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Launching the drone

ESA Top News - Tue, 23/05/2017 - 13:46

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano exploring places no human could go with robotic drone

Star storm

ESA Top News - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 16:15

Space Science Image of the Week: Aoife van Linden Tol, recipient of the first ESA–Ars Electronica residency, created this sketch while researching for her art–science project at ESA

Gemini Stars Pollux and Castor

APOD - Mon, 22/05/2017 - 13:00

Who are the twins of Gemini? Who are the twins of Gemini?


Lightning Storm Moves Across the USA

APOD - Sun, 21/05/2017 - 11:00

Watch a huge lightning storm move across the eastern USA. Watch a huge lightning storm move across the eastern USA.


Ganymede: The Largest Moon

APOD - Sat, 20/05/2017 - 09:00

What does the largest moon in the What does the largest moon in the


Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 14:00

Our week through the lens:
15-19 May 2017

Rann of Kutch

ESA Top News - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 09:20

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of a salt desert in western India, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Planet Aurora

APOD - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 07:00

Planet Aurora Planet Aurora


M13: The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules

APOD - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 18:00

 The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules M13: The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules


Saving time in space

ESA Top News - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 14:01

Working inside the International Space Station is sometimes like assembling complex furniture but with the tools and paper instructions continually floating out of reach. Astronauts also face situations unforeseen by the instructions. Communication delays with ground control to troubleshoot these occasions mean even more valuable time is lost. Now, ‘mobiPV’ is looking to help. 

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Thu, 18/05/2017 - 13:29

Join us Friday, 19 May, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Parabolic point break

ESA Top News - Wed, 17/05/2017 - 16:05

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Pointing the way to augmented reality in space

The Multiwavelength Crab

APOD - Wed, 17/05/2017 - 16:00

The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on


First of many

ESA Top News - Wed, 17/05/2017 - 13:15

Operations image of the week: On this day in 1968, Europe’s ESRO-2B satellite became the first mission controlled from what is today ESA’s European Space Operations Centre

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 14:30

Chair of the DLR German Aerospace Center Executive Board, Pascale Ehrenfreund, and ESA’s Josef Aschbacher discuss their organisations' complementary Earth observation activities

UGC 1810: Wildly Interacting Galaxy from Hubble

APOD - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 14:00

What's happening to this spiral galaxy? What's happening to this spiral galaxy?


50 million views

ESA Top News - Tue, 16/05/2017 - 13:15

We're proud to have passed a big milestone on our YouTube channel - thanks for watching!

Big Dipper Above and Below Chilean Volcanoes

APOD - Mon, 15/05/2017 - 12:00

Do you see it?  Do you see it?


Extra X-rays

ESA Top News - Mon, 15/05/2017 - 09:25

Space Science image of the Week: ESA’s XMM-Newton detects X-ray sources sky-wide as it moves between targets
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