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Week In Images

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 14:30

Our week through the lens:
19-23 February 2018
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Earth from Space

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 09:05

Offering radar vision, Sentinel-1 takes us over the Bering Strait, where the sea ice is particularly low this winter
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Swarm trio becomes a quartet

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 13:09

With the aim of making the best possible use of existing satellites, ESA and Canada have made a deal that turns Swarm into a four-satellite mission to shed even more light on space weather and features such as the aurora borealis.

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Goonhilly goes deep space

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 07:00

Until now, if you’re an entrepreneur planning future missions beyond Earth, you’d have to ask a big space agency to borrow their deep-space antennas. Now, thanks to the UK’s county of Cornwall and ESA, you’ll have a commercial option, too.

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Carbon cycle

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 14:01

Discover how satellites and ESA are helping to improve our understanding of the carbon cycle and its role in climate change
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Waterbeds simulate weightlessness to help Skinsuits combat back pain in space

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:15

Astronauts tend to become taller in weightlessness – causing back pain and making it difficult to fit into spacesuits. Astronauts may be more likely to suffer from ‘slipped discs’ after landing.

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Surfing complete

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:00

Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA’s ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane.

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Hyper-impact

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 09:15

Technology image of the week: what looks like a mushroom cloud turned sideways is actually a bullet piercing a spacecraft shield
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White space science

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 15:55

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Far from home and under stress – using Antarctica for space exploration
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Ensuring fresh air for all

Tue, 20/02/2018 - 06:20

A start-up company from an ESA business incubator is offering affordable air-quality monitors for homes, schools and businesses using technology it developed for the International Space Station.

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Off-piste

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 09:45

Space Science Image of the Week: These enticing peaks in the outer Solar System would challenge even skilled Olympic skiers
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Croatia signs Cooperation Agreement

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 09:31

The Republic of Croatia signed a Cooperation Agreement with ESA on 19 February 2018. This agreement will allow Croatia and ESA to create the framework for a more intensive and concrete cooperation related to ESA programmes and activities.

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Week In Images

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 14:10

Our week through the lens:
12-16 February 2018
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Earth from Space

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 09:05

With the Chinese calendar rolling over into a new year today, we take a look at a Sentinel-2 image of Beijing, the capital of China
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Asteroid Day takes off

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 11:00

Replay: On 15 February, ESA specialists joined astronauts, scientists and international experts to kick off 2018 Asteroid Day activities
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Meteor arrival

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 08:15

Five years ago, a small, previously unknown asteroid entered Earth's atmosphere at 66 000 km/h and exploded high above Chelyabinsk, Russia, with 20–30 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
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Space radiation on Earth

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 08:10

Operations image of the week: A new particle accelerator will help engineers protect astronauts and sensitive spacecraft electronics against destructive cosmic radiation
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Island heart

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 09:45

For Valentine’s Day we bring you a satellite image of a little heart-shaped island in the Arabian Sea
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Olympian view

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 08:55

Technology image of the week: ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite surveys the site of the Winter Olympics
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From ESA with love

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 06:05

A heartwarming design now in the ESAshop
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