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Jupiter arm out

ESA Top News - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 13:20

Technology image of the week: Extending a 10.5-m long magnetometer boom held up by balloons for ESA’s Jupiter mission at the Agency’s Netherlands-based Test Centre

Copernicus Sentinel-1 maps floods in wake of Idai

ESA Top News - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 11:40

As millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggle to cope with the aftermath of what could be the southern hemisphere’s worst storm, Copernicus Sentinel-1 is one of the satellite missions being used to map flooded areas to help relief efforts.

Perseverance Valley Panorama

APOD - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 10:00

Mars exploration rover Mars exploration rover


Taking gravity from strength to strength

ESA Top News - Wed, 20/03/2019 - 08:09

Ten years ago, ESA launched one of its most innovative satellites. GOCE spent four years measuring a fundamental force of nature: gravity. This extraordinary mission not only yielded new insights into our gravity field, but led to some amazing discoveries about our planet, from deep below the surface to high up in the atmosphere and beyond. And, this remarkable mission continues to realise new science today.

BioRock and roll

ESA Top News - Tue, 19/03/2019 - 16:15

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Microbial experiment ‘dry run’ yields gorgeous results

Saturn at equinox

ESA Top News - Tue, 19/03/2019 - 08:30

Space Science Image of the Week: Earth’s annual March equinox occurs this week, but this outer Solar System equivalent only takes place once every 15 years

Highlights of the North Spring Sky

APOD - Tue, 19/03/2019 - 08:00

Highlights of the North Spring Sky Highlights of the North Spring Sky


ESA’s Hera asteroid mission borrows eyes of NASA’s Dawn

ESA Top News - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 10:17

The mission to the smallest asteroid ever explored will employ the same main camera as the mission to the largest asteroids of all. ESA’s proposed Hera spacecraft to the Didymos asteroid pair has inherited its main imager from NASA’s Dawn mission to the Vesta and Ceres asteroids.

Touchdown on Asteroid Ryugu

APOD - Mon, 18/03/2019 - 06:00

Last month, humanity bounced a robot off an asteroid. Last month, humanity bounced a robot off an asteroid.


The Central Magnetic Field of the Cigar Galaxy

APOD - Sun, 17/03/2019 - 16:00

Are galaxies giant magnets? Are galaxies giant magnets?


Moonrise Through Mauna Keas Shadow

APOD - Sat, 16/03/2019 - 14:00

Moonrise Through Mauna Keas Shadow Moonrise Through Mauna Keas Shadow


Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 15/03/2019 - 14:25

Our week through the lens:
11 - 15 March 2019

Crescent Enceladus

APOD - Fri, 15/03/2019 - 12:00

Peering from the shadows, the Peering from the shadows, the


Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 15/03/2019 - 09:05

In this week's edition, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Kenya’s capital, Nairobi

Nairobi

ESA Top News - Fri, 15/03/2019 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Copernicus Sentinel-2 view over Kenya’s capital

Bering in dire straits

ESA Top News - Thu, 14/03/2019 - 15:00

The Bering Strait is usually covered by sea ice at this time of the year, but the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission shows a different story

Insight in sight

ESA Top News - Thu, 14/03/2019 - 14:00

ExoMars orbiter spots InSight lander on Mars

ESA greenlight for UK's air-breathing rocket engine

ESA Top News - Thu, 14/03/2019 - 12:24

The development programme of the world’s first air-breathing rocket engine has taken an additional significant step forward, which will lead to major testing milestones being undertaken within the next 18 months.  

Sentinels monitor converging ice cracks

ESA Top News - Thu, 14/03/2019 - 11:00

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission shows how cracks cutting across Antarctica’s Brunt ice shelf are on course to truncate the shelf and release an iceberg about the size of Greater London – it’s just a matter of time.

Stardust and Starlight in M78

APOD - Thu, 14/03/2019 - 10:00

Stardust and Starlight in M78 Stardust and Starlight in M78


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