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Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. In this special edition, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano joins the show to share his view of Earth from space while on the International Space Station.

Rainbow-Like Feature on Venus

A rainbow-like feature known as a 'glory' has been seen by ESA's Venus Express orbiter in the atmosphere of our nearest neighbour - the first time one has been fully imaged on another planet.

Rosetta's Comet Wakes Up

It's back! After comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko had disappeared behind the Sun and out of the Earth's view last year in October, the target comet of ESA's Rosetta mission can now be seen again.

Two distinct volcanic eruptions have flooded this area of Daedalia Planum with lava, flowing around an elevated fragment of ancient terrain.

Once a year, Europe's experts in space medicine and astronaut medical support share their knowledge with future space medicine professionals during a week-long workshop at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.

Proba-V Looks Down At The Ganges River

More than 5000 images, 65 daily global maps and six 10-day global syntheses, plus a quick peek at the Olympics.

This satellite image shows the heart-shaped Miscanti lake and smaller Miñiques lake in northern Chile.

A pigment once daubed onto prehistoric cave paintings is set to protect ESA's Solar Orbiter mission from the Sun's close-up glare.

Large and small, hundreds of thousands of craters scar the surface of Mars, hollowed out by a multitude of asteroids and comets that impacted the Red Planet throughout its history.

Testing the deployment of the Sentinel-1A radar antenna (in fast motion) in the cleanroom at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France.

Analyzing Mt. Kilimanjaro From Orbit

This false-colour image from Japan's ALOS satellite was acquired over part of southern Kenya and the border with Tanzania.

Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres.

It was a fairy-tale ending to a tense chapter in the story of the Rosetta space mission this evening as ESA heard from its distant spacecraft for the first time in 31 months.

ESA Director General Meets the Media

European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain met with media at the traditional start-of-year briefing on the activities and challenges for 2014.

Rosetta: To Chase a Comet

Comets are among the most beautiful and least understood nomads of the night sky. To date, half a dozen of these most heavenly of heavenly bodies have been visited by spacecraft in an attempt to unlock their secrets

Ten Years Imaging Mars

Ten years ago, on 14 January 2004, Mars Express took its very first images of Mars in colour and in 3D.

Suit up for Skinsuit

The Space Medicine Office of ESA's European Astronaut Centre is managing a project that could help astronauts overcome back problems in space, simply by wearing a high-tech tight-fitting 'skinsuit'.

What Lies Beneath The Ice in Antarctica?

A field campaign dedicated to SMOS and GOCE has revealed unexpected similarities in the missions' very different types of measurements.

An Astronaut's Rhythm

Anyone who has flown long distances will be familiar with the jetlag that comes with travelling across time zones.

Late this month, ESA's Mars Express will make the closest flyby yet of the Red Planet's largest moon Phobos, skimming past at only 45 km above its surface.

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