The European Space Agency (ESA), established in 1975, is an inter-governmental organization dedicated to the exploration of space, currently with 17 member states. Since its creation, ESA has been taking pictures of the Earth, the Moon, the planets, and other astronomical objects inside and outside our Solar System.
Photographs and other ESA images should include the ESA image number if you have it, for easy reference. When accessing space photographs, be sure that you know the source.
WARNING: ESA images are not automatically in the public domain! Most ESA images are free only for educational and non-commercial use, and may not be modified. They are thus not free enough for Commons. Images created by the ESA should be uploaded to Commons only if the are explicitely marked as PD (or released under a free license) by ESA. Note however that images from the Hubble Space Telecope generally are PD. (From the ESA FAQ: "You may freely use the images you find on our site, as long as it is not for commercial use. You may not modify the images.". Discussion on Commons and Wikipedia: , , Commons:Deletion requests/Archive/2005/04#Again ESA images, Commons talk:Copyright tags#ESA Licenses)
This category has only the following subcategory.
- ► Hubble images (11 C, 2 P, 578 F)
Media in category "ESA images"
The following 14 files are in this category, out of 14 total.
- Andromeda Galaxy M31 -...
- NGC 3576 (Crop of 'Aro...
- Region of Abell 2667 (...
- Region of NGC 2808 (Di...
- Region of NGC 3603 (Di...
- Region of NGC 602 (Dig...
- Region of ZwCl0024+165...
- Rhea (moon) 10 Feb 201...
- Small Magellanic Cloud...
- Stellar flare hits HD...
- Transiting planet HD 2...