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ESA's INTEGRAL mission is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its launch and almost a decade of scanning the high-energy sky. The mission has shed new light on several classes of astronomical sources, galactic and extragalactic alike.
Published: 17 October 2012
Astronomers using INTEGRAL have detected the first direct signature of titanium-44 in supernova remnant 1987A. The discovery reveals large amounts of this isotope, demonstrating that its decay has been powering the source for the past 22 years.
Published: 17 October 2012
Astronomers using Hubble have studied a giant filament of dark matter in 3D for the first time. Extending 60 million light-years from one of the most massive galaxy clusters known, the filament is part of the cosmic web that constitutes the large-scale structure of the Universe.
Published: 16 October 2012
Ground- and space-based observations, including studies by ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory, have provided unique insights into a star system dominated by two Galactic giants.
Published: 12 October 2012
ESA's Herschel space observatory has discovered enough water vapour to fill Earth's oceans more than 2000 times over, in a gas and dust cloud that is on the verge of collapsing into a new Sun-like star.
Published: 9 October 2012
Pristine material that matches comets in our own Solar System have been found in a dust belt around the young star Beta Pictoris by ESA's Herschel space observatory.
Published: 3 October 2012
The Eight European Announcement of Opportunity for observations to be performed with Suzaku, starting in April 2013, is now open. Scientists belonging to institutions within ESA Member States are invited to respond. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 16 November 2012 at 16:00 CET.
Published: 3 October 2012
Astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of our deepest-ever view of the Universe. Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, the photo was assembled by combining ten years of Hubble Space Telescope observations taken of a patch of sky within the original Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The XDF is a small fraction of the angular diameter of the...
Published: 25 September 2012
Two very different galaxies feature in this family portrait taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, together forming a peculiar galaxy pair called Arp 116.
Published: 6 September 2012
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the twelfth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-12, issued 21 August 2012. This AO covers the period May 2013 to April 2014 and is open to proposers from all over the world. The deadline for receipt of proposals for this AO has passed.
Published: 21 August 2012
Astronomers using XMM-Newton and Suzaku have detected the final signal sent by the debris of a disrupted star before it disappeared beyond the event horizon of a distant, supermassive black hole.
Published: 3 August 2012
Astronomers have used Hubble to study some of the smallest and faintest galaxies in our cosmic neighbourhood. These galaxies are fossils of the early Universe: they have barely changed for 13 billion years.
Published: 10 July 2012
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of Herbig-Haro 110, a geyser of hot gas flowing from a newborn star.
Published: 3 July 2012
An international team of scientists has used the world's most powerful X-ray observatories - including ESA's XMM-Newton orbiter - to probe the dusty surroundings of a newborn star and discover some of its innermost secrets.
Published: 3 July 2012
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have seen dramatic changes in the upper atmosphere of a faraway planet. The observations give a tantalising glimpse of the changing climates and weather on planets outside our Solar System.
Published: 28 June 2012
The European science archive for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has been transferred to ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villanueva de la Cañada near Madrid, Spain.
Published: 22 June 2012
ESA's Euclid mission to explore the hidden side of the Universe - dark energy and dark matter - reached an important milestone today that will see it head towards full construction.
Published: 20 June 2012
The Hubble Space Telescope has produced a highly detailed image of a pair of overlapping galaxies called NGC 3314
Published: 14 June 2012
Astronomers studying the galaxy NGC 4151 have detected X-rays emitted and then reflected from the vicinity of the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's core, thus revealing the black hole's vicinity in unprecedented detail.
Published: 31 May 2012
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has made detailed observations of the dwarf galaxy NGC 2366. While it lacks the elegant spiral arms of many larger galaxies, NGC 2366 is home to a bright, star-forming nebula and is close enough for astronomers to discern its individual stars.
Published: 10 May 2012
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