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New ESA Explores podcast series

The first episode in a new ESA Explores podcast series is available now via all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

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Science

Foams, meteors, muscle tone, and firing up the levitator – August Space Station science

While much of Europe was on holidays in August, it was business as usual on the International Space Station. European science continued to collect data on a range of topics looking to enhance space exploration and life on Earth.    Catching meteors Perseid showers captured by ESA’s meteor camera The Atmosphere–Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM), located outside […]

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Astronauts

Take refuge in a cave – on the Moon

Lunar caves as large as entire towns could provide shelter for human exploration. Caverns on the Moon and Mars can offer enough space, protection against cosmic radiation and stable temperatures for astronaut bases, a recent study suggests. New research compared hundreds of underground formations on Earth, the Moon and Mars. While on our planet the […]

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Astronauts

Thomas and Matthias talk training in Astro Chat series

ESA astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Matthias Maurer are training for upcoming missions to the International Space Station. Follow their journey in our Astro Chat series.

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Science

From Antarctica to Mars

There is something in the frozen lands of Antarctica that lures her. Vinciane Debaille cherishes forgotten rocks that have landed in the midst of the white desert. More than 250 martian meteorites have fallen under the scrutiny of this geochemist who dates rocks using natural radioactivity to understand how planets formed and evolved.

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Science

A game changer for the Solar System

Half a century ago humans stepped on the Moon for the first time. The lunar rocks the Apollo astronauts bought back to Earth are still being investigated and analysed by researchers all over the world. As lab techniques improve, new revelations help us better understand our natural satellite.

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Science

The martian link

She feels at ease in the lab, surrounded by microscopes to unveil the inner secrets of rocks. As she swings back and forth between a meteorite sample, the eyepiece and the screen, she is looking for the organic compounds that will tell her more about life in the Universe.

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Science

Mars revisited

If aliens looked for life on a future Earth with its oceans and fertile lands lost to time, where would they start?

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