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Beijing

Earth observation image of the week: with the Chinese calendar rolling over into a new year today, the Sentinel-2 mission offers us a view of the country’s capital To source

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Asteroid Day takes off

Asteroid Day takes off

ESA specialists will join international experts to kick off 2018 Asteroid Day activities. Watch a Google Hangout 15 February at 17:00 CET. Questions via #AsteroidDay2018 To source

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Meteor arrival

Meteor arrival

Five years ago today, 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. To source

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Space radiation on Earth

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

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Clyde Foster

In June 1975, Marshall management named Clyde Foster to the position of director of the Equal Opportunity Office where he directed and administered a comprehensive program to assure equal opportunity in the conduct of all operations undertaken by the Center and its contractors. To source

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Island heart

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

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Olympian view

Technology image of the week: ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite surveys the site of the Winter Olympics To source

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