European Astronomy and Space Program

Featured Images

Launch of Lisa Pathfinder
Gravity Bound Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Space-based view of solar eclipse of March 20, 2015
Disappearing Sun Friday, March 20, 2015
The Huygens probe arrives at Titan in 2005
Cold Landing Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Philae lander view of its landing site
Stuck? Friday, November 14, 2014
View of Philae lander and its target comet
Headed for a Comet Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Artist's concept of Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
Touchdown! Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Landing site for the Rosetta comet probe
Comet Target Monday, September 29, 2014
August 6, 2014, view of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko by Rosetta
Getting Closer Thursday, August 7, 2014
August 3, 2014, image of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta
Arrival Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Artist's concept of Solar Orbiter
Feeling the Heat Friday, July 4, 2014
Artist's concept of Rosetta contacting Earth
Back to Work Monday, January 20, 2014
The Planck space telescope and its view of the cosmic microwave background
Going Dark Thursday, October 24, 2013
Infrared image of the Carina Nebula from space-based Herschel Observatory
Busy Nursery Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Ultraviolet view of Venusian clouds from Venus Express orbiter
Cloudy Skies Saturday, November 26, 2011
Giotto spacecraft view of Halley's Comet, March 1986
Halley's Armada Saturday, March 5, 2011
The Milky Way galaxy and the afterglow of the Big Bang make up this all-sky imag
A Little of Everything Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Cold Fingers Friday, March 19, 2010

Radio Programs

Huygens Parachuting through alien skies Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Ready for Landing Getting ready to land on a comet Sunday, November 2, 2014
Feeling the Heat Looking at the Sun from near and far Friday, July 4, 2014
Moon and Mars Mars gets a holiday visitor Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Gaia II Mapping a billion stars Friday, October 4, 2013
European Southern Observatory Organizing a new observatory Friday, October 5, 2012
Transit of 1761, Part IV A ring of fire around a planet Thursday, June 9, 2011
Lutetia Ready to map an asteroid Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Speedy Star Measuring the Milky Way with a single star Friday, February 18, 2011


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