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The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn

APOD - Sat, 17/11/2018 - 13:00

The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn The Hill, The Moon, and Saturn


Comet 46P Wirtanen

APOD - Sat, 17/11/2018 - 13:00

Comet 46P Wirtanen Comet 46P Wirtanen


The Cave Nebula in Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Sulfur

APOD - Sat, 17/11/2018 - 13:00

What's inside this cosmic cave? What's inside this cosmic cave?


Rotating Asteroid Bennu from OSIRIS REx

APOD - Sat, 17/11/2018 - 13:00

Could this close-by asteroid ever hit the Earth? Could this close-by asteroid ever hit the Earth?


The Lagoon Nebula is Stars, Gas, and Dust

APOD - Sat, 17/11/2018 - 13:00

The majestic The majestic


Astronaut Exploring: An Apollo 15 Panorama

APOD - Sat, 17/11/2018 - 13:00

What would it be like to explore the Moon? What would it be like to explore the Moon?


The Tarantula Nebula

APOD - Sat, 17/11/2018 - 13:00

The Tarantula Nebula The Tarantula Nebula


ɸ-week highlights

ESA Top News - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 17:20

As ESA’s ɸ-week draws to a close, let’s take a look at some of the ɸ-week highlights

ɸ and citizens

ESA Top News - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 15:00

As ESA’s ɸ-week draws to a close, it’s worth remembering that the science and technology involved in observing our planet from space isn’t entirely for the preserve of experts. With a growing interest in the environment and the climate, there are plenty of opportunities for the general public to take part.

Microlaunchers: new ways to access space

ESA Top News - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 13:40

Access to space was in the spotlight at this week's Φ event which followed an ESA-hosted workshop on Europe’s emerging microlaunch services held in Paris, France for industry, investors and institutions.

What is ɸ?

ESA Top News - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 11:56

Josef Aschbacher, ESA's Director of Earth Observation Programmes, explains his concept of ɸ

The Old Moon in the Young Moon's Arms

APOD - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 11:00

Tonight the Moon is Tonight the Moon is


ɸ and commercialisation

ESA Top News - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 10:10

The main focus of day four at ESA’s ɸ-week was on the opportunities Earth observation can bring to business and the economy

Electric blue thrusters propelling BepiColombo to Mercury

ESA Top News - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 09:34

In mid-December, twin discs will begin glowing blue on the underside of a minibus-sized spacecraft in deep space. At that moment Europe and Japan’s BepiColombo mission will have just come a crucial step closer to Mercury.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

ESA Top News - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 08:45

It may not be your actual Superman, but participants to ESA’s ɸ-week are certainly embracing some ‘superhero’ ideas for the future of Earth observation, including high-flying platforms – something between a satellite and an aircraft.

App to the Moon

ESA Top News - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 23:12

It is magnificently quiet at the rim of the lunar crater. Nearly 400 000 km away from Earth, the silence and vastness of the unknown terrain can be overwhelming. Yet our moonwalker does not feel alone.

ɸ and future EO

ESA Top News - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 10:05

The excitement and enthusiasm at ESA’s ɸ-week continues with participants exploring the wealth of new opportunities on the horizon

Little Planet Lookout

APOD - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 09:00

Little Planet Lookout Little Planet Lookout


Space making the virtual a reality

ESA Top News - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 06:41

What do astronauts, Pokémon, wildlife park rangers and surgeons all have in common?

Harnessing artificial intelligence for sustainability goals

ESA Top News - Wed, 14/11/2018 - 17:19

As ESA’s ɸ-week continues to provoke and inspire participants on new ways of using Earth observation for monitoring our world to benefit the citizens of today and of the future, it is clear that artificial intelligence is set to play an important role.

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