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Explore the cosmos with ESASky

on 24 May 2018

Meet ESASky, a discovery portal that provides full access to the entire sky. This open-science application allows computer, tablet and mobile users to visualise cosmic objects near and far across the electromagnetic spectrum.

An innovative celestial atlas, the Internet-based application ESASky offers astronomers – professional and amateur alike – an easy way to access high-quality scientific data. It contains over half a million images, 300 000 spectra and more than one billion catalogue sources.

From gamma rays to radio wavelengths, the science-driven application allows users to explore the cosmos with data from a dozen space missions from the astronomical archives of missions in ESA's space science fleet, as well as from some missions from NASA and JAXA. ESASky requires no prior knowledge of each particular mission.

"We want to broaden access to astronomical data from ESA's sophisticated spacecraft and space telescopes, and give users the best science-ready products from each mission," says Bruno Merín, Head of the ESAC Science Data Centre at ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) near Madrid, Spain.

ESASky was launched by ESA in 2016. ESASky contains data from over one million astronomical observations collected since 1978. As of March 2018, the platform incorporates data from past and present ESA missions. It is developed by the ESAC Science Data Centre (ESDC) at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) near Madrid, Spain.

For further information you can access the following link.

Image credit: ESA