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Our week through the lens:
17 - 21 September 2018
As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, three new ideas have been chosen to compete as the tenth Earth Explorer mission.
In this week's edition, discover the largest island of the Azores: São Miguel
These prominent trenches were formed by faults that pulled the planet’s surface apart less than 10 million years ago.
ESA’s star mapping mission, Gaia, has shown our Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that set millions of stars moving like ripples on a pond.
Technology image of the week: Graffiti without Gravity winner Shane Sutton decorates a test facility at ESA’s technical heart
An out-of-this-world mobile observatory, developed in collaboration with Nissan Design Europe in London, UK, was unveiled at the 2018 Hannover Motor Show this week, proving that the sky is never the limit.
Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their career during the journey itself to and from the Red Planet, according to data from the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter being presented at the European Planetary Science Congress, EPSC, in Berlin, Germany, this week.
Last week at the Airbus integration hall in Bremen, Germany, technicians installed the last radiator on the European Service Module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft marking the module’s finished integration.
ESA’s European service module will provide power, water, air and electricity to NASA’s Orion exploration spacecraft that will eventually fly beyond the Moon with astronauts. The European Service Module is now complete for Orion’s first mission that will do a lunar fly-by without astronauts to demonstrate the spacecraft’s capabilities.
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Field trip to the Dolomites for week two of the Pangaea geology training course
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Space Science Image of the Week: Bright carbon dioxide ice clings to the walls of a crater in the south polar region of Mars
Making landfall in the US state of North Carolina on 14 September, Hurricane Florence is causing widespread damage and flooding. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission is being used to map affected areas.
For more than 20 years, changes in ozone over Antarctica have been carefully monitored by a succession of European satellites. This important long-term record is now being added to by the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission, which is dedicated to atmospheric monitoring.
A look back on preparations for the 22 August liftoff of ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite
Our week through the lens:
10 - 14 September 2018
In this week's edition, explore northeast Ethiopia with Sentinel-1
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-1 takes us over Semera in northeast Ethiopia
Imaged by Sentinel-1, the huge A68 iceberg was forced to stay close to its parent for more than a year. Strong winds have now allowed it to make a bid for freedom
Have you sent us your idea yet? ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti sends a video thank you to those who've entered our Lunar 3D printing competition. What would you 3D print, to make the Moon feel like home?