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Palm oil plantations

Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 captures palm oil plantations in East Kalimantan – the Indonesian part of the island Borneo To source

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Powering the future with lunar soil

Powering the future with lunar soil

Building a lunar base would be one of the next logical steps in our exploration of the Solar System, but the survival of a future crew depends on access to a reliable source of energy. An ESA Discovery & Preparation study explored how lunar regolith – the dust, soil and rock on the Moon’s surface […]

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Building a toolkit for the Moon

As the world celebrates 50 years since the first lunar landing, the team at ESA’s astronaut centre is looking to the future of lunar exploration. This includes developing prototypes for rock and soil sampling equipment to be used on the Moon. To source

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The Moon camera

Hasselblad cameras are synonymous with the Apollo missions. We visited Gothenburg to find out how a Swedish camera made it to the Moon. To source

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