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Canned space

Technology image of the week: Europe’s largest vacuum chamber, used to test satellites before they fly To source

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Sneak peek in colour

A preview of Gaia’s sky in colour provides a taste of the full-colour map of more than a billion stars that will be released next year To source

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Circular formation

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Expedition 52/53 crew on the International Space Station To source

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Sweltering south

Southern Europe is in the grip of a heatwave, fuelling wildfires and water shortages. Information from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite has been used to map the sweltering heat across the region To source

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Greenland wildfire

Greenland is usually associated with ice and snow, but over the last couple of weeks a wildfire, captured here by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, has been raging in the western part of the country To source

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