ESA@europeanspaceagency

The European Space Agency - #ESA πŸš€πŸ‘¨β€πŸš€
Bringing the wonders of the universe and our planet to the palm of your hands πŸ”­πŸ›°οΈ
🌍 @esa_earth
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Anyone up for some πŸ₯˜ in Valencia this Saturday? πŸ˜‰ β€’
#Repost @esa_earth ・・・
Bon dia des de l'espai, València!
The Sentinel-2 satellite captured the beautiful city and its blue coast last August.
We are going to be in Valencia next week to take part in the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium... hoping to sneak in some sightseeing after workπŸ˜‰
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πŸ“Έ contains modified @copernicus_eu Sentinel data (2017), processed by @europeanspaceagency, @creativecommons CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO


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Hi there Mars Express! πŸ‘‹β €
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The narrow blur against a black backdrop is in fact our Mars Express spacecraft, taken by the Mars Orbiter Camera on the Mars Global Surveyor. It is the first-ever successful image of any spacecraft orbiting Mars taken by another spacecraft in a Martian orbit.β €
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Go to our @instagram Story to learn more.β €
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πŸ“Έ Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) team, @NASA / @nasajpl / MSSS


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The #ExoMars rover is looking for a name‼️⠀
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Help the @spacegovuk naming the rover that is going to Mars to search for signs of life.β €
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Go to our @instagram Story to join the competition!β €
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πŸ“Ή @europeanspaceagency / ATG medialab


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A storm rolls in 🌫️
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The high resolution stereo camera on board our Mars Express captured this impressive upwelling front of dust clouds – visible in the right half of the frame – near the north polar ice cap of Mars in April this year.
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It was one of several local small-scale dust storms that have been observed in recent months at the Red Planet, which is currently enduring a particularly intense dust storm season. β€’
Go to our @instagram Story to learn more. β€’
πŸ“Έ @europeanspaceagency/ @germanaerospacecenter/ @fu_berlin; @creativecommons CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO


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πŸ“’ Challenge alert! πŸŽβ €
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Prepare your camera for Friday 27 July 2018! πŸŒšβ €
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On that night, our planet will pass in between the Sun and the Moon and in a big part of the world we'll be able to see a Lunar Eclipse. Coincidently, Mars (the tiny dot in this image) will appear to be close to the Moon and in some parts, the @iss will join the show!β €
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We challenge you to capture this moment in a picture or video and share it with our Instagram community (@yourESA) using the hashtag #yourESA.β €
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Follow the link in our bio to read the details! Good luck everyone!β €
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πŸ“Έ @astro_alex_esa - @europeanspaceagency / @NASA


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Happy World Emoji Day! πŸ˜€
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Let's play a game to celebrate this game! πŸ‘Ύ
Can you guess the name of the movie based on the following emojis?
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Tell us your answer in the comment section πŸ‘‡
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πŸ“Έ @europeanspaceagency / @xandler80, @creativecommons CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO


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Things got hot in French Guiana! πŸ”₯β €
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Today's hot firing of the P120C solid-propellant motor at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana proves its flight-worthiness for use on Vega-C next year and on Ariane 6 from 2020.β €
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Go to our @instagram Story to learn more.β €
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πŸ“Ή @europeanspaceagency - @cnes_france


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Hubble Time! πŸŒŒβ €
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Glowing warmly against the dark backdrop of the Universe, this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows an irregular galaxy called UGC 12682. Located approximately 70 million light-years away in the constellation of Pegasus (The Winged Horse), UGC 12682 is distorted and oddly-structured, with bright pockets of star formation.
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Go to out @instagram Story to learn more.β €
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πŸ“Έ @europeanspaceagency/Hubble & @NASA, @creativecommons CC BY 4.0


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Today's the day! ⚽️ β€’
We've come a long way and made it to Moscow, where the French and the Croatian national teams are playing the final match of the @fifaworldcup 2018 at the moment.

Are you team πŸ‡«πŸ‡· or team πŸ‡­πŸ‡·? Tell us in the comment section πŸ‘‡ β€’
πŸ“Έ 1️⃣@astro_alex_esa - @europeanspaceagency / @nasa
2️⃣@cnes_france


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Europe’s new commercial research facility on the @iss, called ICE Cubes or International Commercial Experiments Service, is ready to perform operations in orbit.β €
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We are offering European students the opportunity to fly an experiment with ICE Cubes as part of their graduation thesis.β €
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Go to our @instagram Story to learn more.β €
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πŸ“Έ Space Applications Services


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Europe’s next Galileo satellites have been put in place on top of the Ariane 5 launcher due to lift them from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana on Wednesday 25 July.β €
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Go to our @instagram Story to learn more.β €
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πŸ“Έ @europeanspaceagency / @cnes_france / @arianespace / Optique Video du CSG - P Baudon


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It's time for the #ESAquiz! πŸ‡«πŸ‡·β €β €β €β €β €β €
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Since our French followers are celebrating their national day today, let's flyover the city of Paris with this image taken by @thom_astro during his time aboard the @iss.β €
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Can you tell us the name of the place where the zoom in stops?β €β €β €β €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 €β €β €β €β €β €
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πŸ“Έ @europeanspaceagency / @nasa


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