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Propelling Orion

ESA Top News - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 15:00

Human spaceflight image of the week: The Orion spacecraft propulsion system ready for testing

The brightest, furthest pulsar in the Universe

ESA Top News - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 08:30

ESA’s XMM-Newton has found a pulsar – the spinning remains of a once-massive star – that is a thousand times brighter than previously thought possible.

The Calabash Nebula from Hubble

APOD - Tue, 21/02/2017 - 08:00

Fast expanding gas clouds mark the end for a Fast expanding gas clouds mark the end for a


The thread of star birth

ESA Top News - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 10:30

Space Science Image of the Week: Herschel reveals stars growing along the filaments of a giant cloud of gas and dust

The Rosette Nebula

APOD - Mon, 20/02/2017 - 07:00

Would the Would the


Cloud Swirls around Southern Jupiter from Juno

APOD - Sun, 19/02/2017 - 18:00

Juno just completed its fourth pass near Jupiter. Juno just completed its fourth pass near Jupiter.


Comet 45P Passes Near the Earth

APOD - Sat, 18/02/2017 - 16:00

A large snowball has just passed the Earth. A large snowball has just passed the Earth.


ESA’s six-legged Suntracker flying on a Dragon

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 16:34

Tomorrow, a Space-X Dragon cargo ferry will be launched to the International Space Station packed with supplies, experiments, tools and food for the six astronauts living and working high above Earth. In the unpressurised cargo hold is a new NASA sensor that will monitor our atmosphere with a helping hand from ESA. 

Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 15:00

Our week through the lens:
13-17 February 2017

Solar System Portrait

APOD - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 14:00

Solar System Portrait Solar System Portrait


Ötztal Alps

ESA Top News - Fri, 17/02/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of the Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

SPAC3

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 17:35

Art and space enter a new dimension, with Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli

Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 17:30

Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily.

Art and space enter a new dimension

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 17:30

ESA’s involvement in the world of art is entering a new dimension, thanks to the cooperation with the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, with the idea of making space activities as inclusive as possible for more of the public on Earth.

Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 17:30

Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily.

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 14:30

Join us Friday, 17 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. The Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol are featured in this week’s edition

Melotte 15 inthe Heart

APOD - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 12:00

Cosmic clouds form Cosmic clouds form


Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 09:30

Going to space is never routine, and Sentinel-2 mission controllers are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the critical days following next month’s liftoff.

Fuel Sentinel-2B: done

ESA Top News - Thu, 16/02/2017 - 09:05

As liftoff day draws closer, the Sentinel-2B 'to do' list is shrinking as tasks are ticked off, including the tricky process of fuelling the satellite. And, even despite having to do a few unexpected jobs, everything is on track for launch.

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