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European Space Agency, keeping you posted on European space activities.

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Eleni joined ESA in October 2018 to work on #MarsExpress . She shares her experience as a Young Graduate Trainee at #ESAC  in Spain where she helps observe the 'Red Planet' 🔴 👉 Apply here for more opportunities 👉 #YGT 

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🎥 In a cleanroom in Ottobrunn, Germany, the latest @CopernicusEU  #Sentinel  satellite 🛰️ is ready for final testing before shipping to the US for launch next year. Designed to chart changing sea level, this is the first @ESA_EO  Sentinel-6 satellite 👇

Once you see it, you can't unsee it: someone said the flight adapter for the @ESA_CHEOPS  #exoplanet  satellite looks like #BabyYoda ... Oh no! 😉 👉     @starwars  @themandalorian  @esascience  @spacerockslive 

🎄'Tis the season... if Christmas makes you think of stars (or even travelling spacemen?) then this ESA #ChristmasJumper  will give you a festive feel. Check out some great stocking fillers too. Now in the @ESASpaceShop  for a limited time only! 👉

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🎥 In this week's @ESA_EO  #EarthFromSpace , @CopernicusEU  #Sentinel1  mission takes us over part of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, deep in the Amazon interior 👇

🎥 ESA’s first @esascience  mission dedicated to investigating 'exoplanets', planets OUTSIDE our Solar System, is scheduled for launch on a Soyuz rocket from the European Spaceport in French Guiana on 17 December. Meet @ESA_CHEOPS ! 👇 👏

📞🎥 Two astronauts and three @NobelPrize  laureates will talk about exoplanets, the Universe and the technologies that make a difference on #Earth  (and the @Space_Station ). Join us live on #ESAWebTV  starting 13.30 GMT (14:30 CET) today 👉

🔴 Inflight call between @NobelPrize  laureates with astronauts @astro_luca  and @Astro_Jessica , live now on #ESAwebTV  👉

🌍 Four trillion satellite measurements, taken over four decades from 1981 to 2018, have been merged to create a continuous global record that will help to understand the science behind Earth’s #climate  👉

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50 years ago today, #Apollo8  astronaut Bill Anders captured the iconic #Earthrise  image of Earth rising above the lunar horizon, changing how we see our place in the Universe (🎥 produced by ).

For those of you asking - yes it is water ice. Mars Express first detected water on #Mars  in 2004, see our release at the time . More recently, the spacecraft detected liquid water under the planet’s south pole, see:

"Space, here I come" - remembering world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who showed us there are no limits to achieving our dreams. Our thoughts are with his family.

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Happy Birthday to the  Telescope! Launched today in 1990. More than 1.4 million observations of nearly 45,000 celestial objects, and still going strong! More images:

#Solareclipse seen from space by ESA's Proba-2

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