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Holey moly

ESA Top News - 1 hour 55 min ago

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Aorounga impact crater in Chad imaged from space by ESA astronaut Tim Peake

Anticrepuscular Rays Converge Opposite the Sun

APOD - 7 hours 30 min ago

Anticrepuscular Rays Converge Opposite the Sun Anticrepuscular Rays Converge Opposite the Sun


Carina Nebula Panorama from Hubble

APOD - 7 hours 30 min ago

How do violent stars affect their surroundings? How do violent stars affect their surroundings?


Ares 3 Landing Site: The Martian Revisited

APOD - 7 hours 30 min ago

 The Martian Revisited Ares 3 Landing Site: The Martian Revisited


Sunset Analemma

APOD - 7 hours 30 min ago

Today, the Today, the


A View Toward M106

APOD - 7 hours 30 min ago

Big, bright, beautiful Big, bright, beautiful


Our Galaxys Magnetic Center

APOD - 7 hours 30 min ago

What's the magnetic field like in the center of our Milky Way Galaxy? What's the magnetic field like in the center of our Milky Way Galaxy?


25 Brightest Stars in the Night Sky

APOD - 7 hours 30 min ago

Do you know the names of some of the brightest stars? Do you know the names of some of the brightest stars?


ESA marks Asteroid Day on 30 June

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/06/2019 - 15:44

ESA will be participating in this year’s Asteroid Day, the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across space, taking place on Sunday, 30 June.

Raikoke spits ash

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/06/2019 - 15:41

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission captured the unexpected ash plumes of the Raikoke volcano erupting

Join our asteroid hunt

ESA Top News - Mon, 24/06/2019 - 10:30

Space Science Image of the Week: Spot the trails left by asteroids in archive images from the Hubble Space Telescope

Strawberry Moon over the Temple of Poseidon

APOD - Mon, 24/06/2019 - 07:00

Did you see the full moon last night? Did you see the full moon last night?


Milky Way over Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent

APOD - Sun, 23/06/2019 - 18:00

To see the feathered serpent To see the feathered serpent


Unusual Mountain Ahuna Mons on Asteroid Ceres

APOD - Sat, 22/06/2019 - 16:00

What created this unusual mountain? What created this unusual mountain?


Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/06/2019 - 14:32

Our week through the lens:
17 - 21 June 2019

Stereo Helene

APOD - Fri, 21/06/2019 - 14:00

Get out your Get out your


Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/06/2019 - 09:05

In this week's edition, Copernicus Sentinel-1 takes us over the Lena River Delta in Russia

Lena River Delta

ESA Top News - Fri, 21/06/2019 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-1 captures the largest delta in the Arctic

Ariane 5’s second launch of 2019

ESA Top News - Thu, 20/06/2019 - 23:19

An Ariane 5 has delivered the T-16 and Eutelsat-7C telecom satellites into their planned orbits.

Spaceship Concordia

ESA Top News - Thu, 20/06/2019 - 13:03

Science for the benefit of space exploration does not only happen off planet. While some studies require the weightless isolation of the International Space Station, another location provides the right conditions for investigating the consequences of spaceflight, and it is right here on Earth.

The 2018 crew of Concordia research station in Antarctica recently returned to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne to wrap up their time as researchers and subjects at Earth’s most remote outpost. 

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