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X-ray kaleidoscope

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Space Science Image of the Week: Stellar remnants in the Messier 83 galaxy put on a spectacular light show observed by ESA’s XMM-Newton

This is ESA

Fri, 23/08/2019 - 10:01

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Week in images

Fri, 23/08/2019 - 09:47

Our week through the lens:
19 - 23 August 2019

Seeking innovative ideas for exploring lunar caves

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

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

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

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

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

A space cocktail of science, bubbles and sounds

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.

Mirror to mirror

Mon, 19/08/2019 - 09:00

Space Science Image of the Week: Successful deployment of Webb’s secondary mirror marks major milestone for the revolutionary new observatory

Moving on Mars

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 14:10

How the ExoMars rover will overcome obstacles and dunes on the Red Planet

Week in images

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 10:03

Our week through the lens:
12 - 16 August 2019

To boldly go, again

Thu, 15/08/2019 - 16:04

The award-winning Space Rocks returns to the indigo at The O2 in London on 21 September for another celebration of space science and engineering, along with the art, music and science fiction inspired by it, presented by Twin V Ltd in association with ESA.

First DJ in space

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 16:25

In partnership with Big City Beats, ESA's Luca Parmitano rocks Ibiza from orbit

The first DJ in space

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 15:33

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano made space (and music) history on 13 August when he broadcast the first DJ music set from orbit, performing to an audience of over 3000 people as part of the BigCityBeats WORLD CLUB DOME Cruise Edition.

Space symphony

Tue, 13/08/2019 - 11:16

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ‘Space Station Earth’ makes its world premiere at Stockholm Culture Festival

An unexpected companion

Mon, 12/08/2019 - 13:45

Space Science Image of the Week: Unusually large chunk of debris orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko spotted in Rosetta imagery

Week in images

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 14:15

Our week through the lens:
5 - 9 August 2019

Dark meets light on Mars

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:00

ESA’s Mars Express has captured the cosmic contrast of Terra Cimmeria, a region in the southern highlands of Mars marked by impact craters, water-carved valleys, and sand and dust in numerous chocolate and caramel hues.

EDRS-C launched!

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 21:33

Ariane 5 lifted off from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana to place the second EDRS satellite in its planned orbit