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Ready for launch

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen testing his spacesuit before launch on 2 September To source

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ESO and ESA Directors General sign cooperation agreement

ESO and ESA Directors General sign Cooperation Agreement

On 20 August 2015 the Director General of ESO, Tim de Zeeuw, and the Director General of ESA, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, signed a cooperation agreement between the two organisations at ESO’s offices in Santiago, Chile. The ESA Director General was accompanied by Álvaro Giménez, Director of Science and Robotic Exploration at ESA, and Fabio Favata, Head […]

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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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