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Lights on Uranus

ESA Top News - Mon, 05/11/2018 - 08:35

Space Science Image of the Week: Hubble's view of the most intense aurora ever seen on ice giant Uranus

ESA rocks space weather

ESA Top News - Mon, 05/11/2018 - 06:00

This week, to coincide with the fifteenth annual European Space Weather Week, ESA is celebrating the dynamic phenomenon of space weather. 

Shells of Stars in Elliptical Galaxy PGC 42871

APOD - Sun, 04/11/2018 - 12:00

How do galaxies grow? How do galaxies grow?


Ultraviolet Earth from an Observatory on the Moon

APOD - Sat, 03/11/2018 - 10:00

Which planet is this? Which planet is this?


Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 02/11/2018 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
29 October - 2 November 2018

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 02/11/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, discover the port city of Semarang on the north coast of Java, Indonesia

Semarang

ESA Top News - Fri, 02/11/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over the port city of Semarang in Indonesia

Airglow Borealis

APOD - Fri, 02/11/2018 - 08:00

Airglow Borealis Airglow Borealis


A home for the Flyeye

ESA Top News - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:18

Operations image of the week: ESA’s plan to deploy a global network of asteroid-detecting telescopes gets closer to reality, as an agreement is signed with the Italian space agency to locate the first-ever Flyeye telescope in Sicily

IC 59 and IC 63 in Cassiopeia

APOD - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 06:00

These bright rims and flowing shapes look ghostly on a cosmic scale. These bright rims and flowing shapes look ghostly on a cosmic scale.


Galactic ghosts: Gaia uncovers major event in the formation of the Milky Way

ESA Top News - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 18:00

ESA’s Gaia mission has made a major breakthrough in unravelling the formation history of the Milky Way. 

Barnard 150: Seahorse in Cepheus

APOD - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 17:00

Light-years across, this Light-years across, this


Counting down to MetOp-C

ESA Top News - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 15:30

Teams at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre in Germany have been training for months in preparation for next week’s launch of MetOp-C – the last in the current series of meteorological satellites that provide high-quality data for weather forecasting and climate monitoring from polar orbit.

As a collaborative undertaking between ESA and Eumetsat, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, ESA is responsible for building the satellites and placing them into orbit, and Eumetsat for operating them once in orbit, and processing and distributing the data.

Darkness of space

ESA Top News - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 10:40

Technology image of the week: What’s that in the dark? Vision-based navigation for space under test in ESA’s GRALS chamber

The power of three

ESA Top News - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 09:30

With the third MetOp satellite set for liftoff on 7 November, this video highlights how it is used for weather forecasting and how it will orbit along with its predecessors

Into the dark

ESA Top News - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 16:15

The geology analogue course Pangaea continues for its third leg in Lanzarote

Light Pillars over Whitefish Bay

APOD - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 15:00

What's happening in the sky? What's happening in the sky?


Goodbye Europe, hello Moon: European Module ships soon

ESA Top News - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 13:47

The European Service Module that will power and propel the Orion spacecraft on its first mission around the Moon will ship early next week from Bremen to the United States. It will take off in an Antonov An-124 aircraft in the early hours of 5 November and arrive at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US on 6 November.

Designed and manufactured in Italy and Germany, the powerful workhorse is Europe’s contribution to humanity’s return to the Moon. 

Preparing MetOp-C

ESA Top News - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 14:20

MetOp-C will soon be launched from French Guiana. ESA’s Stéfane Carlier talks about how this mission provides the continuity of information for weather forecasting and climate research

Hyperion: Largest Known Galaxy Proto Supercluster

APOD - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 13:00

How did galaxies form in the early universe? How did galaxies form in the early universe?


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