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Image of the Day: 29/7/14

(Photo Credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/HerM33es Key Programme/C. Kramer/M. Boquien)

This is the nearby M33 galaxy, also known as the Triangulum Galaxy, pictured blossoming with star birth.

Image Of The Day

Rosetta's on board cameras capture even more details of comet 67P

(Some of the latest images of comet 67P – Photo Credit: ESA)

9 days and just over 2000 kilometres separate the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and now the comet’s largest features are beginning to stand out in the space craft’s OSIRIS narrow angle camera. 324 more words


Images of the Day: 28/7/14

(Photo Credit: Alexander Gerst/ESA)

Expedition 40 Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst has been taking more amazing pictures of the Sahara desert from the International Space Station.

The International Space Station

Gaia Space Telescope hit by micrometeoroids

(Artist’s impression of the Gaia satellite – Photo Credit: ESA/C. Carreau)

Scientists working with the European Space Agency’s Gaia Space Telescope have found that the spacecraft is being hit by micrometeoroids. 365 more words


Venus Express completes final orbit manoeuvre

(Visualisation of Venus Express during its aerobraking manoeuvre – Photo Credit: ESA/C. Carreau)

The European Space Agency’s Venus Express spacecraft has successfully completed it’s final orbital correction manoeuvre without any problems, invalidating concerns that the craft could run out of fuel  and prematurely crash into Venus.


Rosetta Closes In on Comet 67P

HEARTS IN RUIN begins with a paleolithic couple facing uncertainty at the approach of the “Fire Star.” Later, they experience first hand the effects of its impact with Earth. 500 more words


How, and when, to watch the European Space Agency's cargo launch to the ISS

(ATV-5 in the Final Assembly Building. The craft’s docking mechanism, that will secure it to the ISS, is also visible – Photo Credit: ESA/S. Corvaja) 340 more words