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Fireworks of blue lightning and gamma rays above thunderclouds

ESA Top News - Tue, 09/04/2019 - 12:20

After only one year in space, the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) on the International Space Station has given researchers a new understanding of how lightning is created, and how thunderstorms can affect the atmosphere and the climate.

Wisps Surrounding the Horsehead Nebula

APOD - Tue, 09/04/2019 - 12:00

The famous Horsehead Nebula in Orion is not alone.  The famous Horsehead Nebula in Orion is not alone.


European quantum communications network takes shape

ESA Top News - Tue, 09/04/2019 - 10:30

Today’s interconnected world is ever more vulnerable to cyberattacks, emphasising the importance of secure encryption to protect Europe’s critical infrastructure and communications. An agreement forged today between the European Commission and the European Space Agency marks the first steps towards creating a highly secure, pan-European quantum communication infrastructure.

ESA Impact 2019

ESA Top News - Tue, 09/04/2019 - 08:55

Quarter 1 is now online. Browse the stunning images and videos of our activities so far this year

Glaciers lose nine trillion tonnes of ice in half a century

ESA Top News - Mon, 08/04/2019 - 16:10

When we think of climate change, one of the first things to come to mind is melting polar ice. However, ice loss isn’t just restricted to the polar regions. According to research published today, glaciers around the world have lost well over 9000 gigatonnes (nine trillion tonnes) of ice since 1961, raising sea level by 27 mm.

Devil in the detail

ESA Top News - Mon, 08/04/2019 - 12:30

Space Science Image of the Week: ExoMars orbiter captures the details of intense dust devil activity on Mars

Staying fit in space

ESA Top News - Mon, 08/04/2019 - 10:10

ESA's exercise team lead shares how astronauts maintain their muscles in space

Space Station Silhouette on the Moon

APOD - Mon, 08/04/2019 - 10:00

What's that unusual spot on the Moon? What's that unusual spot on the Moon?


Stargazing technology used to spot cancer

ESA Top News - Mon, 08/04/2019 - 09:00

An X-ray machine which uses space technology to generate crystal clear images that doctors can use to detect the early signs of cancer has been prioritised for €1.2m of funding by the European Space Agency and the UK Space Agency.

Martian soil detox could lead to new medicines

ESA Top News - Mon, 08/04/2019 - 07:40

Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of humankind’s major long-term health challenges. Now research into helping humans live on Mars could help address this looming problem.

Astronaut Kicks Lunar Field Goal

APOD - Sun, 07/04/2019 - 08:00

Score three points for NASA.  Score three points for NASA.


Markarian's Chain of Galaxies

APOD - Sat, 06/04/2019 - 06:00

Across the heart of the Across the heart of the


3D 67P

APOD - Fri, 05/04/2019 - 17:00

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Music for space

ESA Top News - Fri, 05/04/2019 - 16:10

Music has long been known to affect people’s mood. A certain tune can lift you up or bring you to tears, make you focus, relax or even run faster. Now a study is investigating how the power of music may improve human performance in one of the most stressful and alien environments we know – space.

Staying healthy in space

ESA Top News - Fri, 05/04/2019 - 14:54

How ESA's space medicine experts equip astronauts with the knowledge they need for spaceflight

Space-enabled mobile laboratory ready for medical emergencies

ESA Top News - Fri, 05/04/2019 - 14:03

A laboratory that enables first responders to combat biological hazards and infectious diseases rapidly and safely has demonstrated its strengths during a simulated biological incident conducted in Belgium.

ExoMars carrier module prepares for final pre-launch testing

ESA Top News - Fri, 05/04/2019 - 14:00

The module that will carry the ExoMars rover and surface science platform from Earth to Mars has arrived in Italy for final integration preparations.

Breathe easier

ESA Top News - Fri, 05/04/2019 - 14:00

For UN World Health Day, we look at how monitoring air quality can help with health and wellbeing

Preserving heritage data at ESA

ESA Top News - Fri, 05/04/2019 - 11:30

Why is archiving and curating heritage satellite data so fundamentally important? How can heritage data from old satellites be used to compare with current findings?

Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition

ESA Top News - Fri, 05/04/2019 - 10:28

Engineers designing ESA’s Hera planetary defence mission to the Didymos asteroid pair are developing advanced technology to let the spacecraft steer itself through space, taking a similar approach to self-driving cars.

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