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Talking sea-level

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 14:30

Scientists from all over the world are meeting in the Azores to talk about satellite altimeters and sea-level rise. Watch the opening session live on 24 September at 08:55 GMT (10:55 CEST)

Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 13:30

Our week through the lens:
17 - 21 September 2018

Three Earth Explorer ideas selected

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 10:40

As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, three new ideas have been chosen to compete as the tenth Earth Explorer mission.

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 08:05

In this week's edition, discover the largest island of the Azores: São Miguel

São Miguel

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 08:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over São Miguel in the Azores

Ice Halos at Yellowknife

APOD - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 15:00

Ice Halos at Yellowknife Ice Halos at Yellowknife


Recent tectonics on Mars

ESA Top News - Thu, 20/09/2018 - 09:00

These prominent trenches were formed by faults that pulled the planet’s surface apart less than 10 million years ago.

Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life

ESA Top News - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 17:00

ESA’s star mapping mission, Gaia, has shown our Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that set millions of stars moving like ripples on a pond.

Comet, Clusters, and Nebulae

APOD - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 13:00

Bright enough for binocular viewing Bright enough for binocular viewing


Space street art

ESA Top News - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 12:00

Technology image of the week: Graffiti without Gravity winner Shane Sutton decorates a test facility at ESA’s technical heart

Going off-road in the search for dark skies

ESA Top News - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 08:47

An out-of-this-world mobile observatory, developed in collaboration with Nissan Design Europe in London, UK, was unveiled at the 2018 Hannover Motor Show this week, proving that the sky is never the limit.

ExoMars highlights radiation risk for Mars astronauts, and watches as dust storm subsides

ESA Top News - Wed, 19/09/2018 - 07:00

Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their career during the journey itself to and from the Red Planet, according to data from the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter being presented at the European Planetary Science Congress, EPSC, in Berlin, Germany, this week.

Orion’s first Service Module integration complete

ESA Top News - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 14:35

Last week at the Airbus integration hall in Bremen, Germany, technicians installed the last radiator on the European Service Module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft marking the module’s finished integration.

ESA’s European service module will provide power, water, air and electricity to NASA’s Orion exploration spacecraft that will eventually fly beyond the Moon with astronauts. The European Service Module is now complete for Orion’s first mission that will do a lunar fly-by without astronauts to demonstrate the spacecraft’s capabilities.

Lunations

APOD - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 11:00

Our Moon's appearance changes nightly.  Our Moon's appearance changes nightly.


Banking on exploration

ESA Top News - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 08:43

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Field trip to the Dolomites for week two of the Pangaea geology training course

ESA opens its doors

ESA Top News - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 10:13

Register now for European Researchers Night at ESA

Milky Way over Trolls Tongue

APOD - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 09:00

You have to take a You have to take a


Frosted crater

ESA Top News - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 07:00

Space Science Image of the Week: Bright carbon dioxide ice clings to the walls of a crater in the south polar region of Mars

Curiosity Vista from Vera Rubin Ridge

APOD - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 07:00

If you could stand on Mars -- what might you see? If you could stand on Mars -- what might you see?


Copernicus Sentinel maps Florence hurricane flood

ESA Top News - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 19:40

Making landfall in the US state of North Carolina on 14 September, Hurricane Florence is causing widespread damage and flooding. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission is being used to map affected areas.

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