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Egg Island

ESA Top News - Fri, 30/03/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: since it’s Easter, let’s have a look at this Sentinel-2 image of Egg Island – get it?

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 30/03/2018 - 09:05

In this edition, Sentinel-2 treats us to a gorgeous picture of Egg Island in the Bahamas

NGC 602 and Beyond

APOD - Fri, 30/03/2018 - 07:00

Near the outskirts of the Near the outskirts of the


Sharpless 249 and the Jellyfish Nebula

APOD - Thu, 29/03/2018 - 18:00

Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in


First test success for largest Mars mission parachute

ESA Top News - Thu, 29/03/2018 - 09:00

The largest parachute ever to fly on a Mars mission has been deployed in the first of a series of tests to prepare for the upcoming ExoMars mission that will deliver a rover and a surface science platform to the Red Planet.

Spotted in space

ESA Top News - Thu, 29/03/2018 - 08:15

Operations image of the week: China’s Tinagong-1 space station seen in orbit in a radar image just days before its expected reentry

NGC 253: Dusty Island Universe

APOD - Wed, 28/03/2018 - 16:00

 Dusty Island Universe NGC 253: Dusty Island Universe


Proba-1 pyramid spotting

ESA Top News - Wed, 28/03/2018 - 10:00

Technology image of the week: ESA’s longest Earth-observing mission surveys Egypt’s famous pyramids

Camera Orion

APOD - Tue, 27/03/2018 - 15:00

Do you recognize this constellation? Do you recognize this constellation?


In the Dragon's den

ESA Top News - Tue, 27/03/2018 - 13:30

Human Spaceflight and exploration image of the week: Atmosphere monitor awaits launch to the International Space Station inside a Dragon supply vehicle

A space window to electrifying science

ESA Top News - Mon, 26/03/2018 - 13:51

Lightning triggers powerful electrical bursts in Earth’s atmosphere almost every second. The inner workings of these magnificent forces of nature are still unknown, but a rare observation by an ESA astronaut gave a boost to the science community. A European detector will take on the challenge of hunting for thunderstorms from space next week.

Chicagohenge: Equinox in an Aligned City

APOD - Mon, 26/03/2018 - 13:00

Sometimes, in a way, Chicago is like a modern Sometimes, in a way, Chicago is like a modern


Star-forming filaments

ESA Top News - Mon, 26/03/2018 - 08:35

Space Science Image of the Week: Herschel views chaotic web of gas filaments peppered with bright star-forming hotspots in the Galactic plane

The Nebra Sky Disk

APOD - Sun, 25/03/2018 - 11:00

Some consider it the oldest known illustration of the night sky. Some consider it the oldest known illustration of the night sky.


Rotating Moon from LRO

APOD - Sat, 24/03/2018 - 09:00

No one, presently, sees the Moon rotate like this. No one, presently, sees the Moon rotate like this.


Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/03/2018 - 15:10

Our week through the lens:
19-23 March 2018

Sentinel-3B launch preparations in full swing

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/03/2018 - 14:18

With the Sentinel-3B satellite now at the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and liftoff set for 25 April, engineers are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe’s next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.

Netherlands ice

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/03/2018 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 view of rare ice in the Netherlands

Earth from space

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/03/2018 - 10:05

Sentinel-2 treats us to a view of rare ice in the Netherlands in this week's edition

The Crab from Space

APOD - Fri, 23/03/2018 - 07:00

The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on The Crab Nebula is cataloged as M1, the first object on


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