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The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space.
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#WeekInImages now available. Explore the latest space news through the pictures: http://www.esa.int/Highlights/Week_In_Images_20_24_March_2017
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3/24/17
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With the pair of #Sentinel2 satellites now in orbit, users are looking ahead to mapping global land cover at 10 m resolution.

Land-cover mapping breaks down the different types of material on Earth’s surface, such as water bodies, ice cover, different forms of agriculture or forests, grasslands and artificial surfaces.

This information is important for understanding changes in land use, modelling climate change extent and impacts, conserving biodiversity and managing natural resources. #EarthObservation

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Photographer #GregorSailer has been awarded the European Architectural Prize 2017 for his depictions of space infrastructure. 

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An international team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA +Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a #supermassive #blackhole that has been propelled out of the centre of the distant galaxy #3C186. The black hole was most likely ejected by the power of #gravitationalwaves. This is the first time that astronomers found a supermassive black hole at such a large distance from its host galaxy centre.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/hubble/58933-hubble-detects-supermassive-black-hole-kicked-out-of-galactic-core-heic1706/

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Chiaberge (STScI/ESA)
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#LIVE coverage now starting for #EVA40. Tune in!
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will venture out of the #ISS for the second #spacewalk of his #Proxima mission, along with NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough for #EVA40. Follow the link for details on how to watch live. 

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Download #EarthfromSpace image of Rome, provided by #Copernicus #Sentinel2A satellite: http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2017/03/Rome

Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA
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Latest episode of #EarthfromSpace now online. This week Kelsea Brennan-Wessels explores #Rome with image from #Copernicus #Sentinel2A. 

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In the meantime, read this blog entry for more details on what ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough will set out to do on today's #spacewalk.

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ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will venture out of the #ISS for the second #spacewalk of his #Proxima mission, along with NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough for #EVA40. Follow the link for details on how to watch live. 

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Designers of future #Moon missions and bases have to contend with a chilling challenge: how might their creations endure the fortnight-long lunar night? ESA's #GeneralStudies programme has arrived at a low-cost way of surviving.
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