European Space Agency

Space behaviour

Europe's Columbus laboratory enters its eleventh year in space with steady operations, a few upgrades and several experiments in full swing.

dateFeb 20, 2019 in Space Exploration
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Rosetta's comet sculpted by stress

Feeling stressed? You're not alone. ESA's Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in sculpting the comet's surface and interior ...

dateFeb 19, 2019 in Space Exploration
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Image: Jewels of the Maldives

Copernicus Sentinel-2 brings you some of the jewels of the Maldives for Valentine's week. Arguably one of the most romantic destinations in the world, the Maldives lie in the Indian Ocean about 700 km southwest of Sri Lanka. ...

dateFeb 15, 2019 in Environment
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Image: Biomass Earth Explorer satellite

Set to fly in 2022, ESA's Biomass Earth Explorer satellite with its 12-m diameter radar antenna will pierce through woodland canopies to perform a global survey of Earth's forests – and see how they change over the course ...

dateFeb 13, 2019 in Space Exploration
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Shrinking heart

This heart-shaped body of water may look cute for Valentine's Day but just as love sometimes fades, this emerald sea is withering away.

dateFeb 13, 2019 in Environment
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