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Northeastern Europe

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 image over the Baltic Sea and surrounding countries, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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Lunar Module at Tranquility Base

This photograph of the Lunar Module at Tranquility Base was taken by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission, from the rim of Little West Crater on the lunar surface. Armstrong’s shadow and the shadow of the camera are visible in the foreground. This is the furthest distance from the lunar module traveled by either […]

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Simplifying complexity

Operations image of the week: For ESA’s flight dynamics team, a simple, low-tech white board is a good way to track the progress of aerobraking manoeuvres at Mars To source

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July 14 Solar Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection

A medium-sized (M2) solar flare and a coronal mass ejection erupted from the same, large active region of the sun on July 14, 2017. The flare lasted almost two hours, quite a long duration. The coils arcing over this active region are particles spiraling along magnetic field lines. To source

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Supersonic landfall

Technology image of the week: This test parachute deployed at supersonic velocity, demonstrating Europe’s capability to land safely from space To source

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