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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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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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An icy mirage?

Space Science Image of the Week: Mars Express uses radar to penetrate the crust of the Red Planet and explore what lies beneath To source

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Storm hunter in position

The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, also known as the Space Storm Hunter, was installed today outside the European space laboratory Columbus. To source

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