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Russian wildfires

Earth observation image of the week: wildfires in the boreal forests of eastern Russia, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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Mirror, mirror

Technology image of the week: a lightweight, silicon carbide mirror for space, under thermal vacuum–testing To source

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Dedicated control

Operations image of the week: In 1983, teams at ESA’s operations centre concentrated on flying Exosat, Europe’s first X-ray observatory satellite and one of the first with an on board computer To source

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Launching the drone

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano exploring places no human could go with robotic drone To source

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Star storm

Space Science Image of the Week: Aoife van Linden Tol, recipient of the first ESA–Ars Electronica residency, created this sketch while researching for her art–science project at ESA To source

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