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Call from space

ESA Top News - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 09:05

Watch live: ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli talks with His Holiness the Pope from the Space Station at 13:00 GMT (15:00 CEST) today

Rosetta finds comet plume powered from below

ESA Top News - Thu, 26/10/2017 - 09:00

Last year, a fountain of dust was spotted streaming from Rosetta’s comet, prompting the question: how was it powered? Scientists now suggest the outburst was driven from inside the comet, perhaps released from ancient gas vents or pockets of hidden ice.

M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy

APOD - Wed, 25/10/2017 - 08:00

 The Whirlpool Galaxy M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy


Sentinel-1 sees through hurricanes

ESA Top News - Wed, 25/10/2017 - 07:25

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been a harsh reminder of the grief and devastation brought by these vast storms. Imaging the top of hurricanes from space is nothing new, but the Sentinel-1 satellites can see right through these towering spinning weather systems, measuring the sea surface below to help predict the storm’s path.

ESAshop

ESA Top News - Wed, 25/10/2017 - 07:00

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a space enthusiast, our ESAshop is now open!

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ESA Top News - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 15:30

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli checking his hands-free aid

Stars and Dust in Corona Australis

APOD - Tue, 24/10/2017 - 06:00

Blue dust clouds and young, energetic stars inhabit Blue dust clouds and young, energetic stars inhabit


Haumea of the Outer Solar System

APOD - Mon, 23/10/2017 - 17:00

One of the strangest objects in the outer Solar System has recently been found to have a ring. One of the strangest objects in the outer Solar System has recently been found to have a ring.


Galileo in place for launch: then there were four

ESA Top News - Mon, 23/10/2017 - 14:20

Two more Galileo satellites have reached Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, joining the first pair of navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to haul the quartet to orbit this December.

Solar flash

ESA Top News - Mon, 23/10/2017 - 10:10

Space Science Image of the Week: This colourful image captured during the summer’s total solar eclipse shows what the Sun is made of

GW170817: A Spectacular Multiradiation

APOD - Sun, 22/10/2017 - 15:00

Both gravitational and electromagnetic radiations have been detected in Both gravitational and electromagnetic radiations have been detected in


On the Origin of Gold

APOD - Sat, 21/10/2017 - 13:00

Where did the Where did the


Week in Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 12:05

Our week through the lens:
16-20 October 2017

All Sky Steve

APOD - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 11:00

All Sky Steve All Sky Steve


Sagaing Division

ESA Top News - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 08:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-1 radar vision during a period of severe flooding in Myanmar, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Mine craft for Mars

ESA Top News - Fri, 20/10/2017 - 05:59

Roving on the Moon

ESA Top News - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 15:55

Operations image of the week: Teams in Europe are driving a rover in Canada across a simulated Moonscape

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 12:30

Join us Friday, 20 October, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Under the Galaxy

APOD - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 09:00

Under the Galaxy Under the Galaxy


Galileo inside

ESA Top News - Wed, 18/10/2017 - 15:10

Technology image of the week: Europe’s Galileo satnav system at work on smartphones
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