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Just a selection from our week in #space images - #BepiColombo cabling, ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti's view of this week's #PMMrelocation and Saint George Basin, #Australia

More images: http://www.esa.int/Highlights/Week_In_Images_25_29_May_2015
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Optics and nice picture
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This single frame #Rosetta navigation camera image of Comet #67P /Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken on 20 May 2015 from a distance of 163.6 km from the comet centre. The image has a resolution of 13.9 m/pixel and measures 14.3 km across. #cometwatch  

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/05/Comet_on_20_May_2015_NavCam

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0
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It started ejecting mass early last year..when it past Saturn..also 67p was peculiar where it ejected mass little before..I am sure you are aware of the term active comet and when it becomes active.. however traveling from Saturn to Sun and back is quite a long journey so yeah it will be active to and fro until it goes beyond Inner solar system back to Kuiper belt  where it starts getting icy again..
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These three new images of huge filamentary structures of gas and dust from ESA’s #Herschel space observatory reveal how matter is distributed across our Galaxy, the Milky Way.

Details: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Herschel/Threading_the_Milky_Way

Indepth article and more images: http://sci.esa.int/herschel/55942-herschels-hunt-for-filaments-in-the-milky-way/
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Very beautiful!!
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A bonanza of new #NAVCAM images of Comet #67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have been released. The 1776 images cover the period corresponding to #Rosetta’s close study of the comet – down to just 8 km from the surface – and the images taken during and immediately following the landing of #Philae on the comet. Get browsing!!

http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2015/05/28/navcam-image-bonanza-close-orbits-and-comet-landing/
Tweet Today perhaps the most anticipated set of NAVCAM images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have been released by the Rosetta Downlink & Archive Team via the Archive Image Browser and ESA’s Planetary Sciences Archive. The 1776 images cover the period between 23 September and 21 November 2014, corresponding to Rosetta’s close study of the comet down to distances of just 10 km from the comet centre – 8 km from the surface – and the images take...
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..... thar's gold in them thar hills! 
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Series of images taken by ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti during yesterday's operations to relocate one of the International Space Station modules.

Details: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/International_Space_Station/Space_Station_remodelling
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+AdmiralLadyPaula Rizzuto Thanks for the pointer! At first I was confused by the pictures, because it's obviously a CBM but we have no current ability to launch a CBM tipped module (only Russian modules with circular hatches, if they can stop Protons from failing).

And it didn't look like either a Dragon or HTV (no golden foil).
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Watch a replay of last night's #Ariane5 launch of two telecom satellites from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2rAcFFBhfo
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Yawn. Remember when disaster ruled the results usually. ESA has done fine work. Kudos for making it so 'unspectacular'! Like the announcer mentioned, nothing like being there live in person... Still a goal for me.
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#Ariane5's second launch of 2015 delivered two telecom satellites into their planned orbits: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Launchers/Ariane_5_s_second_launch_of_2015
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Today we celebrate 40 years since the signing of the ESA Convention and the creation of a single European Space Agency! #OTD  

http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Welcome_to_ESA/ESA_history/Forty_years_of_the_ESA_Convention
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+Jeff Bilodeau, ESA has been cooperating with NASA and RFSA for years.
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This satellite image over the Kimberley region of #Australia captures the Saint George Basin along the country’s northwestern coast. #earthfromspace

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/05/Saint_George_Basin_Australia

Credit: JAXA/ESA
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And splat!
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Included in today's release are these images of comet lander #Philae , seen in #Rosetta’s navigation camera at 10:30, 11:30, 13:30 and 14:30 GMT (onboard spacecraft time).

More from today's NavCam data release: http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2015/05/28/navcam-image-bonanza-close-orbits-and-comet-landing/

Credits: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0.
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Where is? Lost in space? :(
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Artist Edgar Martins’ view of cabling used during testing of ESA’s #BepiColombo spacecraft at ESTEC – the largest satellite testing facility in Europe, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. #Technology  

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/03/Cabling_for_BepiColombo_testing

Credit: Edgar Martins
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Long cables in case they fly away into space.
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We've discovered a space invasion overnight at ESA HQ in Paris #spaceinvader #space2ISS
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