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Rethinking cosmology: Universe expansion may not be uniform  ESA · 2 hours
Astronomers have assumed for decades that the Universe is expanding at the same rate in all directions. A new study... more
Getting a jump on astronaut fitness  ESA · 3 hours
Current restrictions are forcing many of us to rethink our exercise routines. But the challenges of limited space and exercise equipment are not just... more
CryoSat still cool at 10  ESA · 6 hours
Today marks 10 years since a Dnepr rocket blasted off from an underground silo in the remote desert steppe of Kazakhstan, launching one of ESA’s most... more
Space marches on: a month of science in microgravity  ESA · 2 days
Despite challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, teams in space and on the ground have been hard at work over... more
Unusual ozone hole opens over the Arctic  ESA · 2 days
Scientists using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have noticed a strong reduction of ozone concentrations over the Arctic. Unusual atmospheric conditions,... more
Why is BepiColombo back?  ESA · 5 days
BepiColombo is on its way to Mercury, but for some reason that brings it back to Earth. more
Spot BepiColombo during its ‘goodbye flyby’  ESA · 5 days
On 10 April, BepiColombo will be visible to amateur and professional astronomers during its first – and only – Earth flyby, as the spacecraft... more
Week in images: 30 March - 3 April 2020  ESA · 5 days
Week in images: 30 March - 3 April 2020 Discover our week through the lens more
Choosing rocks on Mars to bring to Earth  ESA · 5 days
If you could bring something back from Mars to Earth, what would you choose? This question is becoming reality, as... more
Smart surfaces for space hygiene  ESA · 5 days
While efforts continue to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus on Earth, a space-based experiment called Matiss has been investigating how ‘smart surfaces’ on the... more
Finistère, France  ESA · 5 days
Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Finistère – a French department in the west of Brittany. more
Earth from Space: Finistère  ESA · 5 days
Video: 00:00:00 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Finistère – a French department in the west of Brittany.See also Finistère, France to... more
Read about ESA's activities in this interactive publication  ESA · 6 days
Read about ESA's activities in this interactive publication ESA Impact Q1 highlights dramatic events on our planet including COVID-19, bushfires,... more
Professor Reimar Lüst (1923-2020)  ESA · 6 days
Professor Reimar Lüst, one of Europe’s great space pioneers, passed away on 31 March 2020 aged 97. Prof. Lüst was ESA’s third Director General, serving from 1984 until... more
COVID-19: how can satellites help?  ESA · 6 days
The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has virtually paralysed daily life as we know it. Even when the spread of this highly infectious disease has been stemmed, the... more
Space missions return to science  ESA · 6 days
After a brief shutdown of science instruments and a period in ‘safe standby’, ESA’s planetary missions are getting back to what they do best, gathering science... more
Satellites map the global flow of oil  ESA · 6 days
Demand for oil has collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic just as supply is about to strengthen because of a dispute between... more
Submissions open for Copernicus Masters 2020  ESA · 7 days
Awarding innovative solutions, developments and ideas that use Earth observation data to tackle challenges faced by business and society, the Copernicus Masters 2020 competition... more
Space in response to COVID-19 outbreak  ESA · 1 week
The alarming levels of spread and severity of COVID-19 have led the World Health Organization to declare COVID-19 a pandemic outbreak. Italy is currently... more
ESA Impact 2020 - Quarter 1  ESA · 1 week
ESA Impact 2020 - Quarter 1 ESA Impact Q1 highlights dramatic events on our planet including COVID-19, bushfires, an iceberg and a fireball, plus... more
ESA’s other Galileo satellite: in action, on the ground  ESA · 1 week
Europe has 26 Galileo navigation satellites in orbit, blanketing the world in positioning signals, with another 12 planned... more
ESA to conduct BepiColombo flyby amid coronavirus crisis  ESA · 1 week
Controllers at ESA’s mission control centre are preparing for a gravity-assist flyby of the European-Japanese Mercury explorer BepiColombo. The manoeuvre,... more
#SpaceConnectsUs replay  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:00:00 Asteroid Day and the European Space Agency connected Europe and the world with astronauts, scientists and performers bringing a message of hope and support for those facing the global Coronavirus... more
Week in images: 23-27 March 2020  ESA · 2 weeks
Week in images: 23-27 March 2020 Discover our week through the lens more
Space data adds to the fun for music fans  ESA · 2 weeks
Devotees of electronic music are snapping up space-enabled creative content as they collect unique digital keepsakes and access... more
Coronavirus lockdown leading to drop in pollution across Europe  ESA · 2 weeks
New data, based on observations from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, are showing strong reductions in nitrogen dioxide concentrations... more
Earth from Space: Rice fields, Vietnam  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:03:05 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of the Mekong Delta – a major... more
Rice fields, Vietnam  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of the Mekong Delta – a major rice-producing region in southwest Vietnam. more
Columbus Control Centre during Corona  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: Columbus Control Centre during Corona more
ESA scales down science mission operations amid pandemic  ESA · 2 weeks
In response to the escalating coronavirus pandemic, ESA has decided to further reduce on-site personnel at its mission control centre... more
ESA to issue Call for Ideas for next Earth Explorer  ESA · 2 weeks
As part of the ongoing commitment to realise new satellite missions that advance our understanding of... more
Week in images: 16-20 March 2020  ESA · 3 weeks
Week in images: 16-20 March 2020 Discover our week through the lens more
Land-cover maps of Europe from the Cloud  ESA · 3 weeks
Earth’s land is covered by a range of different types of vegetation, from forest and marsh to crops and bodies of water,... more
Kuwait  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Kuwait in the Middle East. more
Earth from Space: Kuwait  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:03:36 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Kuwait in the Middle East.See also Kuwait to download the image. more
COVID-19: nitrogen dioxide over China  ESA · 3 weeks
Recent data have shown a decline of air pollution over northern Italy coinciding with its nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This... more
A massive laboratory  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: This image shows a region of space called LHA 120-N150. It is a substructure of the gigantic Tarantula Nebula. The latter is the largest known stellar nursery in the... more
Mission Control adjusts to coronavirus conditions  ESA · 3 weeks
Responsible for spacecraft orbiting Earth, the Sun and exploring the Solar System, teams at ESA’s mission control deal with in-flight challenges every day, from... more
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