Tue 7th of Dec 2021 UTC
Astronomy.co.uk Moon Phase Widget
Age: 3 days old
Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 11%
Distance: 367,131 km
  • Tiny crystal of powerTiny crystal of power
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  • ESA moves forward with your ideas for 11 pioneering missionsESA moves forward with your ideas for 11 pioneering missions
    You spoke, we listened. Last September, we asked for your ideas for future space missions. Our goal was to tap into the insight, expertise and creativity of European citizens, companies and academia to help us plan for the future. Based on over 200 ideas, ESA Discovery & Preparation is now launching 11 new activities over the course of the coming year, that will together shape the future of space. Read more »
  • Test tanks fuelled for ESA’s Themis reusable first stageTest tanks fuelled for ESA’s Themis reusable first stage
    Recently completed tests of two propellant tanks set a first technological milestone in the ESA reusability roadmap towards the demonstration of a reusable first stage vehicle called Themis. Read more »
  • Artist wins residency at ESA’s technical heartArtist wins residency at ESA’s technical heart
    Dutch visual artist and filmmaker Anna Hoetjes is the winner of the Mission: Art-Space Exchange research residency at the European Space Agency. During her residency, Anna will spend two months with space science researchers at the European Space Research and Technology Centre, ESTEC, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, the largest ESA establishment and hub of European space projects. Read more »
  • After the crash comes HeraAfter the crash comes Hera
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  • Catching asteroid deflection mission's first wordsCatching asteroid deflection mission's first words
  • Planetary defenders: after NASA’s DART comes ESA’s HeraPlanetary defenders: after NASA’s DART comes ESA’s Hera
    The world will be watching the milestone launch of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test, DART, spacecraft on Wednesday, 24 November, intended to alter one small part of the Solar System forever. Read more »
  • Testing mini-radar to peer inside asteroidTesting mini-radar to peer inside asteroid
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  • RadCube reaches outRadCube reaches out
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  • Hunting for marine plasticHunting for marine plastic
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