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Italian Alps and plains

ESA Top News - Fri, 01/06/2018 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over northern Italy, from the Alps and Lake Maggiore to the city of Milan

Titan: Moon over Saturn

APOD - Fri, 01/06/2018 - 07:00

Like Earth's moon, Like Earth's moon,


Galaxies Away

APOD - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 18:00

This stunning group of galaxies is far, far away, This stunning group of galaxies is far, far away,


Rosetta science continues

ESA Top News - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 16:00

Find out how investigations of Comet 67P will help guide future cometary exploration in this ESA Web TV interview from the 49th Rosetta science workshop

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano to be Space Station commander on his next flight

ESA Top News - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 14:43

Next year ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is returning to the International Space Station for his second mission and he will be acting as commander of the weightless research outpost during the second part of his flight.

Horizons ingress

ESA Top News - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 10:00

Watch ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst enter the International Space Station on 8 June - live coverage from 14:30 GMT (16:30 CEST)

Asteroids close up

ESA Top News - Thu, 31/05/2018 - 09:55

Operations image of the week: In time for international Asteroid Day on 30 June, a new artist's impression of ESA's Hera mission, being studied to help test whether humans can deflect threatening asteroids

The Gum Nebula Expanse

APOD - Wed, 30/05/2018 - 16:00

Named for a cosmic cloud hunter, Australian astronomer Named for a cosmic cloud hunter, Australian astronomer


Customs crew

ESA Top News - Wed, 30/05/2018 - 11:25

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: The Expedition 56/57 astronauts and their backup pose in Cosmonauts Alley in Baikonur

Small, but tracks planets

ESA Top News - Wed, 30/05/2018 - 09:00

Technology image of the week: Small satellites like ESA’s Cheops planet-watcher are put under the spotlight at an international symposium this week

Red Planet rover set for extreme environment workout

ESA Top News - Tue, 29/05/2018 - 15:00

A representative model of the ExoMars rover that will land on Mars in 2021 is beginning a demanding test campaign that will ensure it can survive the rigours of launch and landing, as well as operations under the environmental conditions of Mars. 

Spiral Galaxy NGC 4038 in Collision

APOD - Tue, 29/05/2018 - 14:00

This galaxy is having a bad millennium. This galaxy is having a bad millennium.


Sentinel-1 warns of refugee island flood risk

ESA Top News - Tue, 29/05/2018 - 13:35

In what the UN describes as the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, almost
700 000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh since August 2017. With the Bangladesh government proposing a vulnerable low-lying island as a relocation site for thousands, Sentinel-1 data have shown how unsuitable this site would be.

Craters and Shadows at the Lunar Terminator

APOD - Mon, 28/05/2018 - 12:00

Why does the right part of this image of the Moon stand out? Why does the right part of this image of the Moon stand out?


Jupiter Cloud Animation from Juno

APOD - Sun, 27/05/2018 - 10:00

How do Jupiter's clouds move? How do Jupiter's clouds move?


In the Heart of the Tarantula Nebula

APOD - Sat, 26/05/2018 - 08:00

In the heart of monstrous In the heart of monstrous


Settling in

ESA Top News - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 16:35

Space Science Image of the Week: The BepiColombo spacecraft unpacked at their new home at the Spaceport

Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 14:15

Our week through the lens:
21 - 25 May 2018

Student Hyperloop motor tested at ESA

ESA Top News - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 12:51

Dutch students due to compete in Elon Musk’s high-speed ‘Hyperloop’ challenge this July subjected their motor module to near-vacuum conditions within ESA’s technical heart.

Sentinels modernise Europe’s agricultural policy

ESA Top News - Fri, 25/05/2018 - 11:00

In a move that could benefit around 22 million farmers, the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy has entered the space age. Offering detailed and timely information on crops and farmland, the Copernicus Sentinels are now being used to simplify and modernise this longest-serving EU policy.

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