XMM-Newton slew tracks08 June 2017
XMM-Newton slew tracks08 June 2017 This blue ‘ball of string’ actually records 2114 movements made by ESA’s XMM-Newton space telescope as it shifted its gaze from one X-ray object to another between August 2001 and December 2014.
More to planets than meets the eye02 June 2017
More to planets than meets the eye02 June 2017 In ESA’s first event of its kind, members of the public have been invited to touch, taste and hear about life in the Universe in an immersive day of activities that are suitable for the sensory impaired.
Sources in XMM-Newton’s second slew catalogue16 May 2017 This colourful, seemingly abstract artwork is actually a map depicting all the celestial objects that were detected in the XMM-Newton slew survey between August 2001 and December 2014.
Looking into the Cheops telescope tube08 May 2017
Looking into the Cheops telescope tube08 May 2017 Seen here is a Cheops team member reflected in the satellite’s main mirror, and framed by the black internal surface of the telescope tube. The back of the secondary mirror is seen at the centre of the image, held in place by three struts.
SpaceIN – the Space Inclusive Network04 May 2017
SpaceIN – the Space Inclusive Network04 May 2017 SpaceIN was created in 2017 and comprises a network of centres and experts who are actively working on Diversity and Inclusion themes. ESA is part of this network; providing support and traineeships.
A sea of galaxies04 May 2017
A sea of galaxies04 May 2017 While one instrument of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observed a pair of spiral galaxies for its 27th anniversary last month, another simultaneously observed a nearby patch of the sky to obtain this wide-field view.