Tag: esa

May 9, 2017

The 33 Best Aurora Photos NASA Has Ever Featured

The 33 Best Aurora Photos NASA Has Ever Featured

Whether seen from the ground, up in the air, or even in space; auroras will never cease to amaze

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Nov 21, 2016

12 Highlights from the Supermoon Space Launch

12 Highlights from the Supermoon Space Launch

The historic Expedition 50 marks notable firsts for the French as well as Female astronauts

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Aug 17, 2016

Every Extraterrestrial Body We Have Landed On and Photographed

Every Extraterrestrial Body We Have Landed On and Photographed

Views from the final frontier

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Jun 30, 2016

Auroras Larger Than Earth Spotted Over Jupiter

Auroras Larger Than Earth Spotted Over Jupiter

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have observed giant, vivid auroras on the poles of the Solar System’s largest planet

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May 18, 2016

Picture of the Day: The Room Where Satellites Get Tested

Picture of the Day: The Room Where Satellites Get Tested

Seen here is the European Space Agency’s (ESA) incredible satellite testing room in Noordwijk, the Netherlands

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Mar 24, 2016

Picture of the Day: Jupiter’s Moon Io Casts a Shadow as It Transits Jupiter

Picture of the Day: Jupiter’s Moon Io Casts a Shadow as It Transits Jupiter

Did you know Io’s shadow sails across the face of Jupiter at 38,000 mph (17 kilometers per second)!

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Jun 25, 2015

Making Space Tortillas With Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti

Making Space Tortillas With Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shows us how she ‘cooks’ one of her bonus food recipes in microgravity: a quinoa salad with dried tomatoes, mackerel and leek cream, all wrapped in a warm tortilla.

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Nov 13, 2014

26 HQ Photos by Rosetta and Philae

26 HQ Photos by Rosetta and Philae

On 12 November 2014, the ESA’s Rosetta mission landed its Philae probe on a comet, the first time in history that such a feat has been achieved. Rosetta was launched on 2 March 2004 and travelled 6.4 billion kilometres through the Solar System before arriving at the comet on 6 August 2014. [source] The…

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Sep 24, 2014

Picture of the Day: The 271 Million Mile Selfie

Picture of the Day: The 271 Million Mile Selfie

Photograph by ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA Seen here is a spacecraft selfie taken by the Rosetta space probe some 271 million miles (436 million km) away from Earth and about 50 km away from the 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko comet. The image was taken on 7 September 2014 and captures the side of the Rosetta spacecraft and one of Rosetta’s…

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