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A cautionary tail

Operations image of the week: comet Swift–Tuttle leaves in its wake a trail of cometary debris — the cause of the annual Perseids meteor showers and a reminder of Earth’s vulnerable position in space To source

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Aeolus sealed from view

As preparations for the launch of ESA’s latest Earth Explorer continue on track, the team at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana has bid farewell to the Aeolus satellite as it was sealed from view in its Vega rocket fairing. Liftoff is set for 21 August at 21:20 GMT (23:20 CEST). To source

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Visit Europe's Space Coast

Technology image of the week: a rare dune-side aerial view of ESA’s ESTEC technical centre on the Dutch coast, the location of ESA’s annual Open Day on Sunday 7 October. To source

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Dusty deities

Space Science Image of the Week: Rosetta spent two years mapping the dusty, uneven surface of its celestial target, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko To source

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Recipe for a spacewalk

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen may be stationed on the ground, but his expertise was vital to the recent spacewalk of two NASA astronauts, Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold. From maintaining constant radio contact on the day, to simulating activities underwater and planning for emergencies months in advance, he shares what it takes to make a […]

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Take the Challenge

Join space via the ESA Grand Challenge offering prizes to teams bringing solutions to complex problems on Earth and in space. Read more about the first contest sponsored by Metalysis To source

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