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On the Beach with Mars

APOD - Fri, 14/06/2019 - 13:00

At the end of last year's northern summer, after its dazzling At the end of last year's northern summer, after its dazzling


Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 14/06/2019 - 09:05

In this week's edition, we explore part of the island of Bali in Indonesia

East Bali

ESA Top News - Fri, 14/06/2019 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over east Bali in Indonesia

The Planet and the Pipe

APOD - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 11:00

Now posing against our galaxy's rich starfields and nebulae, brilliant Now posing against our galaxy's rich starfields and nebulae, brilliant


ESA Impact June

ESA Top News - Thu, 13/06/2019 - 08:20

This special edition of ESA Impact brings you spectacular images of Earth, Mars, black holes and Luca Parmitano. Browse the slide-out texts and videos for insights.

Mapping our global human footprint

ESA Top News - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 15:00

The number of people flocking to cities in search of employment and better prospects is growing at an unprecedented rate. By 2050, the global population is estimated to reach nine billion, 70% of which will be living in urban areas. The World Settlement Footprint 2015 (WSF-2015) is the first map, using mass collections of radar and optical satellite imagery, to provide a global overview of the world’s human settlements.

SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system

ESA Top News - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 10:20

As of yesterday, 11 June 2019, measurements from ESA’s SMOS mission are being fully integrated into ECMWF’s forecasting system, allowing for a more accurate description of water content in soil.

City by the mountains

ESA Top News - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 09:10

Technology image of the week: Populous Santiago in Chile, set to host the next UN Climate Change Conference, viewed by ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite

Messier 63: The Sunflower Galaxy

APOD - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 09:00

A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky,


ESA wants to hear your space dreams

ESA Top News - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 09:00

What is your vision for the future of space? As ESA prepares its programmes for upcoming years, we want to hear what your space dreams are. What exciting things should we be working on – and what activities will make the most difference to life on Earth? A new competition called My Space Dream gives you the chance to tell us what to do next, and win some great prizes.

#myspacedream

ESA Top News - Wed, 12/06/2019 - 09:00

Ahead of the Space19+ summit, we want to hear your dream for space in a new, out-of-this-world campaign

Science from the Space Station

ESA Top News - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 15:56

In the age of social media, no new experience goes undocumented. On Earth, we fill our camera rolls with weekends away, social events and time spent with family and friends. But just imagine how many photos you might take if you lived and worked in space.

City smarts

ESA Top News - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 15:20

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Astronaut photos from space help cities get smarter

Hera asteroid mission’s brain to be radiation-hard and failure-proof

ESA Top News - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 09:17

At the heart of ESA’s Hera mission to the double Didymos asteroids will be an onboard computer intended to be failure-proof.

The Interstellar Clouds of Orion

APOD - Tue, 11/06/2019 - 07:00

The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row. The constellation of Orion is much more than three stars in a row.


SEIS: Listening for Marsquakes

APOD - Mon, 10/06/2019 - 18:00

If you put your ear to Mars, what would you hear? If you put your ear to Mars, what would you hear?


Samantha dives back into operations

ESA Top News - Mon, 10/06/2019 - 13:32

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will swap her spacesuit for dive gear this month as commander of a 10-day international research and exploration mission to the Atlantic Ocean floor.

How satellites can improve the health of city dwellers

ESA Top News - Mon, 10/06/2019 - 11:56

Most people get a health boost from exercise. But for those with heart disease or a lung condition such as asthma, exercising during periods of high urban air pollution can exacerbate rather than improve their condition.

Taking electronic dance music out of this world

ESA Top News - Mon, 10/06/2019 - 11:44

On Friday 7 June, ESA began a three-day starring role at the World Club Dome electronic dance music festival. Billed as the Space Edition, this event is the latest stage of an 18-month partnership with BigCityBeats, the company behind the show. This year’s festival featured Armin van Buuren, Jason Derulo, Steve Aoki and David Guetta among its star performers – as well as a 28-m high model of an Ariane 5, which dominated the main stage.

Iconic spiral

ESA Top News - Mon, 10/06/2019 - 09:30

Space Science Image of the Week: This image from Hubble showcases a stunning spiral galaxy
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