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Objects in the night

Objects in the night

Image: Skygazers across the Northern Hemisphere are being treated to stunning views of comet NEOWISE as it streaks past Earth. Amateur astrophotographer Javier Manteca got a bonus: the International Space Station and the comet are both seen transiting Madrid in this photo captured 11 July. Taken at dawn, the picture is a composition of 17 […]

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Join the third online Global Space Economic Workshop

On 16 July at 10:00 BST / 11.00 CEST, join the third online Global Space Economic Workshop (GSEW) to find out how ESA and the European Investment bank group can facilitate access to financial tools for the European space industrial community to overcome the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Join the discussion on ESA web TV […]

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Discover our new exoplanets collection

Discover our new exoplanets collection Ever wondered about the planets outside our Solar System? ESA missions such as Cheops will further our understanding of exoplanets! Discover this new collection featuring these other worlds and the missions that study them. To source

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Giant A-68 iceberg three years on

The colossus iceberg that split from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf on 12 July 2017 is now in the open waters of the South Atlantic near the South Orkney Islands, about 1050 km from its birthplace. Having lost two chunks of ice, this record berg is a little less huge than it once was – […]

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Non-space business? We want to hear from you

Are you a non-space business, then ESA is looking for your help! Take a 10-minute survey about the potential use of space-related technology in your business, and help us understand how best to serve your needs and aspirations.  To source

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Earth from Space: Bay of Naples

Video: 00:03:01 In this week’s edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission  takes us over the busy maritime traffic in the Bay of Naples, in southern Italy.See also Bay of Naples, Italy  to download the image. To source

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Aerosols from Saharan dust plume

Satellites track unusual Saharan dust plume

Every summer, the wind carries large amounts of desert dust particles from the hot and dry Sahara Desert in northern Africa across the Atlantic Ocean. Data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites and ESA’s Aeolus satellite show the extent of this year’s summer dust plume, dubbed ‘Godzilla,’ on its journey across the Atlantic. To source

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The Euclid space telescope is coming together

The Euclid space telescope is coming together

ESA’s Euclid mission has reached another milestone on its journey towards launch. Its two instruments are now built and fully tested. These have been delivered to Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France, where they are now being integrated with the telescope to form the mission’s payload module. To source

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Call for Media: ESA to reveal first images from Solar Orbiter

Press Release N° 13–2020 First images from ESA’s Solar Orbiter to be revealed: The first images from ESA’s new Sun-observing spacecraft Solar Orbiter will be released to the public on 16 July 2020. Media representatives are invited to watch an online press briefing, which will take place at 14:00 CEST (13:00 BST), and talk to […]

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