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A Sagittarius Triplet

APOD - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 17:00

These three bright nebulae are often featured on telescopic tours of the These three bright nebulae are often featured on telescopic tours of the


Nanobot's giant leap

ESA Top News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 10:29

Technology image of the week: This highly mobile jumping Nanobot is designed to make a profit on the Moon

Vega lofts two satellites on second launch this year

ESA Top News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 04:38

This morning Arianespace launched a Vega rocket carrying two Earth observation satellites for Italy, France and Israel encased in Vega’s lighter protective fairing.

The Milky Way over Monument Valley

APOD - Tue, 01/08/2017 - 16:00

You don't have to be at Monument Valley to see the Milky Way arc You don't have to be at Monument Valley to see the Milky Way arc


Int Ball Drone Activated on the Space Station

APOD - Mon, 31/07/2017 - 14:00

What if you were followed around by a What if you were followed around by a


Testing Galileo

ESA Top News - Mon, 31/07/2017 - 13:39

Each Galileo satellite must go through a rigorous test campaign to assure its readiness for space

Extreme stellar factory

ESA Top News - Mon, 31/07/2017 - 11:00

Space Science Image of the Week: Massive stars emerge from glowing gas and dust in one of the Milky Way’s most active stellar nurseries

The flying kettle

ESA Top News - Mon, 31/07/2017 - 07:15

A warm meal was quickly delivered by a drone from an ESA business incubator start-up to the last inhabitant in a remote village in Portugal.

A Hybrid Solar Eclipse over Kenya

APOD - Sun, 30/07/2017 - 12:00

Chasing solar eclipses can cause you to go to the most interesting places and meet the most interesting people. Chasing solar eclipses can cause you to go to the most interesting places and meet the most interesting people.


Mercury as Revealed by MESSENGER

APOD - Sat, 29/07/2017 - 10:00

Mercury had never been seen like this before. Mercury had never been seen like this before.


Docking replay

ESA Top News - Sat, 29/07/2017 - 08:45

Paolo Nespoli and crewmates arrive at the International Space Station, aboard Soyuz MS-05

Welcome aboard

ESA Top News - Sat, 29/07/2017 - 08:40

Paolo Nespoli, Randy Bresnik and Sergey Ryazanskiy arrive at the International Space Station

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli starts third mission on Space Station

ESA Top News - Sat, 29/07/2017 - 01:39

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik and Roscosmos commander Sergei Ryazansky were launched into space yesterday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 15:41 GMT (17:41 CEST). Their Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft circled Earth four times to catch up with the International Space Station six hours later and the crew are now settling into their new home and place of work for five months.

Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 28/07/2017 - 14:40

Our week through the lens:
24-28 July 2017

Irrawaddy Delta

ESA Top News - Fri, 28/07/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the peninsulas and islands of the Irrawaddy Delta in Myanmar captured by Sentinel-2, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Apollo 11: Catching Some Sun

APOD - Fri, 28/07/2017 - 08:00

 Catching Some Sun Apollo 11: Catching Some Sun


Vita mission liftoff

ESA Top News - Thu, 27/07/2017 - 15:43

Watch a replay of the Vita mission liftoff on 28 July

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Thu, 27/07/2017 - 13:35

Join us Friday, 28 July, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Phobos: Moon over Mars

APOD - Thu, 27/07/2017 - 06:00

 Moon over Mars Phobos: Moon over Mars


One plant at a time

ESA Top News - Thu, 27/07/2017 - 05:57

Precision farming is set to become even more precise with a new camera drawing on satellite imaging.  

Thanks to research with ESA on new cameras, hyperspectral cameras flying on drones are now able to see details as small as 4–5 cm.  

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