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Space dashcam

ESA Top News - Mon, 25/06/2018 - 13:25

Liftoff to orbit: Horizons gives rare view inside a Soyuz during launch

Earth’s first mission to a binary asteroid, for planetary defence

ESA Top News - Mon, 25/06/2018 - 09:35

Planning for humankind’s first mission to a binary asteroid system has entered its next engineering phase. ESA’s proposed Hera mission would also be Europe’s contribution to an ambitious planetary defence experiment.

Dance of the asteroids

ESA Top News - Mon, 25/06/2018 - 08:25

Space Science Image of the Week: Nearby asteroids thread through a stunning portrait of galaxy clusters

An Active Prominence on the Sun

APOD - Sun, 24/06/2018 - 14:00

Sometimes the Sun's surface becomes a whirlwind of activity. Sometimes the Sun's surface becomes a whirlwind of activity.


Mars Engulfed

APOD - Sat, 23/06/2018 - 12:00

What's happened to Mars? What's happened to Mars?


Earth’s squishy interior gives rapid rise to Antarctica

ESA Top News - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 16:05

Parts of Earth’s crust are rising very slowly owing to post-glacial rebound, but using GPS, researchers have found that West Antarctica is rising faster than almost anywhere else in the world. And, ESA’s GOCE gravity mission has, in turn, helped them to understand that the mantle below is unusually fluid.

Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 14:27

Our week through the lens:
18 - 22 June 2018

Dusty With a Chance of Dust

APOD - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 10:00

Dusty With a Chance of Dust Dusty With a Chance of Dust


Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, Sentinel-2 takes us over Lake Huron, the second largest of the five Great Lakes of North America

Lake Huron

ESA Top News - Fri, 22/06/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 view over the second largest of the Great Lakes of North America

Copernicus 20 years on

ESA Top News - Thu, 21/06/2018 - 15:56

This week marks 20 years since the manifesto was signed that gave rise to Europe’s Copernicus environmental programme. With seven Sentinel satellites already in orbit delivering terabytes of data every day, Copernicus is the biggest provider of Earth observation data in the world.

Rosetta image archive complete

ESA Top News - Thu, 21/06/2018 - 13:00

All high-resolution images and the underpinning data from Rosetta’s pioneering mission at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko are now available in ESA’s archives, with the last release including the iconic images of finding lander Philae, and Rosetta’s final descent to the comet’s surface.

Through the heat barrier

ESA Top News - Thu, 21/06/2018 - 11:00

Technology image of the week: A scorching reentry test for ESA's next CubeSat mission inside the world's largest plasma wind tunnel

Wear and care

ESA Top News - Thu, 21/06/2018 - 09:35

Join the planetary defenders and make a big fashion statement, with 15% off all T-shirts until 24 June

Little Planet Soyuz

APOD - Thu, 21/06/2018 - 08:00

Little Planet Soyuz Little Planet Soyuz


XMM-Newton finds missing intergalactic material

ESA Top News - Wed, 20/06/2018 - 18:00

After a nearly twenty-year long game of cosmic hide-and-seek, astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have finally found evidence of hot, diffuse gas permeating the cosmos, closing a puzzling gap in the overall budget of ‘normal’ matter in the Universe.

Fireball Moon Venus

ESA Top News - Wed, 20/06/2018 - 17:00

Operations image of the week: Lucky timing led to this brilliant photo, showing our Moon and the planet Venus, together with a meteor burning up in the atmosphere over Belgium

UNISPACE+50 from space

ESA Top News - Wed, 20/06/2018 - 09:18

Watch a live call from the crew of the International Space Station to the countries of the world meeting at UNISPACE+50 starting 16:05 CEST today

Six Planets from Yosemite

APOD - Wed, 20/06/2018 - 06:00

The five naked-eye planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, The five naked-eye planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn,


Red Cloudbow over Delaware

APOD - Tue, 19/06/2018 - 17:00

What kind of rainbow is this? What kind of rainbow is this?


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