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Space2Health: the hackathon

ESA Top News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 16:44

What better way to show your love of science than entering a hackathon? Organised by the Merck science and technology company, alongside ESA, the Space2Health hackathon recently attracted a set of talented individuals who crunched numbers in a 24-hour event to find the best solution to one of the set challenges.

Testing for Mars

ESA Top News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 13:20

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Underground excavation

Watching Ophelia

ESA Top News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 10:20

Sentinel-3A took Ophelia’s temperature as the storm moved towards the British Isles

Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds

ESA Top News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 10:00

An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as a science instrument, providing a global survey of unusual high-altitude cloud features on the Red Planet.

ESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite

ESA Top News - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 08:39

Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by Airbus, carries new technologies developed through ESA-led projects, including fully articulated thruster arms.

GW170817: A Spectacular Multiradiation

APOD - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 06:00

Both gravitational and electromagnetic radiations have been detected in Both gravitational and electromagnetic radiations have been detected in


On the Origin of Gold

APOD - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 06:00

Where did the Where did the


All Sky Steve

APOD - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 06:00

All Sky Steve All Sky Steve


Under the Galaxy

APOD - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 06:00

Under the Galaxy Under the Galaxy


NGC 1365: Majestic Island Universe

APOD - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 06:00

Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic Barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365 is truly a majestic


Star Cluster NGC 362 from Hubble

APOD - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 06:00

If our Sun were near the center of NGC 362, the If our Sun were near the center of NGC 362, the


Haumea of the Outer Solar System

APOD - Tue, 17/10/2017 - 06:00

One of the strangest objects in the outer Solar System has recently been found to have a ring. One of the strangest objects in the outer Solar System has recently been found to have a ring.


Integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 15:00

ESA’s Integral satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by the collision of two neutron stars.

ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 14:20

When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the ground. For the next six months, ESA will be leading the International Charter Space and Major Disasters as it brings information from satellites to the aid of the vulnerable. 

Sentinel-5P: satellite in excellent health

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 14:10

Launched last week, Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health.

Blue Mars

ESA Top News - Mon, 16/10/2017 - 11:00

Space Science Image of the Week: A cloudy day over volcanic Mars, captured by the ExoMars orbiter

Milky Way and Zodiacal Light over Australian Pinnacles

APOD - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 15:00

What strange world is this? What strange world is this?


Unusual Mountain Ahuna Mons on Asteroid Ceres

APOD - Sun, 15/10/2017 - 15:00

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


Dark Molecular Cloud Barnard 68

APOD - Sat, 14/10/2017 - 13:00

Where did all the stars go?  Where did all the stars go?


Week in Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 13/10/2017 - 16:31

Our week through the lens:
9-13 October 2017
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