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The Red Rectangle Nebula from Hubble

APOD - Tue, 15/05/2018 - 13:00

How was the unusual Red Rectangle nebula created? How was the unusual Red Rectangle nebula created?


Our galaxy’s heart

ESA Top News - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 11:45

Space Science Image of the Week: A unique view of our galaxy

The Observable Universe

APOD - Mon, 14/05/2018 - 11:00

How far can you see? How far can you see?


The Unusual Boulder at Tychos Peak

APOD - Sun, 13/05/2018 - 09:00

Why is there a large boulder near the center of Tycho's peak? Why is there a large boulder near the center of Tycho's peak?


Meteors, Planes, and a Galaxy over Bryce Canyon

APOD - Sat, 12/05/2018 - 07:00

Sometimes land and sky are both busy and beautiful. Sometimes land and sky are both busy and beautiful.


Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
7 - 11 May 2018

Columbia Glacier

ESA Top News - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2B takes us over the Columbia Glacier, one of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, discover one of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world: the Columbia Glacier in Alaska

Stickney Crater

APOD - Fri, 11/05/2018 - 06:00

Stickney Crater, the largest crater on the martian moon Phobos, Stickney Crater, the largest crater on the martian moon Phobos,


The View Toward M101

APOD - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 17:00

Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last


ESA Planck team awarded prestigious prize

ESA Top News - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 12:00

The ESA Planck team has been honoured with the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize for its mission mapping the cosmic microwave background – relic radiation from the Big Bang that is still observable today.

InSight in sight

ESA Top News - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 11:15

Operations image of the week: ESA's New Norcia ground station in Australia followed NASA’s InSight launch last week and will support the mission’s Mars touchdown in November

Fly over Neukum crater

ESA Top News - Thu, 10/05/2018 - 10:50

Enjoy a flight over a fascinating impact crater on Mars

Moving home

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 16:08

BepiColombo gets settled in to its temporary home base at Europe’s Spaceport to prepare for launch to Mercury later this year

Opposite the Setting Sun

APOD - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 15:00

On April 30, a On April 30, a


Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:00

Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern Europe.

Earthquake-level testing

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:40

Technology image of the week: this 8 tonne data centre cooling system is subjected to simulated earthquake conditions in ESA's Test Centre

Satellite pair arrive for Galileo’s next rumble in the jungle

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 08:37

The next two satellites in Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system have arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, ahead of their planned launch from the jungle space base in July.

Soyuz revisited

ESA Top News - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 15:15

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen reunites with the Soyuz

Moon Halo over Stone Circle

APOD - Tue, 08/05/2018 - 13:00

Have you ever seen a halo around the Have you ever seen a halo around the


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