Note on copyright:

Some images contained in this Media Gallery have come from sources other than ESA (industry, the scientific community, etc), and this is indicated in the Copyright notice. For re-use of non-ESA images please contact the designated authority.

Many other images in the Gallery have been released publicly from ESA. You may use ESA images for educational or informational purposes (non-commercial). The publicly released ESA images may be reproduced without fee, on the following conditions:

  • Credit ESA as the source of the images:
    Examples: Photo: ESA; Photo: ESA/Gaia; Photo: ESA – C. Carreau
  • ESA images may not be used to state or imply the endorsement by ESA or any ESA employee of a commercial product, process or service, or used in any other manner that might mislead.
  • If an image includes an identifiable person, using that image for commercial purposes may infringe that person's right of privacy, and separate permission should be obtained from the individual.

If ESA images are to be used in advertising or any commercial promotion, layout and copy must be submitted to ESA beforehand for approval.


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