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Cold Turkey

ESA Top News - Thu, 10/01/2019 - 17:20

While snow continues to cause chaos in Austria and Germany, the cold snap has also reached Turkey as shown in this Copernicus Sentinel-3 image

Martian chronicles

ESA Top News - Thu, 10/01/2019 - 11:55

Stunning scenes captured by Mars Express during its 15 years imaging the Red Planet

Galilean Moons

ESA Top News - Thu, 10/01/2019 - 08:38

Galileo found Jupiter's four biggest moons 409 years ago. Take a closer look at his discovery with the new collection in the ESAshop and get a cosmic deal.

Ultima Thule Rotation Gif

APOD - Thu, 10/01/2019 - 07:00

Ultima Thule Rotation Gif Ultima Thule Rotation Gif


XMM-Newton captures final cries of star shredded by black hole

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/01/2019 - 23:15

Astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory have studied a black hole devouring a star and discovered an exceptionally bright and stable signal that allowed them to determine the black hole’s spin rate.   

Gaia reveals how Sun-like stars turn solid after their demise

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/01/2019 - 19:00

Data captured by ESA’s galaxy-mapping spacecraft Gaia has revealed for the first time how white dwarfs, the dead remnants of stars like our Sun, turn into solid spheres as the hot gas inside them cools down.

Ultima and Thule

APOD - Wed, 09/01/2019 - 18:00

On January 1 On January 1


The desert that ate a sea

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/01/2019 - 12:10

Technology image of the week: ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite views efforts to stabilise a newly formed desert and salvage the shrinking Aral Sea

Cool running

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/01/2019 - 11:57

Operations image of the week: New cryogenically cooled hardware promises to improve data return from ESA's current and future deep-space missions

World-first chameleon satellite leaving native British shores

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/01/2019 - 08:26

The last component of British-built chameleon satellite, Eutelsat Quantum, is getting ready to leave home for good.

The Orion Nebula in Infrared from WISE

APOD - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 17:00

The Great Nebula in Orion is an intriguing place.  The Great Nebula in Orion is an intriguing place.


Storm hunter in action

ESA Top News - Tue, 08/01/2019 - 15:32

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A typical day for electrical thunderstorm observer

Galactic neighbour

ESA Top News - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 17:24

This Hubble image is the most detailed view ever of the Triangulum Galaxy, a close neighbour of the Milky Way

The Sombrero Galaxy in Infrared

APOD - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 15:00

This floating ring is the size of a galaxy. This floating ring is the size of a galaxy.


CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system

ESA Top News - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 13:13

When ESA’s planned Hera mission journeys to its target binary asteroid system, it will not be alone. The spacecraft will carry two tiny CubeSats for deployment around – and eventual landing on – the Didymos asteroids. Each companion spacecraft will be small enough to fit inside a briefcase, as compared to the desk-sized Hera.

Space sparkle

ESA Top News - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:25

Space Science Image of the Week: The glowing remnants of stellar fireworks

The Witch Head Nebula

APOD - Sun, 06/01/2019 - 13:00

The Witch Head Nebula The Witch Head Nebula


The Galaxy Tree

APOD - Sat, 05/01/2019 - 11:00

First came the trees. First came the trees.


New Horizons at Ultima Thule

APOD - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 09:00

When we celebrate the start of 2019, on January 1 the When we celebrate the start of 2019, on January 1 the


NGC 1365: Majestic Island Universe

APOD - Thu, 03/01/2019 - 07:00

Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic


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