Coming up on New Year’s Eve, earthlings tend to celebrate milestones of the year passed, as well as look expectantly toward the future. Here, Planetsave brings you some of the … [Read full article]
Tag: European Space Agency
We Expect To Land On A Comet Today… [UPDATE: Done.]
It’s only taken ten years and four billion miles. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft, a two-part probe with orbiter and lander, arrived at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 6 after the … [Read full article]
You Don’t Need A Telescope To Follow A Satellite (VIDEO)
Would you like to chase satellites, print out custom sky charts whenever you wish, and locate real-time iridium flares without a telescope or binoculars? Heavens Above has just the features … [Read full article]
Building a Moon Base? How About 3D Printing It Instead?
3D printing technology is finding some remarkable applications these days; more than just a clever way to make personalized furniture or dishware, 3D printing (using rapid prototyping software) has of … [Read full article]
Electric Blue Swirls Off Ireland (Photo of the Day)
Though looking at Ireland from space is always stunning, with it’s masses of dark green spread across the vast majority of the island, in this image there is something even … [Read full article]
Madagascar From Space (Photo of the Day)
The world’s fourth largest island and the subject of quite a funny animated film, Madagascar is caught on camera by the European Space Agency’s satellite Envisat on 30 June, 2009. … [Read full article]
The Aegean Islands from Space (Photo of the Day)
The Aegean and Libyan Seas in the eastern Mediterranean are split by the island of Crete, which is seen in prominence in this Envisat image.
Canary Islands From Space (Photo of the Day)
Captured on the 8th of September by the European Space Agency’s Envisat Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) are the Canary Islands, at the bottom of this image, off the west coast of Africa.
Black and White Glacier Island From Space (Photo of the Day)
In this stunning black and white image taken by the European Space Agency’s Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) on board Envisat, we get to see Spitsbergen, Norway’s largest island.
Islands of Venice from Space (Photo of the Day)
Everyone has heard about the beautifully romantic city that is Venice, and sometimes we even get to see inside the city thanks to movies like The Italian Job and Casino Royale. However this beautiful image taken by Ikonos-2, a commercial satellite that provides panchromatic and multispectral high-resolution imagery for the European Space Agency shows us another, but just as spectacular view of the city.
Antarctic Glacier Flow Mapped for First Time, Uncovers Newly Discovered Glaciers
A mapping project that stemmed from the International Polar Year has provided scientists with an intricate map of previously unmapped glaciers and their slow progress across the icy continent of Antarctica.
Southern Africa from Space (Photo of the Day)
This beautiful image shows southern Namibia and northern South Africa on Africa’s lower-west coast thanks to the European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite.
Japanese Tsunami Separates, Breaks Up Antarctic Icebergs
The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami left devastation along the Japanese coast line that is still being felt to this day. But the resultant tsunami also caused havoc in Antarctica, breaking off several large icebergs from the Sulzberger Ice Shelf.