The Sun in 201708 January 2018
The Sun in 201708 January 2018 This montage of 365 images shows the changing activity of our Sun through the eyes of ESA’s Proba-2 satellite during 2017, along with a partial eclipse for good measure.
New Year fireworks03 January 2018
New Year fireworks03 January 2018 In this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, a firestorm of star birth is lighting up one end of the dwarf galaxy Kiso 5639.
Gaia sky scan19 December 2017
Gaia sky scan19 December 2017 This colourful streamer is created from real data that represents the viewing direction of ESA’s Gaia satellite as it scans across the sky.
Günther Hasinger appointed as ESA Director of Science14 December 2017
Günther Hasinger appointed as ESA Director of Science14 December 2017 The Council of the European Space Agency announced the appointment of Günther Hasinger as the next Director of Science. He will succeed Alvaro Giménez, who has served in the position since 2011.
Mars upside down14 December 2017
Mars upside down14 December 2017 Which way is up in space? Planets are usually shown with the north pole at the top and the south pole at the bottom. In this remarkable image taken by ESA’s Mars Express, the Red Planet is seen with north at the bottom, and the equator at the top.
Mercury Transfer Module in space simulator07 December 2017
Mercury Transfer Module in space simulator07 December 2017 The BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module has completed its final major test inside ESA’s Large Space Simulator, proving it will be able to withstand the temperature extremes it will experience on its journey to Mercury.