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The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space.

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After orbiting Earth 34 times to catch up to the International Space Station, the car-sized spacecraft carrying our astronaut +Alexander Gerst, +NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev, arrived at the Station two days after launch.

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When Uwe Reichert grabbed his camera and tripod on the evening of 16 June 2018, he intended simply to image the conjunction of the then-three-day old Moon and the bright Venus.

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After a nearly twenty-year long game of cosmic hide-and-seek, astronomers using our #XMM-Newton space observatory have finally found evidence of hot, diffuse gas permeating the cosmos, closing a puzzling gap in the overall budget of ‘normal’ matter in the Universe.

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Our laser satellite #EDRSC has settled at its new home in Munich for the last tests before launch.

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The key to monitoring Earth’s changing environment and to guaranteeing a consistent stream of satellite data to improve our daily lives is to take the same measurements over the course of decades. But how do you know that measurements from successive satellites, even though identical in build, are like for like?

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Have you ever considered yourself capable of manipulating gravity? When you grip an object, you are doing just that.

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Our #XMM-Newton observatory has discovered the best-ever candidate for a very rare and elusive type of cosmic phenomenon: a medium-weight black hole in the process of tearing apart and feasting on a nearby star.

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Our #FlyYourSatellite! programme gives the next generation of scientists and engineers the chance to build #CubeSats – nanosatellites that can fit in your hand but are fully operational – and send them into space

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One of the major challenges facing our JUICE (JUpiter Icy Moon Explorer) will be the extreme temperatures that the spacecraft and its suite of instruments will have to endure.
Learn more about #JUICE in our #ScienceImage of the week

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