/02/2018 - 10:47

Operations image of the week: A large radio dish at Goonhilly, UK, once used for TV broadcasts, will communicate with deep-space craft

Goonhilly goes deep space

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 08:00

Until now, if you’re an entrepreneur planning future missions beyond Earth, you’d have to ask a big space agency to borrow their deep-space antennas. Now, thanks to the UK’s county of Cornwall and ESA, you’ll have a commercial option, too.

Carbon cycle

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 15:01

Discover how satellites and ESA are helping to improve our understanding of the carbon cycle and its role in climate change

Waterbeds simulate weightlessness to help Skinsuits combat back pain in space

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 11:15

Astronauts tend to become taller in weightlessness – causing back pain and making it difficult to fit into spacesuits. Astronauts may be more likely to suffer from ‘slipped discs’ after landing.

Surfing complete

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 11:00

Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA’s ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane.


Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:15

Technology image of the week: what looks like a mushroom cloud turned sideways is actually a bullet piercing a spacecraft shield

White space science

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 16:55

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Far from home and under stress – using Antarctica for space exploration

Ensuring fresh air for all

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 07:20

A start-up company from an ESA business incubator is offering affordable air-quality monitors for homes, schools and businesses using technology it developed for the International Space Station.


Mon, 19/02/2018 - 10:45

Space Science Image of the Week: These enticing peaks in the outer Solar System would challenge even skilled Olympic skiers

Croatia signs Cooperation Agreement

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 10:31

The Republic of Croatia signed a Cooperation Agreement with ESA on 19 February 2018. This agreement will allow Croatia and ESA to create the framework for a more intensive and concrete cooperation related to ESA programmes and activities.

Week In Images

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 15:10

Our week through the lens:
12-16 February 2018