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Prize space photos

ESA Top News - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 13:50

Photographer Gregor Sailer has been awarded at the European Architectural Prize 2017 for his depictions of space infrastructure

JWST: Ghosts and Mirrors

APOD - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 12:00

 Ghosts and Mirrors JWST: Ghosts and Mirrors


Rome

ESA Top News - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Rome and its surroundings, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Satellites shed new light on earthquakes

ESA Top News - Fri, 24/03/2017 - 08:45

Satellite radar scans of last year’s earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way we are thinking about earthquake hazards in regions where our planet’s tectonic plates meet.

Spacewalk live

ESA Top News - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 17:27

Watch live from Friday 10:30 GMT (11:30 CET) as Thomas Pesquet and Shane Kimbrough leave the International Space Station on a spacewalk

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 12:20

Join us Friday, 24 March, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme.

Phases of Venus

APOD - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 10:00

Phases of Venus Phases of Venus


Surviving the long dark night of the Moon

ESA Top News - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 08:36

Designers of future Moon missions and bases have to contend with a chilling challenge: how might their creations endure the fortnight-long lunar night? ESA has arrived at a low-cost way of surviving.

1970s space control

ESA Top News - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 17:05

Operations image of the week: Engineers working in ESA’s control room in 1978

3D printing for Mars

ESA Top News - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 12:05

Technology image of the week: these small structures have been 3D printed out of simulated Mars dust

Watching water

ESA Top News - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:15

World Water Day reminds us of the need to treat and reuse wastewater. Satellites like Sentinel-2 provide key information on water quality

Spider senses

ESA Top News - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:05

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Testing virtual reality hardware for International Space Station experiments

Mimas in Saturnlight

APOD - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 08:00

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


Measuring magnetism

ESA Top News - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 16:30

Thanks to the Swarm satellite trio, the most detailed magnetic map yet from space of Earth's rigid outer layer has been released

Collapsing cliff reveals comet’s interior

ESA Top News - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 15:30

Rosetta scientists have made the first compelling link between an outburst of dust and gas and the collapse of a prominent cliff, which also exposed the pristine, icy interior of the comet.  

30 years of deforestation

ESA Top News - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 14:20

While the world marks the International Day of Forests, satellites continue to monitor the long-term effects of human activities on our planet’s precious resources

Unravelling Earth’s magnetic field

ESA Top News - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 10:00

ESA’s Swarm satellites are seeing fine details in one of the most difficult layers of Earth’s magnetic field to unpick – as well as our planet’s magnetic history imprinted on Earth’s crust.

The Cone Nebula from Hubble

APOD - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 06:00

Stars are forming in the gigantic dust pillar called the Cone Nebula. Stars are forming in the gigantic dust pillar called the Cone Nebula.


To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond

ESA Top News - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 16:20

After the relative quiet of the long dark winter months, the Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers descend on this harsh, yet fragile environment. Their aim is not to disturb its beauty, but to join forces in an all-out effort to measure ice on land and sea.

Glitter helps to monitor ocean waves

ESA Top News - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 13:52

The notion of glitter might appear as somewhat frivolous, but scientists are using Sun glitter in images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to map the motion of the sea surface.

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