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Final days on Earth

Sealed from view and poised high: watch the timelapse of Sentinel-2A’s encapsulation and integration on the Vega rocket To source

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San Francisco Bay Area

Earth observation image of the week: the San Francisco Bay Area in the US state of California, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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Bourget 2015

Invisible rain

Technology image of the week: VIP visitors to the ESA pavilion at Le Bourget peer into a ‘cloud chamber’, revealing otherwise invisible cosmic ray tracks To source

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Dissolving Titan

Saturn’s moon Titan is home to seas and lakes filled with liquid hydrocarbons, but what makes the depressions they lie in? A new study suggests that the moon’s surface dissolves in a similar process that creates sinkholes on Earth. To source

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