Lenticular clouds

Wonderful photo of a lenticular cloud above the Northern Velebit mountains in Croatia captured by Suzana Kevek Tomić. Source: WHO Lenticular clouds are stationary clouds that form mostly in the troposphere. They are often comparable in appearance to…

Vega-C fairing’s trial by sound

The 10-m high fairing of Europe’s inaugural Vega-C launcher atop a structural model of its upper stage, being prepared for acoustic testing within ESA’s Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF) – which is able to simulate…

Never look directly at the Sun!

Last Wednesday, all locations on our planet enjoyed roughly the same number of hours of day and night. This event, called an equinox, takes place twice a year – around 20 March and then again…

Space Selfies

Space Science Image of the Week: BepiColombo’s solar arrays and antennas are captured in the spacecraft’s first images from space