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Nalla, the persuader

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: Nalla, a female peregrine falcon, persuades other birds to nest away from our beautiful deep-space tracking dish To source

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Portuguese wonders

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-1A image of the Azore Islands in Portugal, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme To source

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Astronaut brains as beacons for researchers

How astronauts adapt to the stresses of living in space is helping researchers to pinpoint the causes of common disorders on Earth. From the brain’s point of view, living in space is very stressful. The signals from an astronaut’s body in space go haywire as they float in weightlessness. The inner ear reports that it […]

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Earth from Space

Earth from Space

Join us Friday, 9 October, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-1A image of the Azore Islands in Portugal To source

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How did you do that?

Human spaceflight and operations image of the week: NASA astronaut Terry Virst demonstrates how he took ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti’s picture in space To source

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Testing asteroid camera

Technology image of the week: practical testing of the navigation camera planned to guide ESA’s proposed Asteroid Impact Mission around its double-asteroid target To source

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ESTEC's Open Day

Snapshots from the Sunday 4 October 2015 Open Day at ESA’s technical heart, the most popular one yet To source

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A Lunar Pox

Space Science Image of the Week: ESA’s SMART-1 captures Moon’s pockmarked pole with stunning clarity To source

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