Great start to the day in #Edinburgh. Thanks Stuart Monro of @royalsoced and the wonderful staff of @ourdynamicearth pic.twitter.com/LIy2Uka2ea — Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) October 17, 2016

#OTD 17Oct 2002 INTEGRAL launched, observing most energetic objects of the Universe such as #blackholes & supernovae https://t.co/dSfVEXoZDY pic.twitter.com/pSBxcF65k0 — ESA Science (@esascience) October 17, 2016

L-29: it's almost time to say goodbye to the ISS simulator. No stairs to get to the real thing: only a rocket ride 🚀🙃🌍💫 pic.twitter.com/e2cPv5ece9 — Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) October […]

Earlier this am @ESA_TGO completed key Mars avoidance manoeuvre, ready for #Mars orbit insertion 19 Oct. Details: https://t.co/dfGfyPVRQO pic.twitter.com/R3IdcBfKX8 — ESA (@esa) October 17, 2016

#ExoMars @ESA_TGO has completed key Mars-avoidance manoeuvre, ready for #Mars orbit insertion 19 Oct https://t.co/dfGfyPVRQO https://t.co/1Qt3xfTXDl — ESA (@esa) October 17, 2016

What could cause a huge cylindrical mountain to rise from the surface of Venus? Such features that occur on Venus are known as coronas. Pictured here in the foreground is […]

Acquisition of signal! #AOS via Malargue station, Argentina @ESA_TGO A bit earlier than expected #ExoMars pic.twitter.com/abzboe1FQ1 — ESA Operations (@esaoperations) October 17, 2016

We aren't following the burn live, as we have no data link. We re-acquire @ESA_TGO at around 05:07CEST, then the team can assess #ExoMars — ESA Operations (@esaoperations) October 17, […]

Congratulations to China on launch of #Shenzhou11 https://t.co/WacKcGNkHy — ESA (@esa) October 17, 2016

#ExoMars @ESA_TGOT orbit-raising manoeuvre at 02:42 GMT / 04:42 CEST raises trajectory to several hundred km above Mars https://t.co/brqP2Rff8D — ESA (@esa) October 17, 2016