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Captured on 10 September 2020, this Copernicus Sentinel-3 image shows thick smoke blanketing the US west coast.

West coast wildfires

Image: Captured on 10 September 2020, this Copernicus Sentinel-3 image shows thick smoke blanketing the US west coast. To source

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ESA Open Day going online this October

This year’s ESA Open Day at ESTEC in the Netherlands is taking place on an online basis. Continuing COVID-19 restrictions make it impossible to let people on site in person, but participants will still enjoy virtual tours of the extensive establishment, get unique close-up views of space hardware and interact directly with astronauts and space […]

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Earth from Space: Amazon River

Video: 00:03:00 This week’s edition of Earth from Space features a Copernicus Sentinel-1 image of the Amazon River meandering through one of the most vital ecosystems in the world – the Amazon rainforest in South America. See also Amazon River to download the image. To source

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Amazon River

Image: This image, captured by Copernicus Sentinel-1, shows the Amazon River meandering through one of the most vital ecosystems in the world – the Amazon rainforest in South America. To source

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MOSAiC Arctic expedition reaches North Pole

On 19 August 2020, the world’s largest and longest polar research expedition – known as MOSAiC – reached the North Pole after making an unplanned detour owing to lighter-than-usual sea ice conditions. The expedition is now entering its final stage, during which researchers will study the last piece of the Arctic puzzle: the growth of […]

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Advice from an astronaut

Video: 00:01:41 English Advice from an astronaut ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano provides words of wisdom to young people on how investing their time wisely today can help build a better tomorrow. In this video, Luca recalls his own childhood and says, the most valuable resource we have as young people is time. He encourages the […]

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Backbone of a spacecraft

Image: This structure is the frame and base for the European Service Module, part of NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will return humans to the Moon. Built in Turin, Italy, at Thales Alenia Space, this is the third such structure to roll out of production. However, this one is extra special, as it will fly the […]

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