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And the winning ideas for 3D printing on the Moon come from... πŸŒΉπŸŒ•
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Helen Schell
And the winning ideas for 3D printing on the Moon come from... πŸŒΉπŸŒ• β€’ Helen Schell from the UK, proposing a β€˜magic Moon garden’, printed from recycled coloured plastics. β€’ Judith de Santiago, who presented a dodecahedron (or 12-sided) plant pot – ideally for a real plant – that also incorporates symbols of distant Earth. β€’ Thanks everyone for participating‼️Go to our @instagram Story to learn more.
23.01.2019 18:48:34
This is #yourESA πŸŒ•
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Many across the world woke in the early hours of Monday to
This is #yourESA πŸŒ• β€’ Many across the world woke in the early hours of Monday to view a a total lunar eclipse and shared their images on social media. The images were stunning across the continent, but particularly over Lake Maggiore, Italy. This image of the eclipse at totality was taken at 06:23 CET by Alberto Negro. β€’ Go to our @instagram Story to learn more about this phenomenon and the Moon. β€’ πŸ“Έ@mclane_70
22.01.2019 21:32:44
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Did you catch the eclipse last nightβ‰οΈπŸŒ•
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Moon always provides wonderful photogr
Did you catch the eclipse last nightβ‰οΈπŸŒ• β€’ Moon always provides wonderful photographic opportunities. This time, Daniel Michalik captured a beautiful scene at the Earth’s South Pole in Antarctica, where the dry, cold conditions allow for observations of a number of rare celestial phenomena that are seen far less often elsewhere. The sight captured beautifully here by Daniel is a good example of such a phenomenon: a light pillar. Go to our @instagram Story to learn more about light pillars and don't forget to tag your captures of last night's eclipse with #yourESA for a chance to be featured in our website. β€’ πŸ“Έ D. Michalik/NSF/SPT
21.01.2019 18:04:06
Hubble Time! πŸŒŒβ €β €β €
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This huge ball of stars β€” around 100 billion in total β€” is
Hubble Time! πŸŒŒβ €β €β € β €β €β € This huge ball of stars β€” around 100 billion in total β€” is an elliptical galaxy located some 55 million light-years away from us. Known as Messier 89, this galaxy appears to be perfectly spherical; this is unusual for elliptical galaxies, which tend to be elongated ellipsoids. The apparently spherical nature of Messier 89 could, however, be a trick of perspective, and be caused by its orientation relative to the Earth. Go to our @instagram Story to learn more about this image.β €β € β €β €β € πŸ“Έ @europeanspaceagency, @hubbleesa & @NASA, S. Faber et al.; @creativecommons CC BY 4.0
21.01.2019 00:09:31
How much do you know about European activities in Space⁉️ β€’
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How much do you know about European activities in Space⁉️ β€’ Here are some of the answers of a survey carried in our name. β€’ πŸ“Ή @europeanspaceagency
20.01.2019 18:17:45
Beyond playingβ€ΌοΈπŸ–β €
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Our astronaut Luca Parmitano is hard at work preparing for
Beyond playingβ€ΌοΈπŸ–β € β € Our astronaut Luca Parmitano is hard at work preparing for his Beyond mission. In this image, Luca is navigating through a computer-generated environment to learn the route he might take outside the Space Station on a spacewalk, helping him to take decisions and act more quickly during the actual spacewalk. The training facility is part of Virtual Reality Laboratory at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA. β € Go to our @instagram Story to learn more.β € β € πŸ“Έ @NASA
20.01.2019 11:14:41
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Our antennas are getting cooler! πŸ“‘
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This year, our ground station boffins are p
Our antennas are getting cooler! πŸ“‘ β€’ This year, our ground station boffins are planning to deploy a new cryogenically cooled "antenna feed" – a gizmo used to transmit and receive deep space signals – on the our three deep-space antennas. Go to our @instagram Story to learn more. β€’ πŸ“Έ @europeanspaceagency
19.01.2019 23:50:15
It's time for the #ESAquiz! 🎈 β €β €β €β €β €β €
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Do you know what is this parachute
It's time for the #ESAquiz! 🎈 β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Do you know what is this parachute going to be used for?β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € Write your answers in the comment section πŸ‘‡ and stay tuned to our @instagram Story for the answer and a shout out!β € β€’ πŸ“Έ Vorticity Systems
19.01.2019 17:33:04
@esa_earth takes you to the most wonderful places of our planet every Friday wit
@esa_earth takes you to the most wonderful places of our planet every Friday with #EarthFromSpace You should follow the account. β€’ #Repost@esa_earth ・・・ Morning coffee... with a viewπŸ›°οΈπŸŒ! This Friday take a break and travel with us to the Gangotri glacier in the Indian Himalayan state of Uttarakhand: Explore it with us in the latest episode of Earth From Space at the link in our story. . . πŸ“Έ contains modified @copernicus_eu Sentinel data (2018), processed by @europeanspaceagency, @creativecommons CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
19.01.2019 11:54:05
Hubble is always exceeding expectations! πŸŒŒβ €β €β €
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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Tele
Hubble is always exceeding expectations! πŸŒŒβ €β €β € β €β €β € The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image yet of a close neighbour of the Milky Way – the Triangulum Galaxy, a spiral galaxy located at a distance of only three million light-years. This panoramic survey of the third-largest galaxy in our Local Group of galaxies provides a mesmerising view of the 40 billion stars that make up one of the most distant objects visible to the naked eye. Go to our @instagram Story to learn more about this image.β €β €β € β €β €β € πŸ“Έ @NASA, @europeanspaceagency, and M. Durbin, J. Dalcanton, and B. F. Williams (@uofwa); @creativecommons CC BY 4.0
18.01.2019 23:29:21
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Want to hunt aurorae with us⁉️
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We are thrilled to announce our upcoming #Auro
Want to hunt aurorae with us⁉️ β€’ We are thrilled to announce our upcoming #AuroraHunters Social Space event in TromsΓΈ, Norway! Learn how the Sun and Space Weather threaten vital infrastructure, how we are responding, and enjoy a packed programme of activities‼️ β€’ Go to our @instagram Story to learn more and sign up. β€’ πŸ“Ή@europeanspaceagency - @astro_alex_esa
18.01.2019 17:29:34
We are always up for a challenge! πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ‘©β€πŸš€πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€
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The latest European Astro
We are always up for a challenge! πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ‘©β€πŸš€πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€ β€’ The latest European Astronaut Corps was selected 10 years ago: @astro_timpeake, @thom_astro, @astro_alex_esa, Andreas Mogensen, Luca Parmitano and Samantha Cristoforetti form the #Shenanigans09 class. Here's their #10YearChallenge before and after spending some time aboard the @iss orbiting Earth. This is what we call star power‼️ β€’ πŸ“Έ 1️⃣ @europeanspaceagency - S. Corvaja, 2009 2️⃣3️⃣4️⃣5️⃣6️⃣7️⃣@europeanspaceagency - M. Koell, 2009
17.01.2019 17:22:10
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