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The desert that ate a sea

ESA Top News - Wed, 09/01/2019 - 11:10

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 - 10:57

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 - 07:26

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 - 16:00

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 - 14:32

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

Galactic neighbour

ESA Top News - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 16:24

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 - 14:00

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 - 12:13

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 - 10:25

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

The Witch Head Nebula

APOD - Sun, 06/01/2019 - 12:00

The Witch Head Nebula The Witch Head Nebula


The Galaxy Tree

APOD - Sat, 05/01/2019 - 10:00

First came the trees. First came the trees.


New Horizons at Ultima Thule

APOD - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 08:00

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 - 06:00

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


The Great Carina Nebula

APOD - Wed, 02/01/2019 - 17:00

A jewel of the southern sky, the A jewel of the southern sky, the


2019 preview

ESA Top News - Wed, 02/01/2019 - 10:06

Take a look at what's coming up for the European Space Agency this year

NGC 6357: The Lobster Nebula

APOD - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 15:00

Why is the Lobster Nebula forming some of the most massive stars known? Why is the Lobster Nebula forming some of the most massive stars known?


M100: A Grand Design Spiral Galaxy

APOD - Mon, 31/12/2018 - 13:00

Majestic on a truly cosmic scale, M100 is appropriately known as a Majestic on a truly cosmic scale, M100 is appropriately known as a


Earthrise 1: Historic Image Remastered

APOD - Sun, 30/12/2018 - 11:00

"Oh my God! Look at that picture over there!


Earthrise: A Video Reconstruction

APOD - Sat, 29/12/2018 - 09:00

About 12 seconds into this video, something unusual happens. About 12 seconds into this video, something unusual happens.


A Cold December Night

APOD - Fri, 28/12/2018 - 07:00

They say Orion They say Orion


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