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Week in Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
14 - 18 August 2017

NGC 2442: Galaxy in Volans

APOD - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 07:00

 Galaxy in Volans NGC 2442: Galaxy in Volans


Perseid by the Sea

APOD - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 07:00

Just after moonrise on August 12 this grain of cosmic sand Just after moonrise on August 12 this grain of cosmic sand


Stars, Gas, and Dust Battle in the Carina Nebula

APOD - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 07:00

Chaos reigns in the Carina Nebula where massive stars form and die. Chaos reigns in the Carina Nebula where massive stars form and die.


Charon Flyover from New Horizons

APOD - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 07:00

What if you could fly over Pluto's moon Charon -- what might you see? What if you could fly over Pluto's moon Charon -- what might you see?


Detailed View of a Solar Eclipse Corona

APOD - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 07:00

Only in the fleeting darkness of a total solar eclipse is the Only in the fleeting darkness of a total solar eclipse is the


A Day in the Life of a Human Sundial

APOD - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 07:00

Have you ever wanted to be a gnomon? Have you ever wanted to be a gnomon?


Perseids over the Pyrenees

APOD - Fri, 18/08/2017 - 07:00

Perseids over the Pyrenees Perseids over the Pyrenees


Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payouts

ESA Top News - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 12:51

For the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so that farmers can benefit from speedy insurance payouts.

ESA’s Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses

ESA Top News - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 10:07

Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday’s total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes – thanks to a pioneering ESA space mission.

A Total Solar Eclipse of Saros 145

APOD - Thu, 17/08/2017 - 06:00

A darkened sky holds bright planet Venus, the New Moon in A darkened sky holds bright planet Venus, the New Moon in


Night of the Perseids

APOD - Wed, 16/08/2017 - 17:00

Night of the Perseids Night of the Perseids


Canned space

ESA Top News - Wed, 16/08/2017 - 10:01

Technology image of the week: Europe’s largest vacuum chamber, used to test satellites before they fly

Circular formation

ESA Top News - Tue, 15/08/2017 - 16:28

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Expedition 52/53 crew on the International Space Station

August's Lunar Eclipse

APOD - Tue, 15/08/2017 - 15:00

August's Full Moon is framed in this sharp, August's Full Moon is framed in this sharp,


Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System

ESA Top News - Tue, 15/08/2017 - 09:00

Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.

Density Waves in Saturn's Rings from Cassini

APOD - Mon, 14/08/2017 - 13:00

What causes the patterns in Saturn's rings?  What causes the patterns in Saturn's rings?


Space eclipse

ESA Top News - Mon, 14/08/2017 - 08:24

Space Science Image of the Week: Get ready for the total solar eclipse next week

Spiral Galaxy NGC 1512: The Inner Ring

APOD - Sun, 13/08/2017 - 12:00

Most galaxies don't have any rings -- why does this galaxy have two? Most galaxies don't have any rings -- why does this galaxy have two?


Milky Way and Exploding Meteor

APOD - Sat, 12/08/2017 - 10:00

Next weekend the Next weekend the


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