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A Powerful Solar Flare

APOD - Sat, 08/09/2018 - 05:00

A Powerful Solar Flare A Powerful Solar Flare


Aerosol Earth

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

Aerosol Earth Aerosol Earth


Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 07/09/2018 - 13:30

Our week through the lens:
3 - 7 September 2018

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 07/09/2018 - 08:05

In this week's edition, Sentinel-3A takes us over the North Sea

North Sea bloom

ESA Top News - Fri, 07/09/2018 - 08:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-3 captures a significant algae bloom in the North Sea

Close Mars

APOD - Thu, 06/09/2018 - 15:00

Still bright in evening skies, Still bright in evening skies,


Solar power

ESA Top News - Thu, 06/09/2018 - 10:08

Operations image of the week: a soft Tuscan sunset hints at the presence of the powerful Sun beneath the horizon, a star that can affect satellites in orbit and critical civil infrastructure on Earth

Next stop – space

ESA Top News - Thu, 06/09/2018 - 09:20

Do you have a great idea for new space transportation services – to space, around space or returning? Send it in this week and create a commercial success with advice from ESA

Aeolus laser shines light on wind

ESA Top News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 15:50

Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August, this extraordinary satellite’s instrument has been turned on and is now emitting pulses of ultraviolet light from its laser, which is fundamental to measuring Earth’s wind. And, this remarkable mission has also already returned a tantalising glimpse of the data it will provide.

The NGC 6914 Complex

APOD - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 13:00

A study in contrasts, A study in contrasts,


Watch the skies

ESA Top News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 08:59

Technology image of the week: this fireball-detecting camera is mounted at the highest point of ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands

Emergency training

ESA Top News - Wed, 05/09/2018 - 08:58

Human and robotic spaceflight image of the week: Alexander Gerst during safety drill on the International Space Station

Nearby Cepheid Variable RS Pup

APOD - Tue, 04/09/2018 - 11:00

In the center is one of the most important stars on the sky. In the center is one of the most important stars on the sky.


Making space exploration real – on Earth

ESA Top News - Mon, 03/09/2018 - 13:39

You are on a rock speeding through space. On this rock called Earth every single mineral tells you something about planetary formation. This week astronauts and space engineers will unlock the mystery of those minerals as they start an ESA geology field training course to prepare for future exploration of the Moon, Mars and asteroids.

Sea and Sky Glows over the Oregon Coast

APOD - Mon, 03/09/2018 - 09:00

Every step caused the sand to light up blue. Every step caused the sand to light up blue.


A smart crater

ESA Top News - Mon, 03/09/2018 - 08:52

Space Science Image of the Week: ESA’s Moon-orbiting SMART-1 probe ended its mission on the Moon 12 years ago today, but its final resting place was only seen last year

Total Solar Eclipse Shadow from a Balloon

APOD - Sun, 02/09/2018 - 07:00

Where were you during the Great American Eclipse of 2017? Where were you during the Great American Eclipse of 2017?


Fire on Earth

APOD - Sat, 01/09/2018 - 05:00

Sometimes, regions of planet Earth light up with fire. Sometimes, regions of planet Earth light up with fire.


Stripping ESO 137-001

APOD - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 16:00

Stripping ESO 137-001 Stripping ESO 137-001


Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 31/08/2018 - 13:30

Our week through the lens:
27 - 31 August 2018
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