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ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space

ESA Top News - Tue, 25/04/2017 - 14:15

Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA’s radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System.

The Red Spider Planetary Nebula

APOD - Tue, 25/04/2017 - 11:00

Oh what a Oh what a


Titanic adventure

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/04/2017 - 18:00

Space Science Image of the Week: A final close flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan puts Cassini–Huygens on course for its grand finale

Science record set on Space Station

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/04/2017 - 09:09

If anything should break in space, let it be records. The astronauts of Expedition 50 have done just that by setting a new record for most time spent on scientific research on the International Space Station.

Night Glows

APOD - Mon, 24/04/2017 - 09:00

What glows in the night? What glows in the night?


Cosmic pairing

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/04/2017 - 08:10

The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 27 years with two close friends

Two Million Stars on the Move

APOD - Sun, 23/04/2017 - 07:00

If you could watch the night sky for one million years -- how would it change? If you could watch the night sky for one million years -- how would it change?


Life Enabling Plumes above Enceladus

APOD - Sat, 22/04/2017 - 18:00

Life Enabling Plumes above Enceladus  Life Enabling Plumes above Enceladus


Earth as a planet

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 16:30

This special edition of Space takes us to Rome to explore the defining characteristics of our planet

Luminous Salar de Uyuni

APOD - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 16:00

A scene in high contrast this thoughtful night skyscape is A scene in high contrast this thoughtful night skyscape is


Read up on climate

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 14:30

With this year's Earth Day focusing on environmental and climate literacy, have a look at the new digital book on our planet’s changing climate through the eyes of satellites

Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
17-21 April 2017

Call for a sustainable future in space

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 13:30

With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris.

When Swarm met Steve

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 10:00

Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was called Steve.

Lake MacKay

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/04/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Australia’s salty Lake MacKay imaged by Sentinel-2, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Larsen, cracked

ESA Top News - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 15:25

Radar mission Sentinel-1 continues to monitor the growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf, which is expected to produce a massive iceberg

Run-away debris

ESA Top News - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 14:55

Operations image of the week: Space debris researcher Don Kessler first described the run-away cascade effect that has made his name famous

Earth Shadow over Damavand

APOD - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 14:00

Through crystal clear skies this beautiful panorama follows the curve of Through crystal clear skies this beautiful panorama follows the curve of


Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 13:30

Join us Friday, 21 April, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Space debris 2017

ESA Top News - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 13:15

Replay of media briefing: findings and outcomes from ESA’s space debris conference 21 April
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