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Sharpest Ultima Thule

APOD - Wed, 06/03/2019 - 09:00

On January 1, New Horizons swooped to within 3,500 kilometers of the On January 1, New Horizons swooped to within 3,500 kilometers of the


The science circling above us on the Space Station

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/03/2019 - 17:08

The International Space Station orbits Earth, 400 km above our heads, running scientific experiments that cannot be done anywhere else. Read on for our bi-weekly update on European science in space.

ESA’s space weather mission to be protected against stormy Sun

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/03/2019 - 16:20

ESA is planning Earth’s first dedicated space weather observatory to warn of potentially harmful turbulence in our parent star. Like a referee at a sports game, the Lagrange spacecraft will be able to observe both the Sun and Earth as well as the space in between – but will itself be in the space weather line of fire.

Solar rainbow

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/03/2019 - 15:45

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: aurora australis seen from space

ESA gives go-ahead for Smile mission with China

ESA Top News - Tue, 05/03/2019 - 14:00

The Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer, Smile, has been given the green light for implementation by ESA’s Science Programme Committee.

Magnetic Orion

APOD - Tue, 05/03/2019 - 07:00

Can magnetism affect how stars form? Can magnetism affect how stars form?


Simulation TNG50: A Galaxy Cluster Forms

APOD - Mon, 04/03/2019 - 18:00

How do clusters of galaxies form? How do clusters of galaxies form?


Help shape ESA’s space science programme

ESA Top News - Mon, 04/03/2019 - 11:00

How did our Milky Way galaxy form? How do black holes grow? What is the origin of our Solar System? Are there other worlds capable of hosting life? These are some of the questions our current science missions are designed to address. But what do you think are the most important questions that our future missions should tackle? Now is your chance to tell us.

Antennas and auroras

ESA Top News - Mon, 04/03/2019 - 10:10

Space Science Image of the Week: Rippling auroras dance through the sky above radar antennas that explore space weather effects

Red Sprite Lightning over Kununurra

APOD - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 16:00

What are those red filaments in the sky? What are those red filaments in the sky?


New collection

ESA Top News - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 08:45

Rain or shine, the ESAshop has what you need. Check out our latest 'space weather' collection. With 15% off orders between 3-5 March - it won't burn a hole in your pocket!

The Expanding Echoes of Supernova 1987A

APOD - Sat, 02/03/2019 - 14:00

Can you find supernova 1987A? Can you find supernova 1987A?


Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 01/03/2019 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
25 February - 1 March 2019

Space weather kicks up a social storm

ESA Top News - Fri, 01/03/2019 - 13:30

One of the most visible — and fabulously beautiful — effects of this 'space weather' on our planet are the aurora borealis, the famous 'northern lights' that dance across the high (and low) latitudes.

The Stars of the Triangulum Galaxy

APOD - Fri, 01/03/2019 - 12:00

The Stars of the Triangulum Galaxy The Stars of the Triangulum Galaxy


11 steps to make a mission

ESA Top News - Fri, 01/03/2019 - 11:55

Most European citizens assume, with good cause, that ESA missions take shape and fly to their destinations with little worry or bother, as if by magic. Click through these images to read the true story of how this ‘magic’ really occurs

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 01/03/2019 - 10:05

In this week's edition, explore the Alps and surroundings with Copernicus Sentinel-3

Protecting our Planet

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/02/2019 - 14:45

OUT NOW: ESA's brand-new poster series explores the Agency's mission to protect our Pale Blue Dot

Fit for Mars

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/02/2019 - 14:44

Rovers are versatile explorers on the surface of other planets, but they do need some training before setting off. A model of Rosalind Franklin rover that will be sent to Mars in 2021 is scouting the Atacama Desert, in Chile, following commands from mission control in the United Kingdom, over 11 000 km away.

Solar hazards

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/02/2019 - 13:45

Operations image of the week: The International Space Station transits the Sun, reminding us that our enormous star can affect the people and technology in space
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