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Sentinel-5P timelapse

ESA Top News - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 09:30

A look back on the preparations for the 13 October liftoff of Sentinel-5P

NGC 7635: Bubble in a Cosmic Sea

APOD - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:00

Adrift in a cosmic sea of Adrift in a cosmic sea of


Growing danger

ESA Top News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:37

Technology image of the week: The shard rising from this alien-like terrain presents a clear and present danger to space missions

Wanted: a medical doctor for a cold adventure

ESA Top News - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 08:20

Want to help humanity’s exploration of our Solar System? Do you have a medical degree and are not afraid of the dark or the cold? ESA is looking for someone to spend over six months in Antarctica running research to prepare for missions to the Moon and Mars.

Trick or treat?

ESA Top News - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 10:10

No-one on International Space Station wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween

Halloween crack

ESA Top News - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 09:10

Arguably scarier than ghosts or goblins: a massive crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica

Marius Hills: Holes in the Moon

APOD - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 07:00

Could humans live beneath the surface of the Moon? Could humans live beneath the surface of the Moon?


Beauty of Italy

ESA Top News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 15:55

Watch high-definition footage of the International Space Station passing over Italy, filmed by ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

Melting snow aids absorption of carbon dioxide

ESA Top News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 12:15

It appears that something good can come from something bad. Although rising global temperatures are causing seasonal snow cover to melt earlier in the spring, this allows for the snow-free boreal forests to absorb more carbon dioxide from our atmosphere.

A hole in space

ESA Top News - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 10:40

Space Science Image of the Week: This spooky sight, resembling fog swirling around a bottomless hole, was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

Where Your Elements Came From

APOD - Mon, 30/10/2017 - 05:00

The hydrogen in your body, present in every molecule of water, came from the The hydrogen in your body, present in every molecule of water, came from the


NGC 4993: The Galactic Home of an Historic Explosion

APOD - Sun, 29/10/2017 - 16:00

That reddish dot -- it wasn't there before. That reddish dot -- it wasn't there before.


Two Black Holes Dancing in 3C 75

APOD - Sat, 28/10/2017 - 14:00

What's happening at the center of active galaxy 3C 75? What's happening at the center of active galaxy 3C 75?


Week in Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 12:35

Our week through the lens:
23-27 October 2017

Lynds Dark Nebula 183

APOD - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 12:00

Lynds Dark Nebula 183 Lynds Dark Nebula 183


Washington DC

ESA Top News - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 08:05

Earth observation image of the week: the US capital city of Washington DC captured by Sentinel-2

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 08:05

Explore the US capital with Sentinel-2 in this week's edition of the Earth from Space video programme

Proton snow

ESA Top News - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 10:15

Operations image of the week: ESA’s Gaia star surveyor unexpectedly detected ‘proton snow’ during a solar storm in September

A Beautiful Trifid

APOD - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 10:00

The beautiful The beautiful


Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon

ESA Top News - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 09:17

A European clock accurate to a trillionth of a second is set to be used on satellites and missions to the Moon.

The ultra-precise time-keeper was conceived by a small company in Latvia, and ESA has recognised its potential for space.

“We are the Ferrari of timers with the components of a tractor,” says Nikolai Adamovitch of Eventech. 

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