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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


Open Day takes flight

ESA Top News - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 14:10

Technology image of the week: this 6-m wingspan unmanned aircraft is on show at ESA’s Open Day on Sunday, suspended inside the Hertz radio test chamber

50 years of ESA in Italy

ESA Top News - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 13:25

A look back on the celebration of 50 years of ESRIN,
ESA’s establishment in Italy

Construction of Europe's exoplanet hunter Plato begins

ESA Top News - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 08:00

The construction of ESA's Plato mission to find and study planets beyond our Solar System will be led by Germany’s OHB System AG as prime contractor, marking the start of the full industrial phase of the project.

Explore the Moon and Earth’s climate with two new ESA school projects!

ESA Top News - Thu, 04/10/2018 - 07:45

In the beginning of the World Space Week, ESA is proud to present two new school challenges: Climate Detectives and Moon Camp.

M33: Triangulum Galaxy

APOD - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 13:00

The small, northern constellation The small, northern constellation


Live from IAC 2018

ESA Top News - Wed, 03/10/2018 - 09:50

Watch a call with Alexander Gerst on the Space Station, live from the IAC public day. Starts 13:30 CEST.

Perfection

ESA Top News - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 15:00

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA-sponsored medical doctor Carmen Possnig at Concordia research station in Antarctica

The Sun's Spectrum with its Missing Colors

APOD - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 11:00

It is still not known why the Sun's light is missing some colors. It is still not known why the Sun's light is missing some colors.


Gaia spots stars flying between galaxies

ESA Top News - Tue, 02/10/2018 - 09:00

A team of astronomers using the latest set of data from ESA’s Gaia mission to look for high-velocity stars being kicked out of the Milky Way were surprised to find stars instead sprinting inwards – perhaps from another galaxy.

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