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Before the eclipse

The Sun as seen by SOHO and Proba-2 as astronomers prepare for today's total solar eclipse

Week in Images

Our week through the lens: 14 - 18 August 2017

Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payouts

For the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so that farmers can benefit from speedy insurance payouts.

ESA's Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses

Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday's total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes – thanks to a pioneering ESA space mission.

Canned space

Technology image of the week: Europe's largest vacuum chamber, used to test satellites before they fly

Circular formation

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Expedition 52/53 crew on the International Space Station

Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System

Ten spacecraft, from ESA's Venus Express to NASA's Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.

Space eclipse

Space Science Image of the Week: Get ready for the total solar eclipse next week

Week in Images

Our week through the lens: 7 - 11 August 2017

Sweltering south

Southern Europe is in the grip of a heatwave, fuelling wildfires and water shortages. Information from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite has been used to map the sweltering heat across the region

Preserving the stress of volcanic uprise on Mars

An ancient mountain range on Mars preserves a complex volcanic and tectonic past imprinted with signs of water and ice interactions.

Greenland wildfire

Greenland is usually associated with ice and snow, but over the last couple of weeks a wildfire, captured here by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, has been raging in the western part of the country

Approaching Asteroid

Operations image of the week: an international campaign has revealed that an asteroid will come within 43 000 km of our planet in October, providing a rare opportunity for intensive studies

Tanks for the lift

Human spaceflight image of the week: Propellant tanks that will fuel NASA's Space Launch System deep-space rocket are ready for testing

Box of life

Technology image of the week: This pioneering microbiology life-support experiment flew in space 30 years ago this week

Summer fireworks

Space Science Image of the Week: Rosetta captured views of the comet during its most active phase two years ago

Week in Images

Our week through the lens: 31 July - 4 August 2017

Paolo and Mares

Human spaceflight image of the week: ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli tests his muscles

Nanobot's giant leap

Technology image of the week: This highly mobile jumping Nanobot is designed to make a profit on the Moon

Testing Galileo

Each Galileo satellite must go through a rigorous test campaign to assure its readiness for space

Vega lofts two satellites on second launch this year

This morning Arianespace launched a Vega rocket carrying two Earth observation satellites for Italy, France and Israel encased in Vega's lighter protective fairing.