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Week in images

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 14:45

Our week through the lens:
11 - 15 February 2019

Earth from Space

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 14:45

For Valentine’s week, Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us to one of the most romantic destinations in the world: the Maldives

Astronaut photography benefiting the planet

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 14:23

When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads, they are doing much more than just taking pretty pictures. They are looking after the health of our planet and, ultimately, us too.

Maldive jewels

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 brings you jewels of the Maldives for Valentine’s week

Tough love

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 10:20

Operations image of the week: On Valentine's Day, the message is clear - loving our planet means cleaning it up, and that includes the orbital pathways on which much of our modern way of life depends

Fall in love

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 09:30

It’s easy to take our home planet for granted, but sit back and enjoy this sequence of stunning images from space and fall in love all over again

Tree counter

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 09:05

Technology image of the week: ESA’s Biomass mission will use advanced radar to survey all the forests on Earth, and help sharpen climate change forecasts

Shrinking heart

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 08:30

This heart-shaped body of water may look cute for Valentine’s Day but just as love sometimes fades, this emerald sea is withering away. 

From Earth with love

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 14:25

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Earth shows us its sentimental side with this heart-shaped lake in Mongolia

Loving big

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 08:50

Since it’s Valentine’s Day soon, we’re all feeling romantic and so we bring you this image of a heart-shaped lake in Argentina – and like all love, it’s special.

Welcome home

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 09:25

Space Science Image of the Week: Our space science missions love coming back to Earth for gravity slingshots to far flung destinations

Love our Planet

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 08:26

This year, make Earth your Valentine!

Island love

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 08:12

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we will soon be expressing our love to those nearest and dearest – and maybe that can include our beautiful home planet, after all it needs all the love and care it can get.

Swarm helps pinpoint new magnetic north for smartphones

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 15:45

Since it was first measured in 1831, we have known that the magnetic north is constantly on the move. However, its tendency to slowly roam has stepped up a pace recently – so much so that the World Magnetic Model has had to be updated urgently with the pole’s new location, vital for navigation on smartphones, for example. ESA’s magnetic field Swarm mission has been key for this update.

Week in images

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
4 - 8 February 2019

New research opportunities on International Space Station

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 13:43

European research has been a part of the International Space Station since the very first expeditions to our orbiting science facility in 2001.

Science with(out) gravity

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:40

Infographics: Apply to run an experiment in one of ESA's many platforms and facilities for spaceflight research

Earth from Space

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:05

In this week's edition, we explore part of Northeast Kenya with Copernicus Sentinel-2A

Northeast Kenya

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the arid land of northeast Kenya

Flying under Aeolus

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 08:10

Scientists have been busy calibrating ESA’s Aeolus wind mission, which involves flying an aircraft under the satellite’s path