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Teenage Earth observer

ESA Top News - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 08:45

Technology image of the week: more than 16 years old and still growing strong, the Proba-1 microsatellite takes a look at Guam

Moon, Mars, Station

ESA Top News - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 08:40

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Moon and Mars seen from the International Space Station

Looming iceberg

ESA Top News - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 08:30

A huge iceberg drifted perilously close to the west Greenland coast causing fears that if it breaks up, waves could swamp the village of Innaarsuit

Centaurus A

APOD - Wed, 18/07/2018 - 08:00

Only 11 million light-years away, Only 11 million light-years away,


From an almost perfect Universe to the best of both worlds

ESA Top News - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 14:00

It was 21 March 2013. The world’s scientific press had either gathered in ESA’s Paris headquarters or logged in online, along with a multitude of scientists around the globe, to witness the moment when ESA’s Planck mission revealed its ‘image’ of the cosmos. This image was taken not with visible light but with microwaves.

Symbiotic R Aquarii

APOD - Tue, 17/07/2018 - 06:00

You can see it change in brightness with just binoculars over the course of a year. You can see it change in brightness with just binoculars over the course of a year.


Noctilucent Clouds over Paris Fireworks

APOD - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 17:00

It's northern noctilucent cloud season -- perhaps a time to celebrate! It's northern noctilucent cloud season -- perhaps a time to celebrate!


Test success

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 17:00

Watch the hot firing of the P120C solid rocket motor at Europe’s Spaceport, proving its flight-worthiness for use on Vega-C next year and on Ariane 6 from 2020

Hot firing proves solid rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 15:00

Today's hot firing of the P120C solid-propellant motor at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana proves its flight-worthiness for use on Vega-C next year and on Ariane 6 from 2020.

ESA at FIA 2018

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 12:50

Monday 1 July

Galaxies galore

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 11:25

Space Science Image of the Week: It may look like noise or static, but every single point in this image is a galaxy seen by ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory

Americas to Africa

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 10:25

A timelapse flight from the International Space Station taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst

Road to Mars

APOD - Sun, 15/07/2018 - 15:00

What's that light at the end of the road? What's that light at the end of the road?


The Extraordinary Spiral in LL Pegasi

APOD - Sat, 14/07/2018 - 13:00

What created the strange spiral structure on the upper left?  What created the strange spiral structure on the upper left?


Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 14:31

Our week through the lens:
9 - 13 July 2018

A Northern Summer's Night

APOD - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 11:00

Near a summer's midnight a mist haunts the river bank in this Near a summer's midnight a mist haunts the river bank in this


Europe’s next Galileo satellites in place atop Ariane 5

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 09:42

Europe’s next Galileo satellites have been put in place on top of the Ariane 5 launcher due to lift them from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Wednesday 25 July.

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 09:05

In this week's edition, Sentinel-3 takes us over eastern China

Shanghai

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 view over eastern China and the city of Shanghai

FIA 2018

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 08:30

ESA at the Farnborough International Airshow on 16–20 July in the Space Zone in Hall 1
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