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The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space.
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The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
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#Technology image of the week. The Atacama Desert #Chile , the driest place on Earth – despite being right next to the Pacific Ocean – imaged by ESA’s #ProbaV minisatellite.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/07/Proba-V_views_Atacama_Desert
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Exelente fotografia. La tierra en su magnifisencia
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Meet astronauts and mission experts, and inspect actual space hardware – you can register from today for the Open Day on 4 October at ESTEC, ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands. #OpenESTEC

http://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESTEC/See_spacecraft_and_meet_astronauts_at_ESA_s_technical_heart
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This week's #EarthfromSpace looks at Northern Italy in this early acquisition by the Sentinel-2A satellite. #Sentinel2  

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2015/07/Northern_Italy

Credit: Copernicus Sentinel data (2015)/ESA
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Comet 67P from a distance of just 9 m! The last photo from #Rosetta's lander #Philae before the first touchdown on the comet last November. Read more about science on the comet: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Science_on_the_surface_of_a_comet

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/ROLIS/DLR
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+Mushfig Shiraliyev promotes an ad agency in the worst possible way by spamming. That clearly shows the calibre of your work...
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Sixty European science and engineering students recently attended the 2015 Alpbach Summer School, held in the beautiful Austrian Tyrol. This year’s meeting, held from 14 to 23 July, focused on quantum and fundamental physics in space. #education  

http://www.esa.int/Education/Designing_space_missions_to_enrich_quantum_physics_research_at_Alpbach_Summer_School
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...and it's an utterly lovely little village too.
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Third spaceflight announced for ESA astronaut +Paolo Nespoli starting in May 2017. Paolo be will be part of ISS Expedition 52/53.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Astronauts/Third_spaceflight_for_astronaut_Paolo_Nespoli
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli will be heading for space a third time, as part of Expeditions 52 and 53 to the International Space Station. He will be launched on a Soyuz vehicle in May 2017 on a five-month mission.
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ESA astronaut +Luca Parmitano was interviewed by +NASA Johnson Space Center on his experience so far in the Aquarius underwater research station for the #NEEMO20 campaign.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlQXr64dsmU
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Northern Italy features in this week's #EarthfromSpace programme - the last episode before a summer break!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH6mUKGgN90
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An update from ESA TV on the #Rosetta lander science - with interviews recorded at the recent Rosetta mission science workshop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLlwhqu2w9Y
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+European Space Agency, ESA It would be great if you could tell your narrator to sound a little more excited and fun.
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Complex molecules, surface & interior properties, temperature and more in new #Philae #CometLanding reports.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Science_on_the_surface_of_a_comet
Complex molecules that could be key building blocks of life, the daily rise and fall of temperature, and an assessment of the surface properties and internal structure of the comet are just some of the highlights of the first scientific analysis of the data returned by Rosetta’s lander P…
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Expected nothing less than very unusual results. And they are. Go #science! 
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This new NASA/ESA #Hubble Space Telescope image shows the centre of the Lagoon Nebula, an object with a deceptively tranquil name. The region is filled with intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas, and energetic star formation, all embedded within an intricate haze of gas and pitch-dark dust.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/hubble/56244-stormy-seas-in-sagittarius/
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Lovely!
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