European Space Agency Image of the week

Team of Teams: The Galileo operations team, joined by Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations Thomas Reiter and experts from European industry, seen in the Main Control Room at ESA’s Space…

Rosetta comet observed with Very Large Telescope

Description Since early August 2014, Rosetta has been enjoying a close-up view of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Meanwhile, astronomers on Earth have been busy following the comet with ground-based telescopes. As Rosetta is deep inside the ‘atmosphere’…

Artist’s impression of Type Ia supernova

Description: An artist’s impression of a Type Ia supernova – the explosion of a white dwarf locked in a binary system with a companion star. While other types of supernovas are the explosive demises of…

ESA image of the week

ATV GEORGES LEMAÎTRE READY FOR LAUNCH ESA’s last Automated Transfer Vehicle, ATVGeorges Lemaître, is set for launch to the International Space Station from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana at 23:44 GMT on 29 July (01:44 CEST on 30 July). The…