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Filamentary cosmic cloud

Space Science Image of the Week: ESA’s Herschel space observatory has explored the turbulent depths of a large, dense, and dramatic cosmic cloud known as Mon R2 To source

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Chasing ice

Satellite images show that the fastest moving glacier in the world shed a chunk of ice measuring around 12.5 sq km this week – one of the most significant calving events on record. To source

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The tumultuous heart of our Galaxy

This new image of powerful remnants of dead stars and their mighty action on the surrounding gas from ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory reveals some of the most intense processes taking place at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. To source

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Call for Media: LISA Pathfinder leaving for launch site

Slated for launch by Vega in November, ESA’s gravitational-wave detection technology demonstrator is ready to begin launch preparations in September at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Members of the media are invited to join ESA and Airbus Defence and Space at IABG’s space test centre in Ottobrunn, near Munich, Germany, to get a final […]

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ESA’s next astronaut to go into space arrives at launch site

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, Soyuz spacecraft commander Sergei Volkov and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov arrived in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, yesterday. This is their last destination before heading to the International Space Station in the night of 2 September. The trio will spend their last two weeks on Earth with technicians and medical staff to make sure […]

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