Astronaut photography benefiting the planet 15 February 2019
Astronaut photography benefiting the planet 15 February 2019 When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads, they are doing much more than just taking pretty pictures. They are looking after the health of our planet and, ultimately, us too.
Shrinking heart13 February 2019
Shrinking heart13 February 2019 This heart-shaped body of water may look cute for Valentine’s Day but just as love sometimes fades, this emerald sea is withering away.
EarthCARE mission to improve weather forecasts12 February 2019
EarthCARE mission to improve weather forecasts12 February 2019 Earth observation satellite data are crucial for generating accurate weather predictions. They provide a global picture of the current state of the atmosphere, which is used as the starting point for creating a forecast. But our knowledge of that curr...
Loving big12 February 2019
Loving big12 February 2019 Since it’s Valentine’s Day soon, we’re all feeling romantic and so we bring you this image of a heart-shaped lake in Argentina – and like all love, it’s special.
Taking Aeolus to the next level11 February 2019
Taking Aeolus to the next level11 February 2019 Since ESA’s Aeolus satellite was launched in August, engineers and scientists have been carefully checking the information that this pioneering mission is delivering on the world’s winds – and now it’s time for the next phase.
Swarm helps pinpoint new magnetic north for smartphones08 February 2019
Swarm helps pinpoint new magnetic north for smartphones08 February 2019 Since it was first measured in 1831, we have known that the magnetic north is constantly on the move. However, its tendency to slowly roam has stepped up a pace recently – so much so that the World Magnetic Model has had to be updated urgently with th...