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Red Sprite Lightning over Kununurra

APOD - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 15:00

What are those red filaments in the sky? What are those red filaments in the sky?


New collection

ESA Top News - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 07:45

Rain or shine, the ESAshop has what you need. Check out our latest 'space weather' collection. With 15% off orders between 3-5 March - it won't burn a hole in your pocket!

The Expanding Echoes of Supernova 1987A

APOD - Sat, 02/03/2019 - 13:00

Can you find supernova 1987A? Can you find supernova 1987A?


Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 01/03/2019 - 13:10

Our week through the lens:
25 February - 1 March 2019

Space weather kicks up a social storm

ESA Top News - Fri, 01/03/2019 - 12:30

One of the most visible — and fabulously beautiful — effects of this 'space weather' on our planet are the aurora borealis, the famous 'northern lights' that dance across the high (and low) latitudes.

The Stars of the Triangulum Galaxy

APOD - Fri, 01/03/2019 - 11:00

The Stars of the Triangulum Galaxy The Stars of the Triangulum Galaxy


Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 01/03/2019 - 09:05

In this week's edition, explore the Alps and surroundings with Copernicus Sentinel-3

Fit for Mars

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/02/2019 - 13:44

Rovers are versatile explorers on the surface of other planets, but they do need some training before setting off. A model of Rosalind Franklin rover that will be sent to Mars in 2021 is scouting the Atacama Desert, in Chile, following commands from mission control in the United Kingdom, over 11 000 km away.

Solar hazards

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/02/2019 - 12:45

Operations image of the week: The International Space Station transits the Sun, reminding us that our enormous star can affect the people and technology in space

First evidence of planet-wide groundwater system on Mars

ESA Top News - Thu, 28/02/2019 - 10:00

Mars Express has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath the Red Planet’s surface, five of which may contain minerals crucial to life.

NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge

APOD - Thu, 28/02/2019 - 09:00

Magnificent spiral galaxy Magnificent spiral galaxy


Metalscape

ESA Top News - Wed, 27/02/2019 - 15:20

Technology image of the week: this colourful microscopic view shows where two different metal 3D printing techniques meet

Reflections on vdB 9

APOD - Wed, 27/02/2019 - 07:00

Centered in a well-composed celestial still life, pretty, Centered in a well-composed celestial still life, pretty,


Doomed Star Eta Carinae

APOD - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 18:00

Eta Carinae may be about to explode.  Eta Carinae may be about to explode.


Timing is everything

ESA Top News - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 16:26

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: time goes slower in space, or does it?

Comet Iwamoto Before Spiral Galaxy NGC 2903

APOD - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 17:00

It isn't every night that a comet passes a galaxy. It isn't every night that a comet passes a galaxy.


What remains of stars

ESA Top News - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 13:30

Space Science Image of the Week: In this view of galaxy NGC 300, ESA’s XMM-Newton reveals the glow from remnants of past stellar generations

Cloudy waters

ESA Top News - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 11:05

This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image shows a huge plume of sediment gushing into the sea following heavy rainfall in the Rome area

Dragon Aurora over Iceland

APOD - Sun, 24/02/2019 - 15:00

Have you ever seen a dragon in the sky? Have you ever seen a dragon in the sky?


Shadow of a Martian Robot

APOD - Sat, 23/02/2019 - 13:00

What if you saw your shadow on Mars and it wasn't What if you saw your shadow on Mars and it wasn't


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