28 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019

When CubeSats meet asteroid

ESA’s Hera mission for planetary defence, being designed to survey the smallest asteroid ever explored, is really three spacecraft in one. The main mothership will carry two briefcase-sized CubeSats, which will touch down on the target body. A French team has been investigating what might happen at that initial instant of alien contact.

Source: ESA news

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27 Jun 2019

The heat is on


Europe is in the grip of a heatwave. While weather forecasts provide the temperature of the air, Copernicus Sentinel-3 shows how hot the land surface is
Source: ESA news

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27 Jun 2019

Fire red lines


This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image not only features the Woodbury fire and burn scars in Arizona, but also the red lines that act as a fire retardant
Source: ESA news

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27 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019

Settling the galaxy


Technology image of the week: what looks like an exploding firework is actually a simulation of humankind’s future expansion across the stars, produced for an international competition
Source: ESA news

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25 Jun 2019

Holey moly


Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Aorounga impact crater in Chad imaged from space by ESA astronaut Tim Peake
Source: ESA news

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