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X-ray specs

Technology image of the week: ESA’s 7.5 tonne X-ray machine for seeing into space parts To source

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Europa’s blood-red scars

Space Science Image of the Week: The criss-crossing scars marking the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa in this Galileo image look disturbingly biological To source

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Counting stars with Gaia

This image, based on housekeeping data from ESA’s Gaia satellite, is no ordinary depiction of the heavens. While the image portrays the outline of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, and of its neighbouring Magellanic Clouds, it was obtained in a rather unusual way. To source

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Telescopes focus on target of ESA’s asteroid mission

Telescopes around the globe recently homed in on one point in the sky, observing the paired Didymos asteroids – the target for ESA’s proposed Asteroid Impact Mission. The 800 m-diameter main body is orbited by a 170 m moon, informally dubbed Didymoon. The duo were more favourably placed from March until early June for studies. To […]

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