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Boost to Italy's satellite services industry
Over the next three years, the Italian government will contribute €19 million to ESA’s Integrated Applications Promotion telecom programme. An ‘ambassador platform’, launched today, will help to channel these funds to Italian industry.
Watch Galileo launch
Follow the launch of Galileo satellites 19–22 live on Tuesday 12 December. Streaming resumes at 22:00 GMT (23:00 CET)
Watch Galileo launch
See the launch of Galileo satellites 19–22 on Tuesday 12 December. Streaming starts at 18:10 GMT (1910 CET)
First images from Cassini’s final dives over Saturn’s north pole
The Cassini orbiter's penultimate mission around Saturn begins with a swoop over the planet's northern hemisphere - and gorgeous photos of the churning storm there
Sunrise With Solar Array
Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency captured this photograph from the International Space Station on Nov. 25, 2016, and shared it on social media, writing, "Sunrises. We experience 16 sunrises every 24 hours on the International Space Station as it takes us 90 minutes to do a complete orbit of our planet flying at 28,800 km/h."
2017 European Competition
Get together with your classmates and a teacher, and accept the CanSat challenge!
Fresh look at old data shows the sun is surprisingly sluggish
The standard scale for stars' magnetic activity is all tied to a single telescope – and we couldn't observe the sun with it. Now we have a workaround
Dark matter that talks to itself could explain galaxy mystery
A team of astronomers think a new explanation for dark matter can best explain its mysterious effects on the speed of stars within galaxies
Third-ever natural quasicrystal found in Siberian meteorite
A tiny grain of metallic rock from a meteorite found in north-eastern Russia contains a form of matter called a quasicrystal – the third one ever found in nature
Linear Dunes, Namib Sand Sea
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) used a long lens to document what crews have termed one of the most spectacular features of the planet: the dunes of the Namib Sand Sea.