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Trip to Mars

ESA Top News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:55

Technology image of the week: ESA Open Day visitors at the Agency’s ‘Mars Yard’, to view a replica of Europe’s ExoMars 2020 rover

Oil spill spread

ESA Top News - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:22

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission returns images showing how oil is spreading in the Mediterranean Sea following a collision between two ships

Life support

ESA Top News - Tue, 09/10/2018 - 15:42

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Alexander Gerst installing ESA's next-generation life-support system on the Space Station

Joining forces

ESA Top News - Tue, 09/10/2018 - 12:50

Replay the livestream of the Global Space Economic Forum on 10 October at ESA's Technology centre in the Netherlands when space and industry experts met to discuss global challenges and potential partnerships

Final assembly

ESA Top News - Tue, 09/10/2018 - 12:35

BepiColombo experts describe the mission to Mercury as the three spacecraft modules are assembled in launch configuration

Open Day in pictures

ESA Top News - Tue, 09/10/2018 - 12:25

A look back in pictures at our ESA Open Day on 7 October 2018 – when 7 500 visitors gathered at our ESTEC technical centre in the Netherlands

NGC 1898: Globular Cluster in the LMC

APOD - Tue, 09/10/2018 - 12:00

Jewels don't shine this bright -- only stars do. Jewels don't shine this bright -- only stars do.


Mediterranean slick

ESA Top News - Mon, 08/10/2018 - 16:00

Copernicus Sentinel-1 has imaged the oil spill in the Mediterranean following a collision between two merchant ships on Sunday 7 October

Supernumerary Rainbows over New Jersey

APOD - Mon, 08/10/2018 - 10:00

Yes, but can your rainbow do this? Yes, but can your rainbow do this?


INTO ORBIT℠ with 2018 FIRST® LEGO® League competition

ESA Top News - Mon, 08/10/2018 - 08:27

How can I walk my dog on the Moon? What happens if I sneeze in space? Just some of the questions that more than 500 000 children around the world will be asking and attempting to answer over the next months, as part of this year’s FIRST LEGO League competition, a global STEM program with an annual theme that inspires and challenges young engineers and scientists.

In Europe, ESA has teamed up with LEGO Education to provide inspiration, examples and expertise to the teams of children aged 6 to 16 who are competing for a place in the World Finals in Houston and Detroit, USA. To give an additional incentive, on 1 August, ESA astronaut and Space Station commander Alexander Gerst sent a message from orbit, together with a very helpful LEGO colleague!

X-ray glow

ESA Top News - Mon, 08/10/2018 - 07:45

Space Science Image of the Week: The hot gas pervading this massive cluster of galaxies shines brightly in X-ray wavelengths, as seen by ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory

The First Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral

APOD - Sun, 07/10/2018 - 08:00

A new chapter in space flight began in 1950 with the A new chapter in space flight began in 1950 with the


The Lonely Neutron Star in Supernova E0102 72.3

APOD - Sat, 06/10/2018 - 06:00

Why is this neutron star off-center? Why is this neutron star off-center?


55 Nights with Saturn

APOD - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 17:00

55 Nights with Saturn 55 Nights with Saturn


A night to remember

ESA Top News - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 14:22

On 28 September ESA's centre in Italy welcomed 1200 visitors for European Researchers' Night

Sentinel-2 maps Indonesia earthquake

ESA Top News - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 14:00

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia on 28 September, destroying homes and hundreds of lives. As the death toll continues to rise, the effects of this natural disaster are far-reaching, with hundreds of thousands of people seeking access food, water and shelter in the aftermath of this tragedy.

Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 13:15

Our week through the lens:
1 - 5 October 2018

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 08:05

In this week's edition, explore eastern US with Sentinel-3

Eastern US

ESA Top News - Fri, 05/10/2018 - 08:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-3 takes us over eastern US

The Light, the Dark, and the Dusty

APOD - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 15:00

This colorful skyscape spans about two full moons across nebula rich This colorful skyscape spans about two full moons across nebula rich


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