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Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task. ESA’s CryoSat satellite is making a difference with its radar altimeter.

Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task. ESA’s CryoSat satellite is making a difference with its radar altimeter.

The Blue Marble is a famous photograph of the Earth, taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft, at a distance of about 45,000 kilometres. The photograph was originally oriented with the south pole at the top, with the island of Madagascar visible just left of center, and the continent of Africa at its right.

The Blue Marble.Original caption: "View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap.

Space spin-off fosters 400 new companies

ESA business incubation has passed the milestone of 400 new companies. The initiative to profit from space technology and expertise to create new businesses and jobs in Europe also boosts local economies and Europe’s competitiveness.

The future of fashion with couture in orbit

ESA is in partnership with top European fashion schools to harness next-generation technology and explore the future of fashion.

Sending crude oil into space to study Earths depths

Sending crude oil into space to study Earths depths

Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief

Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief

Rosetta comet close-ups

During the last few weeks of its mission, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft ventured closer than it had ever been to Comet Eventually, it came to rest on the surface in a daring descent on 30 September montage features the three closest images of the landscape …

На Марсе обнаружен огромный кратер, разделенный пополам.../ http://mks-onlain.ru/news/na-marse-obnaruzhen-ogromnyj-krater-razdelennyj-popolam/

The German space agency DLR published photos of a curious crater marked by a deep rift that splits it in two in the area of ​​Mars called Memnonia Fossae.

Galileo launch coverage

Galileo 13 & 14 replay - part 1

Mantis Society Study Center: The future of the Orion constellation

A new video, based on measurements by ESA’s Gaia and Hipparcos satellites, shows how our view of the Orion constellation will evolve over the next 450 000 years.

Mantis Society Study Center: Eye on oceans

Last year, the satellite captured an intense algal bloom very close to the Belgian coast. The high-resolution capabilities of main instrument are allowing scientists to monitor algae blooms in areas previously not possible to observe with satellites.

Secondo una recente ricerca entro il 2019 la Terra vivrà una nuova era glaciale

Secondo una recente ricerca entro il 2019 la Terra vivrà una nuova era glaciale

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