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

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🎥 This week's @ESA_EO  #EarthFromSpace  video shows deforestation in #Bolivia . @CopernicusEU  #Sentinel2  captured this image of an area in the Santa Cruz Department of Bolivia, where the tropical dry forest has been cleared for agricultural use 👉

🎥 Tune in to #ESAwebTV  this Saturday for a space tour-de-force from 10:00 GMT (11:00 CET), when @astro_luca  and @AstroDrewMorgan  premiere their exclusive #OneTake  tour of the @Space_Station  – followed by live coverage of the last #SpacewalkForAMS  👉

At its closest to the Sun, @ESA SolarOrbiter will get within about 42 million km, closer than Mercury and closer than any European spacecraft in history. So how do we get #SolarOrbiter  into this unique orbit at the centre of the Solar System? 👉

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#DollyPartonChallenge Yes, it's Friday.

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ESA has awarded a contract to @QinetiQ  to build #Altius , a new satellite mission to deliver profiles of stratospheric ozone concentrations, as well as other atmospheric trace gases - vital data to better understand Earth's atmosphere 👉 #ClimateChange 

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📷 Amazing view of the Alps from ESA astronaut @astro_luca , with lakes Orta, Maggiore, Varese, Lugano and Como. You can just make out Milan @MiAirports  #Malpensa  at bottom left 👉 See more of Luca's photos 👉 #BeyondMission 

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🎥 Coming up: coverage of the final #SpacewalkForAMS  with @astro_luca  and @AstroDrewMorgan  live on #ESAwebTV  at 11:15 GMT (12:15 CET). More details 👉 Watch here 👉 Also follow 👉 😉 @esaspaceflight  #SpaceSaturday 

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📹 PLUS don't forget to tune in to #ESAwebTV  at 10:00 GMT (11:00 CET) for the #premiere  of @astro_luca  and @AstroDrewMorgan 's @Space_Station  #OneTake  fly-through tour 👉😮

🔴 Live coverage of @astro_luca 's final #SpacewalkForAMS  now on #ESAwebTV , from 11:15 GMT (12:15 CET) onwards 👉

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Just. Wow. Photo taken by @astro_luca  outside the @Space_Station  on his first #SpacewalkForAMS  on 15 November 2019. It shows the Japanese #Kibo  module (left) and the Station's solar arrays with Earth behind 👉

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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:

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