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Touch down: European module arrives at Kennedy Space Center

ESA Top News - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:53

After a 24-hour journey from Bremen, Germany with stops in Hamburg and Portsmouth, USA, the European Service Module landed yesterday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Europe’s third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit

ESA Top News - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 02:20

The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit.

Astronaut's glory

ESA Top News - Tue, 06/11/2018 - 16:33

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Optical phenomenon seen by ESA’s Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station

R Leporis: A Vampire's Star

APOD - Tue, 06/11/2018 - 16:00

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Watch MetOp-C launch

ESA Top News - Tue, 06/11/2018 - 14:58

Follow the launch of the latest MetOp weather satellite from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. Liftoff is set for 7 November at 00:47 GMT (01:47 CET). Streaming from Arianespace starts at 01:27 CET

What is space weather?

ESA Top News - Tue, 06/11/2018 - 13:04

Our star dominates our Solar System, sending colossal amounts of energetic material in every direction, causing ever-changing ‘space weather’. Find out more in ESA's hot new infographic...

Orionids Meteors over Inner Mongolia

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

Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion.  Meteors have been shooting out from the constellation of Orion.


MetOp-C ready for big day

ESA Top News - Mon, 05/11/2018 - 13:24

With liftoff set for 7 November, the latest MetOp weather satellite has been rolled out to the launch pad and positioned on the Soyuz rocket for its ride into space from French Guiana.

A call for the cold

ESA Top News - Mon, 05/11/2018 - 12:51

As the Northern hemisphere starts to feel the cold winter approaching, research stations in Antarctica are emerging from their long dark winter and awaiting the arrival of fresh supplies after living months in isolation.

A truly unique experience, ESA is calling medical research doctors to spend a year on the ice conducting researching into how humans adapt to living in extreme environments – as a stand-in to spaceflight. Do you have what it takes?

Lights on Uranus

ESA Top News - Mon, 05/11/2018 - 08:35

Space Science Image of the Week: Hubble's view of the most intense aurora ever seen on ice giant Uranus

ESA rocks space weather

ESA Top News - Mon, 05/11/2018 - 06:00

This week, to coincide with the fifteenth annual European Space Weather Week, ESA is celebrating the dynamic phenomenon of space weather. 

Shells of Stars in Elliptical Galaxy PGC 42871

APOD - Sun, 04/11/2018 - 12:00

How do galaxies grow? How do galaxies grow?


Ultraviolet Earth from an Observatory on the Moon

APOD - Sat, 03/11/2018 - 10:00

Which planet is this? Which planet is this?


Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 02/11/2018 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
29 October - 2 November 2018

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 02/11/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, discover the port city of Semarang on the north coast of Java, Indonesia

Semarang

ESA Top News - Fri, 02/11/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over the port city of Semarang in Indonesia

Airglow Borealis

APOD - Fri, 02/11/2018 - 08:00

Airglow Borealis Airglow Borealis


A home for the Flyeye

ESA Top News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:18

Operations image of the week: ESA’s plan to deploy a global network of asteroid-detecting telescopes gets closer to reality, as an agreement is signed with the Italian space agency to locate the first-ever Flyeye telescope in Sicily

IC 59 and IC 63 in Cassiopeia

APOD - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 06:00

These bright rims and flowing shapes look ghostly on a cosmic scale. These bright rims and flowing shapes look ghostly on a cosmic scale.


Galactic ghosts: Gaia uncovers major event in the formation of the Milky Way

ESA Top News - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 18:00

ESA’s Gaia mission has made a major breakthrough in unravelling the formation history of the Milky Way. 

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