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Best of Blue Dot

The 32 best images taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station as voted by his Facebook followers To source

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Threading the Milky Way

These three new images of huge filamentary structures of gas and dust from ESA’s Herschel space observatory reveal how matter is distributed across our Galaxy, the Milky Way. To source

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Wired for Sun

Technology image of the week: cabling for the testing of ESA’s Mercury mission, photographed by artist Edgar Martins To source

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Ariane 5’s second launch of 2015

An Ariane 5 lifted off last night from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana and delivered two telecom satellites into their planned orbits. The launch of flight VA223 occurred on 27 May at 21:16 GMT (23:16 CEST, 18:16 local time). To source

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Schools at Mars

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: The first images acquired by Mars Express based on imaging proposals from schools in 12 countries To source

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Selfies with Earth

Space Science Image of the Week: Fifteen years ago, XMM-Newton took a series of mesmerising self-portraits with our planet To source

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Cambodian rivers

Earth observation image of the week: a flooded landscape in Cambodia between the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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