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GMES In Eastern Europe
2012-05-10 03:22:58

As Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program nears its full operational phase, its benefits and economic potential for Eastern Europe came into focus last week at a conference in Bucharest, Romania.

Messier 55's Vast Ball Of Stars Imaged By ESO's VISTA
2012-05-09 10:53:23

A new image of Messier 55 from ESO's VISTA infrared survey telescope shows tens of thousands of stars crowded together like a swarm of bees.

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2012-05-06 07:18:01

The European Space Agency (ESA) is reportedly planning to launch a new branding campaign to raise awareness of space travel's impact on the global economy and product innovation.

Win Funding For Satnav Business Ideas
2012-05-04 03:04:40

If you have a great new idea for commercially using satellite navigation, it’s time to come forward. You may win funding and support to bring your idea to life, in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition.

APEX Captures Stunning Image Of Dust Near Orion's Belt
2012-05-02 12:52:36

A new image of the region surrounding the reflection nebula Messier 78, just to the north of Orion’s Belt, shows clouds of cosmic dust threaded through the nebula like a string of pearls.

Image 1 - La Silla Observatory Eyes A Cluster Within A Cluster
2012-04-25 11:47:24

The star cluster NGC 6604 is shown in this new image taken by the Wide Field Imager attached to the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.

Space Technology Landing At Hanover Messe Trade Fair
2012-04-19 03:23:50

Propelling the Ariane 5 rocket into space, the Vulcain engine truly reflects Europe’s impressive aerospace achievements. The giant engine will flag ‘ESA Space Apps’ at this year’s Hannover Messe trade fair showcasing impressive space technology spin-offs and their terrestrial potential.

Designing The Interplanetary Web
2012-04-16 05:00:43

Reliable Internet access on the Moon, near Mars or for astronauts on a space station? How about controlling a planetary rover from a spacecraft in deep space? These are just some of the pioneering technologies that ESA is working on for future exploration missions.

Tracking Cities At Night From The Space Station
2012-04-06 03:37:46

ESA astronaut André Kuipers has installed ‘NightPod’ on the International Space Station, an aid for taking night-time pictures of Earth. The first batch of pictures offer stunning images of cities at night.

SpaceTweetup With André Kuipers: Ask @Astro_Andre
2012-04-05 03:50:56

Are you following @Astro_Andre’s Twitter updates and images from space? If you could speak to him live on the International Space Station, what would you most like to ask? Now’s your chance!


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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