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B-ring it on!

ESA Top News - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 10:20

Space Science Image of the Week: Cassini reveals extraordinarily fine detail in one of Saturn’s rings

Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 14:45

Our week through the lens:
13-17 March 2017

Replay from Banff

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 12:00

Watch the replay of the opening session for the Swarm and CryoSat Science Meetings in Banff, Canada

Replay from Banff

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 12:00

Watch the replay of the opening session for the Swarm and CryoSat Science Meetings in Banff, Canada

Two more spacewalks for Thomas Pesquet

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 11:14

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will make two more spacewalks under NASA’s plans to maintain the International Space Station during his mission.

Calgary

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/03/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Canada's Alberta province, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Etna erupts

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/03/2017 - 17:10

Sentinel-2A has imaged today’s eruption from Mount Etna in Sicily, one of Europe’s most dangerous volcanoes

Beautiful science with astronaut aurora

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/03/2017 - 15:54

Some of the most wonderful pictures taken by astronauts from space are of aurora dancing over our planet. Now the photos are more than just pretty pictures thanks to an ESA project that makes them scientifically usable.

ESA’s Jupiter mission moves off the drawing board

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/03/2017 - 15:00

Demanding electric, magnetic and power requirements, harsh radiation, and strict planetary protection rules are some of the critical issues that had to be tackled in order to move ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – Juice – from the drawing board and into construction.

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/03/2017 - 15:00

Join us Friday, 17 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week we explore the Canadian province of Alberta

ExoMars: science checkout completed and aerobraking begins

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/03/2017 - 11:00

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of aerobraking gets underway.

A toast to Sentinel-2B

ESA Top News - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 17:45

The recently launched Sentinel-2B satellite has delivered its first image: the Italian port city of Brindisi – appropriately the same word for the ‘toast’ ritual in Italian

A ‘toast’ to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images

ESA Top News - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 15:36

Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union’s Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

ESA on Forbes 30<30

ESA Top News - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 14:10

Technology image of the week: ESA graduate trainee Justyna Barys joins the 30 Under 30 Europe Industry List by business publisher Forbes

42 is the answer

ESA Top News - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 12:13

Forty-two is the answer, but what is the question? Scientists from the University of Zurich wanted to probe how immune cells adapt to weightlessness so they sent an experiment to the International Space Station with ESA.

Back to the lab

ESA Top News - Tue, 14/03/2017 - 16:50

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Bacteria from space

Stereo vision

ESA Top News - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 16:40

Space Science Image of the Week: Marking the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter’s first year in space with a new stereo image of Mars

No obstacles for airports using satellites

ESA Top News - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 15:15

Thanks to ESA, airports can now use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety. 

At the Heart of Orion

APOD - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 06:00

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Reflections on vdB 31

APOD - Mon, 13/03/2017 - 06:00

Riding high in the constellation of Auriga, Riding high in the constellation of Auriga,


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