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Extraordinary Solar Halos

APOD - Thu, 27/12/2018 - 18:00

Welcome to the December Solstice, the first day of winter in planet Welcome to the December Solstice, the first day of winter in planet


Red Nebula, Green Comet, Blue Stars

APOD - Wed, 26/12/2018 - 16:00

Red Nebula, Green Comet, Blue Stars Red Nebula, Green Comet, Blue Stars


A Rainbow Geminid Meteor

APOD - Tue, 25/12/2018 - 14:00

Meteors can be colorful. Meteors can be colorful.


Our year in space

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/12/2018 - 15:49

A look back at the highlights of 2018 for Europe in space

Methane Bubbles Frozen in Lake Baikal

APOD - Mon, 24/12/2018 - 12:00

What are these bubbles frozen into Lake Baikal? What are these bubbles frozen into Lake Baikal?


ESA sets clock by distant spinning stars

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/12/2018 - 08:00

ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands has begun running a pulsar-based clock. The ‘PulChron’ system measures the passing of time using millisecond-frequency radio pulses from multiple fast-spinning neutron stars.

Mission accomplished for ESA’s butane-propelled CubeSat

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/12/2018 - 07:54

The cereal-box sized GomX-4B – ESA’s biggest small CubeSat yet flown – has completed its mission for the Agency, testing out new miniaturised technologies including: intersatellite link communication with its GomX-4A twin, a hyperspectral imager, star tracker and butane-based propulsion system.

M31: The Andromeda Galaxy

APOD - Sun, 23/12/2018 - 10:00

What is the nearest major What is the nearest major


Comet Wirtanen Passes by the Earth

APOD - Sat, 22/12/2018 - 08:00

Today Comet Wirtanen passes by the Earth. Today Comet Wirtanen passes by the Earth.


Reflecting on Earthrise: 50 years on

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 11:42

Monday 24 December marks 50 years since Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders snapped an iconic image of Earth rising above the lunar surface.

Year in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 11:00

Our year through the lens: 2018

South Georgia

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over South Georgia Island

Back on Earth

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 07:32

Watch ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst's first short interview, recorded just hours after he returned to Earth from his six-month Horizons mission

Geminids and Friends

APOD - Fri, 21/12/2018 - 06:00

Geminids and Friends Geminids and Friends


Swimming on Jupiter

APOD - Thu, 20/12/2018 - 17:00

On October 29, the Juno spacecraft once again dove near On October 29, the Juno spacecraft once again dove near


Horizons landing

ESA Top News - Thu, 20/12/2018 - 14:45

First images of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst back on Earth

Feeding a giant

ESA Top News - Thu, 20/12/2018 - 10:35

ESA's deep-space antenna in New Norcia, Western Australia, has now been powered by solar energy for over a year, in the first step towards creating a green network of eyes on the skies

Mars Express gets festive: A winter wonderland on Mars

ESA Top News - Thu, 20/12/2018 - 10:25

This image shows what appears to be a large patch of fresh, untrodden snow – a dream for any lover of the holiday season. However, it’s a little too distant for a last-minute winter getaway: this feature, known as Korolev crater, is found on Mars, and is shown here in beautiful detail as seen by Mars Express.

ESAshop: beyond horizons

ESA Top News - Thu, 20/12/2018 - 06:00

Celebrate ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst’s return to Earth and land your own great deal with a Horizons mission goodie from the ESAshop and free shipping all day

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst returns to Earth – for the second time

ESA Top News - Thu, 20/12/2018 - 02:25

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst returned to Earth today alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev.

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