Land-cover maps of Europe from the Cloud

20.03.2020 11:30, ESA Top News

Earth’s land is covered by a range of different types of vegetation, from forest and marsh to crops and bodies of water, as well as the artificial surfaces that are an increasingly common feature of our landscape. 

Earth from Space: Kuwait

20.03.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:03:36 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Kuwait in the Middle East.See also Kuwait to download the image.


20.03.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

Image: The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Kuwait in the Middle East.

COVID-19: nitrogen dioxide over China

19.03.2020 16:30, ESA Top News

Recent data have shown a decline of air pollution over northern Italy coinciding with its nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This new map shows the variation of nitrogen dioxide concentrations over China...

Mission Control adjusts to coronavirus conditions

18.03.2020 13:57, ESA Top News

Responsible for spacecraft orbiting Earth, the Sun and exploring the Solar System, teams at ESA’s ESOC mission control deal with in-flight challenges every day, from faulty hardware, problematic software and hazardous space debris to computer...

A massive laboratory

18.03.2020 12:08, ESA Top News

Image: This image shows a region of space called LHA 120-N150. It is a substructure of the gigantic Tarantula Nebula. The latter is the largest known stellar nursery in the local Universe. The nebula is situated more than 160 000...

Space foam

17.03.2020 16:49, ESA Top News

Image: Space foam

Coronavirus and ESA’s duty of care

17.03.2020 15:08, ESA Top News

With significant developments in the coronavirus situation and recent directives in our host nations, ESA has taken steps ensure the operation of its critical tasks while carefully reinforcing its duty of care and social responsibility.

Growing stem cells for deep space exploration

17.03.2020 13:45, ESA Top News

Radiation protection is the final frontier in human space exploration.

Tests complete for Orion

16.03.2020 12:27, ESA Top News

Image: Tests complete for Orion

Coronavirus: nitrogen dioxide emissions drop over Italy

13.03.2020 16:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:00:00 New data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal the decline of air pollution, specifically nitrogen dioxide concentrations, over Italy. This reduction is particularly visible in northern Italy which coincides...

Week in images: 9-13 March 2020

13.03.2020 15:25, ESA Top News

Week in images: 9-13 March 2020 Discover our week through the lens

Ammonium salts found on Rosetta’s comet

13.03.2020 12:00, ESA Top News

Image: Ammonium salts found on Rosetta’s comet

European Gateway experiment will monitor radiation in deep space

13.03.2020 11:01, ESA Top News

The first science experiments that will be hosted on the Gateway, an international outpost which will orbit the Moon, have been selected by ESA and NASA. Europe’s contribution will monitor radiation to gain a complete understanding of cosmic...

Earth from Space: Victoria Falls

13.03.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:02:43 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Victoria Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, which lies along the course of the Zambezi...

Victoria Falls

13.03.2020 10:00, ESA Top News

Image: Victoria Falls

Press briefing on ExoMars

12.03.2020 13:00, ESA Top News

Video: 00:45:56 Replay of a press briefing on ExoMars, held on 12 March 2020.

ExoMars to take off for the Red Planet in 2022

12.03.2020 09:10, ESA Top News

Press Release N° 6–2020 The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Roscosmos Space Corporation have decided to postpone the launch of the second ExoMars mission to study the Red Planet to 2022.

Heads of ESA and Roscosmos discuss future of ExoMars

11.03.2020 19:10, ESA Top News

On 12 March ESA Director General Jan Wörner and Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin will meet by videoconference to discuss the ExoMars project and its progress towards launch readiness.

ESO Telescope Observes Exoplanet Where It Rains Iron

11.03.2020 17:00, ESO Top News

Researchers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have observed an extreme planet where they suspect it rains iron. The ultra-hot giant exoplanet has a day side where temperatures climb above 2400 degrees Celsius, high enough to vaporise metals....