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Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 29/06/2018 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
25 - 29 June 2018

Video: asteroid deflection

ESA Top News - Fri, 29/06/2018 - 13:20

ESA’s proposed Hera mission is part of an international cooperation aimed at testing whether the orbit of an asteroid can be shifted by smashing into it. Watch its full mission profile

Curiosity's Dusty Self

APOD - Fri, 29/06/2018 - 11:00

Curiosity's Dusty Self Curiosity's Dusty Self


Dragon delivers some ICE

ESA Top News - Fri, 29/06/2018 - 09:56

The newly installed International Commercial Experiments service – ICE Cubes for short – facility providing commercial access to microgravity will soon receive the first experiment cubes after today’s successful SpaceX Dragon resupply launch.

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 29/06/2018 - 09:05

For Asteroid Day, Sentinel-2 treats us to a view of the Gosses Bluff crater in the Northern Territory of Australia

Australian crater

ESA Top News - Fri, 29/06/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: for Asteroid Day, Sentinel-2A takes us over the Gosses Bluff Crater in the Northern Territory of Australia

What is…?

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 16:06

Get ready for Asteroid Day 2018 and find out what is a near-Earth asteroid and why we should care about them

Asteroid Day live from Luxembourg

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 10:21

The world’s first 48-hour webcast about asteroids and their place in space will begin at 12:00 CEST, on Friday, 29 June 2018. Kicking off this exciting event, physicist, science advocate and former rock star Brian Cox will host the first 6-hour segment live from Luxembourg.

Asteroid arrival

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 10:05

Operations image of the week: Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrived at asteroid Ryugu on 27 June, following a 42-month journey supported in part by ESA ground stations

Galaxy in a Crystal Ball

APOD - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 09:00

A small crystal ball seems to hold a whole galaxy in this A small crystal ball seems to hold a whole galaxy in this


New launch date for James Webb Space Telescope

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 09:00

After completion of an independent review, a new launch date for the James Webb Space Telescope has been announced: 30 March 2021.

Complex organics bubble from the depths of ocean-world Enceladus

ESA Top News - Wed, 27/06/2018 - 18:00

Data from the international Cassini spacecraft have revealed complex organic molecules originating from Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, strengthening the idea that this ocean-world hosts conditions suitable for life.

Interstellar asteroid is really a comet

ESA Top News - Wed, 27/06/2018 - 18:00

An object from another star system that made a brief appearance in our skies guised as an asteroid turns out to be a tiny interstellar comet.

Cleaning for Mars

ESA Top News - Wed, 27/06/2018 - 12:40

Technology image of the week: In one of the cleanest places in Europe, an ESA engineer works to reduce the ‘bioburden’ of terrestrial microbes on this ExoMars antenna

Northern Lights and Noctilucent Clouds

APOD - Wed, 27/06/2018 - 07:00

Luminous skies after the near-solstice sunset on June 17 Luminous skies after the near-solstice sunset on June 17


Pillars of the Eagle Nebula in Infrared

APOD - Tue, 26/06/2018 - 18:00

Newborn stars are forming in the Eagle Nebula.  Newborn stars are forming in the Eagle Nebula.


Planetary defenders

ESA Top News - Tue, 26/06/2018 - 16:20

Here's a taste of what's in store on Asteroid Day - science, adventure and fun all in our full webcast live Saturday, 30 June

Lost in time

ESA Top News - Tue, 26/06/2018 - 16:15

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: An artist’s interpretation of the Time experiment performed on the International Space Station

Asteroid Day webcast

ESA Top News - Tue, 26/06/2018 - 08:20

Join the planetary defenders: on 30 June, watch the ESA/ESO Asteroid Day webcast live from the Supernova planetarium starting at 13:00 CEST

Ancients of Sea and Sky

APOD - Mon, 25/06/2018 - 16:00

They may look like round rocks, but they're alive. They may look like round rocks, but they're alive.


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