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NASA Image of the Day

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.

12/08/2016

ESA Navigation

New Galileos join Europe’s satnav constellation Galileo satellites 13 and 14 have begun transmitting navigation signals as fully operational members of Europe’s satnav constellation.

12/08/2016

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Nearby ageing star previews the future of Solar system planetsNearby ageing star previews the future of Solar system planets LESIA press release KU Leuven press release © P. Kervella et al. (CNRS / U. de Chile / Observatoire de Paris / LESIA / ESO / ALMA) Based on the article "ALMA observations of the nearby AGB star L2 Puppis
I. Mass of the central star and detection of a candidate planet",
by P. Kervella et al. Published in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2016, 596, A92

12/08/2016

ESA Space Science

Fly over Mawrth Vallis Fly through an outflow channel on Mars that once saw vast volumes of water charging through

12/08/2016

New Scientist - Space

A distant, ancient galaxy far more massive than our own formed all its stars in less than half a billion years

12/07/2016

ESA Human Spaceflight

ESA to supply Service Module for first crewed Orion mission ESA and NASA are extending their collaboration in human space exploration following confirmation that Europe will supply a second Service Module to support the first crewed mission of the Orion spacecraft.

12/07/2016

NASA Image of the Day

Oceanic Nonlinear Internal Solitary Waves From the Lombok StraitOn November 1, 2016, NASA’s Aqua satellite passed over Indonesia, allowing the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board to capture a stunning true-color image of oceanic nonlinear internal solitary waves from the Lombok Strait.

12/07/2016

New Scientist - Space

It’s like Uber for roofing: companies use Google Earth images to estimate how much repairs should cost and connect customers to competitive contractors

12/07/2016

ESA Space Engineering & Technology

UN recognises 30 June as Asteroid Day Today, the UN officially proclaimed 30 June – the anniversary of the most momentous asteroid impact event in recorded history – as international Asteroid Day, to raise awareness of the threat and opportunity represented by these small bodies scattered through space.

12/07/2016

ESA Navigation

Galileo timelapse Timelapse video showing the Galileo satellites 15–18, from final preparations to liftoff on an Ariane 5 launcher

12/07/2016