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Featured Images

Before and after views of the landing site of the Schiaparelli probe

Lost and Found October 22, 2016

ExoMars 2016 launch

Mars Bound March 14, 2016

Giotto view of Halley's Comet, March 1986

Assault on a Comet March 5, 2016

Launch of Lisa Pathfinder

Gravity Bound December 2, 2015

Space-based view of solar eclipse of March 20, 2015

Disappearing Sun March 20, 2015

The Huygens probe arrives at Titan in 2005

Cold Landing January 14, 2015

Philae lander view of its landing site

Stuck? November 14, 2014

View of Philae lander and its target comet

Headed for a Comet November 12, 2014

Artist's concept of Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

Touchdown! November 12, 2014

Landing site for the Rosetta comet probe

Comet Target September 29, 2014

August 6, 2014, view of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko by Rosetta

Getting Closer August 7, 2014

August 3, 2014, image of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Rosetta

Arrival August 6, 2014

Artist's concept of Solar Orbiter

Feeling the Heat July 4, 2014

Artist's concept of Rosetta contacting Earth

Back to Work January 20, 2014

The Planck space telescope and its view of the cosmic microwave background

Going Dark October 24, 2013

Infrared image of the Carina Nebula from space-based Herschel Observatory

Busy Nursery June 6, 2012

Ultraviolet view of Venusian clouds from Venus Express orbiter

Cloudy Skies November 26, 2011

Giotto spacecraft view of Halley's Comet, March 1986

Halley's Armada March 5, 2011

The Milky Way galaxy and the afterglow of the Big Bang make up this all-sky imag

A Little of Everything July 6, 2010

Cold Fingers March 19, 2010

Radio Programs

More ExoMars A dress rehearsal for a Mars rover October 17, 2016

ExoMars Lining up an approach to Mars October 16, 2016

Heading for Mars Getting ready for a trip to Mars March 11, 2016

Assault on a Comet A fleet takes aim at a comet March 5, 2016

Huygens Parachuting through alien skies January 13, 2015

Ready for Landing Getting ready to land on a comet November 1, 2014

Feeling the Heat Looking at the Sun from near and far July 3, 2014

Moon and Mars Mars gets a holiday visitor December 23, 2013

Gaia II Mapping a billion stars October 3, 2013

European Southern Observatory Organizing a new observatory October 4, 2012

Transit of 1761, Part IV A ring of fire around a planet June 8, 2011

Lutetia Ready to map an asteroid May 2, 2011

Speedy Star Measuring the Milky Way with a single star February 17, 2011