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Millions of Stars in Omega Centauri

APOD - Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

Globular star cluster Globular star cluster


NGC 1499: The California Nebula

APOD - Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy,


Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945

APOD - Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen


The Orion You Can Almost See

APOD - Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

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


Animation: Spiral Disk around a Black Hole

APOD - Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

What would it look like to orbit a black hole? What would it look like to orbit a black hole?


Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna

APOD - Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

What's happening above that volcano? What's happening above that volcano?


Leaving Earth

APOD - Sun, 25/08/2019 - 09:00

What it would look like to leave planet Earth? What it would look like to leave planet Earth?


Human as Spaceship

APOD - Sat, 24/08/2019 - 07:00

You are a spaceship soaring through the universe. You are a spaceship soaring through the universe.


1901 Photograph: The Orion Nebula

APOD - Fri, 23/08/2019 - 18:00

By the turn of the 20th century advances in photography By the turn of the 20th century advances in photography


This is ESA

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/08/2019 - 10:01

How much do you know about ESA?
There's always more to discover...

Week in images

ESA Top News - Fri, 23/08/2019 - 09:47

Our week through the lens:
19 - 23 August 2019

The Elephant s Trunk Nebula in Cepheus

APOD - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 16:00

Like an illustration in a galactic Like an illustration in a galactic


The Perseids and the Plough

APOD - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 14:00

Despite interfering moonlight, many denizens of planet Earth were able Despite interfering moonlight, many denizens of planet Earth were able


Seeking innovative ideas for exploring lunar caves

ESA Top News - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 10:09

How would you design a system to detect, map and explore caves on the Moon? Our latest hunt for ideas is seeking novel initiatives that address this question.

Gran Canaria wildfire

ESA Top News - Wed, 21/08/2019 - 09:16

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captures the blaze on the island of Gran Canaria, one of Spain’s Canary Islands

Thomas Pesquet on a new underwater lunar adventure

ESA Top News - Tue, 20/08/2019 - 17:17

Over the next two weeks ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai will take part in a new NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission off the coast of California, USA, to assess concepts for undersea training that will aid our next steps on the Moon.

All instruments onboard Rosalind Franklin rover

ESA Top News - Tue, 20/08/2019 - 14:00

The full suite of scientific instruments, including cameras that will give us our eyes on Mars, the drill that will retrieve pristine soil samples from below the surface, and the onboard laboratory that will seek out signs of life are all installed on the ExoMars rover.

Pass the basalt

ESA Top News - Tue, 20/08/2019 - 13:23

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano installs the BioRock experiment on the International Space Station

Saturn Behind the Moon

APOD - Tue, 20/08/2019 - 12:00

What's that next to the Moon? What's that next to the Moon?


A space cocktail of science, bubbles and sounds

ESA Top News - Mon, 19/08/2019 - 14:59

The International Space Station was again the stage for novel European science and routine operations during the first half of August. Plenty of action in the form of bubbles and sounds added to the mix in the run-up to a spacewalk and the comings and goings of visiting vehicles.

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