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Ten things about Mars

ESA Top News - Tue, 28/05/2019 - 08:30

Discover fascinating facts about the Red Planet and how ESA is contributing to the scientific exploration of Mars

Getting ready for Mars – on the Space Station

ESA Top News - Mon, 27/05/2019 - 15:06

From disrupted biological clocks to radiation and contamination hazards, Europe is running experiments on the International Space Station to take human exploration one step closer to Mars.

Deep Field: Nebulae of Sagittarius

APOD - Mon, 27/05/2019 - 15:00

These three bright nebulae are often featured on telescopic tours of the These three bright nebulae are often featured on telescopic tours of the


EU/ESA Space Council

ESA Top News - Mon, 27/05/2019 - 13:30

The 9th high-level EU/ESA Space Council, with the theme 'Space as an enabler', took place on Tuesday, 28 May. Watch a replay of the press conference.

Mars vision

ESA Top News - Mon, 27/05/2019 - 11:30

Space Science Image of the Week: These filters for the ExoMars rover cameras will give us our science eyes on Mars

Europe to Mars – and back!

ESA Top News - Mon, 27/05/2019 - 08:00

Europe has been in orbit around Mars for more than 15 years and is almost a year away from launching its first rover mission, but ambitions are already running high to go one step further: returning a sample from the Red Planet.

Planets of the Solar System: Tilts and Spins

APOD - Sun, 26/05/2019 - 13:00

How does your favorite planet spin? How does your favorite planet spin?


A Circumhorizontal Arc Over Ohio

APOD - Sat, 25/05/2019 - 11:00

Why would clouds appear to be different colors? Why would clouds appear to be different colors?


Micro-Cameras and Space Exploration to join Pioneer-IODA project

ESA Top News - Fri, 24/05/2019 - 15:23

Space cameras to monitor the deployment of satellites and check the health of spacecraft will be developed under the Pioneer-IODA project by Micro-Cameras and Space Exploration based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 24/05/2019 - 14:20

Our week through the lens:
20 - 24 May 2019

Einstein's triumph

ESA Top News - Fri, 24/05/2019 - 11:40

Celebrating a century of gravity experiments since the first test that proved Einstein’s theory during a solar eclipse on 29 May 1919

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 24/05/2019 - 09:05

In this week's edition, explore part of western Pakistan with Copernicus Sentinel-2

Atlas, Daphnis, and Pan

APOD - Fri, 24/05/2019 - 09:00

Atlas, Daphnis, and Pan Atlas, Daphnis, and Pan


Clocks, gravity, and the limits of relativity

ESA Top News - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 12:17

The International Space Station will host the most precise clocks ever to leave Earth. Accurate to a second in 300 million years the clocks will push the measurement of time to test the limits of the theory of relativity and our understanding of gravity.

A unique experiment to explore black holes

ESA Top News - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 11:00

What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of two future ESA missions, Athena and LISA, would allow us to study these cosmic clashes and their mysterious aftermath for the first time.

RS Puppis

APOD - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 07:00

Pulsating Pulsating


Dark Skies: Turn on the Night

APOD - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 18:00

Have you ever experienced a really dark night sky? Have you ever experienced a really dark night sky?


Gravity to the max

ESA Top News - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 09:00

Technology image of the week: ESA’s Large Diameter Centrifuge gives European researchers access to high gravity environments for testing

Anemic Spiral NGC 4921 from Hubble

APOD - Tue, 21/05/2019 - 16:00

How far away is spiral galaxy NGC 4921? How far away is spiral galaxy NGC 4921?


Zero-G Spiderman

ESA Top News - Tue, 21/05/2019 - 11:10

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A parabolic flight experiment tests perception in altered gravity states
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