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Stop ageing in space

ESA Top News - Sat, 04/05/2019 - 07:50

Wrinkles, muscle pain, high blood pressure and a clumsy brain are all natural consequences of getting old. As our cells rust over time, a key to fighting chronic disease may be in tiny, smartly designed particles that have the potential to become an anti-ageing supplement. A European experiment seeking innovative antioxidants is on its way to space.

Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 03/05/2019 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
30 April - 3 May 2019

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 03/05/2019 - 09:05

In this week's edition, explore the Ries crater in southern Germany with Copernicus Sentinel-2

Ries crater

ESA Top News - Fri, 03/05/2019 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over southern Germany, where an asteroid impact formed what is now known as the Ries crater

The Galaxy, the Jet and the Black Hole

APOD - Fri, 03/05/2019 - 07:00

The Galaxy, the Jet and the Black Hole The Galaxy, the Jet and the Black Hole


Southern Cross to Eta Carinae

APOD - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 18:00

Southern Cross to Eta Carinae Southern Cross to Eta Carinae


India braces for Fani

ESA Top News - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 16:35

India braces as Tropical Cyclone Fani approaches the country’s east coast

Hera’s APEX CubeSat will reveal the stuff that asteroids are made of

ESA Top News - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 14:19

From Earth asteroids appear as little more than dots in the sky. Europe’s miniature APEX spacecraft will operate as a mineral prospector in deep space, surveying the make-up of its target asteroids down to individual boulders, helping prepare the way for future mining missions.

Observing Gaia from Earth to improve its star maps

ESA Top News - Thu, 02/05/2019 - 14:00

While ESA’s Gaia mission has been surveying more than one billion stars from space, astronomers have been regularly monitoring the satellite’s position in the sky with telescopes across the world, including the European Southern Observatory in Chile, to further refine Gaia’s orbit and ultimately improve the accuracy of its stellar census.

Pan-STARRS Across the Lagoon

APOD - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 16:00

Ridges of glowing interstellar gas and Ridges of glowing interstellar gas and


Eye on the sky

ESA Top News - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 13:10

Technology image of the week: This small fisheye camera atop ESA’s technical heart keeps a constant watch out for incoming fireballs

Hera’s CubeSat to perform first radar probe of an asteroid

ESA Top News - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 11:22

Small enough to be an aircraft carry-on, the Juventas spacecraft nevertheless has big mission goals. Once in orbit around its target body, Juventas will unfurl an antenna larger than itself, to perform the very first subsurface radar survey of an asteroid.

Swarm helps explain Earth’s magnetic jerks

ESA Top News - Wed, 01/05/2019 - 11:18

Our protective magnetic field is always restless, but every now and then something weird happens – it jerks. Although scientists have known about these rapid shifts for some 40 years, the reason why they occur has remained a frustrating mystery, until now.

Smart particles

ESA Top News - Tue, 30/04/2019 - 17:15

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Undercover agents mimic the behaviour of molecules

The Shape of the Southern Crab

APOD - Tue, 30/04/2019 - 14:00

The Shape of the Southern Crab The Shape of the Southern Crab


Now what?

ESA Top News - Tue, 30/04/2019 - 12:45

Some day in the future, an asteroid might be detected heading toward our home planet. What on Earth happens next? Our new infographic highlights the international response process

Scientists get to the bottom of a ‘spitting’ black hole

ESA Top News - Mon, 29/04/2019 - 16:00

Data from ESA’s Integral high-energy observatory have helped shed light on the workings of a mysterious black hole found spitting out ‘bullets’ of plasma while rotating through space. 

Gaia’s new asteroids

ESA Top News - Mon, 29/04/2019 - 13:40

Space Science Image of the Week: While charting the stars, Gaia also observes asteroids and occasionally spots new ones

Meteors, Comet, and Big Dipper over La Palma

APOD - Mon, 29/04/2019 - 12:00

Meteor showers are caused by streams of solid particles, Meteor showers are caused by streams of solid particles,


Protecting our planet

ESA Top News - Mon, 29/04/2019 - 09:30

Asteroid impact 2028: In a fictional dramatisation, ESA has been monitoring an asteroid en route to strike Earth, although a crucial piece of information - where it might hit - is not yet clear
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