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Earth from Space

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 10:05

With the Chinese calendar rolling over into a new year today, we take a look at a Sentinel-2 image of Beijing, the capital of China

Beijing

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 14:52

Earth observation image of the week: with the Chinese calendar rolling over into a new year today, the Sentinel-2 mission offers us a view of the country’s capital

Asteroid Day takes off

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 12:00

Replay: On 15 February, ESA specialists joined astronauts, scientists and international experts to kick off 2018 Asteroid Day activities

Meteor arrival

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 09:15

Five years ago, a small, previously unknown asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere at 66 000 km/h and exploded high above Chelyabinsk, Russia, with 20–30 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.

Space radiation on Earth

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 09:10

Operations image of the week: A new particle accelerator will help engineers protect astronauts and sensitive spacecraft electronics against destructive cosmic radiation

Island heart

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 10:45

For Valentine’s Day we bring you a satellite image of a little heart-shaped island in the Arabian Sea

Olympian view

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 09:55

Technology image of the week: ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite surveys the site of the Winter Olympics

From ESA with love

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 07:05

A heartwarming design now in the ESAshop

Survival flair

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 11:55

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano lights up the winter night for survival training

Diamond ring

Mon, 12/02/2018 - 09:45

Space Science Image of the Week: Last year’s total eclipse brought not only darkness to US observers but also this celestial jewellery

Week In Images

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 16:10

Our week through the lens:
5-9 February 2018

Winter games

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 12:25

Ready for the Winter Olympics? Sentinel-2 gives us a view from space of some of the event sites in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Atlantic ship tracks

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-3 takes us over the Atlantic Ocean close to Spain and Portugal where the sky features criss-cross tracks from ships

Earth from Space

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 10:05

In this edition, Sentinel-3 gives us a view over the Atlantic Ocean where the sky features criss-cross tracks from maritime vessels

Weightless club

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 17:51

Video: a rollercoaster ride with superstar DJs on Europe’s zero-gravity science aircraft

Future rovers

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 14:20

Operations image of the week: School students take part in a live simulation, commanding a virtual rover across a lunar landscape

Box of delights

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 14:00

Technology image of the week: a long-serving miniaturised space lab inside the space lab that is ESA’s Columbus module

All-in-one service for the Space Station

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 13:54

Quick access to space, high-speed data feed and a unique vantage point are the selling points of a new commercial venture on the International Space Station. Its name is Bartolomeo, and its versatile design allows for many mission types at competitive prices from next year. 

T–1

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 11:05

Human spaceflight and exploration image of the week: Columbus sits in Space Shuttle Atlantis, ready for launch

Watch the replay

Mon, 05/02/2018 - 12:00

Celebrating 10 years of Europe’s Columbus space lab and Automated Transfer Vehicle