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Earth from Space

Ahead of Earth Day, this edition features a Sentinel-2 image of a remote South Pacific island, which may look idyllic but is littered with tonnes of plastic To source

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Henderson Island

Earth observation image of the week: marking Earth Day, Sentinel-2 shows us a remote South Pacific island, which may look untouched by humans but is littered with tonnes of plastic To source

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Where is the Universe’s missing matter?

Astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have probed the gas-filled haloes around galaxies in a quest to find ‘missing’ matter thought to reside there, but have come up empty-handed – so where is it? To source

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Looking at Horizons

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst discusses Horizons mission during press conference To source

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Walking on the Moon – underwater

It’s one of the deepest ‘swimming pools’ in Europe, but for three years has been helping preparations for a human return to the Moon. ESA’s Neutral Buoyancy Facility at the European Astronaut Centre has been the site of the ‘Moondive’ study, using specially weighted spacesuits to simulate lunar gravity, which is just one sixth that […]

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