Prepping the Parker Solar Probe for Space At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the Parker Solar Probe is lowered into the 40-foot-tall thermal vacuum chamber. The thermal vacuum chamber simulates the harsh conditions that the spacecraft will experience on its journey through space, including near-vacuum conditions and ... NASA Image of the Day
Week In Images Our week through the lens: 15-19 January 2018 ESA Top News
Teacher Workshops Primary and secondary school teachers from ESA Member and Associate States are invited to apply to robotics and automation workshops ESA Top News
Earth from Space In this week's edition, discover Brazil’s Marajó island with Sentinel-2 ESA Top News
Earth from Space: Marajó
Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In this edition, Sentinel-2 takes us over part of northern Brazil’s Marajó island in Pará state.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/01/Marajo_Brazil to download the image.
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Jupiter’s Swirling South Pole This image of Jupiter’s swirling south polar region was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it neared completion of its tenth close flyby of the gas giant planet. NASA Image of the Day
2017 Takes Second Place for Hottest Year
Earth's surface temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest since since 1880, when global estimates first become feasible, NASA scientists found. News release: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/long-term-warming-trend-continued-in-2017-nasa-noaa

Global temperatures in 2017 were second only to 2016, which still holds the record for the ...
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Satellites paint a detailed picture of maritime activity ESA has helped coastal authorities to track up to 70% more ships and pick up nearly three times more ship positions via satellite than was possible before. ESA Space Engineering & Technology
Satellites paint a detailed picture of maritime activity ESA has helped coastal authorities to track up to 70% more ships and pick up nearly three times more ship positions via satellite than was possible before. ESA Top News
Elementary, my dear machine intelligence Artificial intelligence already helping astronauts on the International Space Station is also providing a promising approach for solving crimes. In an era of security concerns across Europe, the smart use of police data is critical for uncovering leads.   ESA Top News
Earth from Space: special edition
Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. This special edition celebrates two years of operating the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

More about Sentinel-2:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Observing_the_Earth/Copernicus/Sentinel-2
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Even in the Desert For the second time in three years, snow has accumulated in the desert near the northern Algerian town of Aïn Séfra. NASA Image of the Day
Insert satellite here Technology image of the week: Europe’s largest vacuum chamber, used for satellite testing, captured by photographer Edgar Martins ESA Space Engineering & Technology
Three of the 'Thirty-Five New Guys' On January 16, 1978, NASA announces the first astronaut class in nine years, which included the first African Americans. NASA Image of the Day
Webb Space Telescope Update on This Week @NASA – January 12, 2018
The James Webb Space Telescope’s cryogenic vacuum testing at our Johnson Space Center verified it’s ready for the cold, harsh environment of space, and its mission to uncover a part of the universe we have not seen. From distant worlds ... NASA
Jupiter’s Colorful Cloud Belts Colorful swirling cloud belts dominate Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. NASA Image of the Day
Earth from Space: Sahara snow
Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In this edition, Sentinel-2 takes us over snow-covered sand dunes in Algeria. 

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/01/Sahara_snow to download the image.
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Flight Through Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared Light
By combining the visible and infrared capabilities of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA’s Universe of Learning program have created a spectacular, three-dimensional, fly-through movie of the magnificent Orion nebula, a nearby stellar nursery. ... NASA
All the Glittering Stars A new analysis of about 10,000 normal Sun-like stars in the Milky Way's galactic bulge reveals that our galaxy's hub is a dynamic environment. NASA Image of the Day
Space Bites: The Value of the Moon | Paul D. Spudis
The Moon is a destination, a laboratory for science, a place to learn the skills of planetary exploration, and a source of materials and energy for use on the Moon and in space to create new spacefaring capability.

Advocate of ...
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OVERVIEW | Episode 1: Ground Crew
The Virgin Galactic ground crew plays an essential role in our commercial spaceline operations. Meet our spaceship mechanics and watch them prepare our vehicles VSS Unity and VMS Eve for a flight -- right up until they pull chocks for ... Virgin Galactic

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