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The Gaia project recently passed another major milestone with the completion of three of the 10 payload mirrors. Final acceptance for the M5 and two M4 mirrors was granted by Delivery Review Boards conducted towards the end of 2009.
Published: 11 January 2010
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has broken the distance limit for galaxies and uncovered a primordial population of compact and ultra-blue galaxies that have never been seen before.
Published: 5 January 2010
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered two distinct kinds of rejuvenated stars (blue stragglers) in the globular cluster M30. A new study shows that two different processes are responsible for this cosmic face lift.
Published: 23 December 2009
Initial results from the Herschel science demonstration phase have been presented by and to the scientific community at a workshop organised by the Herschel Science Centre and held 17-18 December 2009 in Spain.
Published: 21 December 2009
Thirty never-before-released images of embryonic planetary systems in the Orion Nebula are the highlight of the longest single Hubble Space Telescope project ever dedicated to the topic of star and planet formation
Published: 14 December 2009
On 10 December 1999 Ariane 504 blasted off from Kourou in French Guiana carrying onboard ESA's flagship X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton. In the intervening decade this astronomical workhorse has played a significant role in revolutionizing X-astronomy.
Published: 10 December 2009
The new Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken the deepest image yet of the Universe in near-infrared light
Published: 8 December 2009
A recent NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of part of NGC 7023, or the Iris Nebula, highlights a perfect dust laboratory in the sky.
Published: 1 December 2009
Herschel spectroscopy takes centre stage today as new spectra, obtained with the SPIRE, PACS and HIFI instruments during the performance verification phase, are released by ESA and the instrument teams.
Published: 27 November 2009
A Herschel workshop will be held on 17 to 18 December 2009 to present the initial results of the on-going Herschel science demonstration phase (SDP). The workshop will take stock of results achieved to date with the Herschel SDP observations.
Published: 18 November 2009
A new Hubble image of the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 4710 is part of a survey that has been conducted to learn more about the formation of bulges, which are a substantial component of most spiral galaxies.
Published: 18 November 2009
The stunning Jewel Box star cluster NGC 4755 is seen in a whole new light, with new images released by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the ESO Very Large Telescope and the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Published: 29 October 2009
The Engineering Test Unit model of NIRSpec has been completed by the prime contractor, EADS Astrium, and is ready to be shipped to NASA for testing.
Published: 14 October 2009
A recent NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 2623 captures what appears to be one very bright and bizarre galaxy, but is actually the result of a dramatic collision between a pair of spiral galaxies that resemble our own Milky Way
Published: 13 October 2009
Images obtained during the performance verification phase demonstrate that the 'SPIRE/PACS parallel mode', an important observing mode for the observatory, is delivering the expected performance.
Published: 2 October 2009
A newly released set of Hubble images highlights two galaxies in the Virgo Cluster affected by a process known as "ram pressure stripping", which can result in peculiar-looking galaxies.
Published: 30 September 2009
Preliminary results from the Planck First Light Survey indicate that the data quality is excellent. This bodes well for the full sky survey that has just begun.
Published: 17 September 2009
Astronomers today declared the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory ready for a new decade of exploration, with the release of observations from four of its six operating science instruments.
Published: 9 September 2009
XMM-Newton observations of the X-ray pulsator RX J0648.0-4418 have resulted in a solid, model-independent mass estimation of this rare, ultra-massive white dwarf.
Published: 4 September 2009
The Fifth European Announcement for observations to be performed with Suzaku between April 2010 and March 2011 is now open. Scientists belonging to institutions within ESA Member States are invited to respond. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 20 November at 16:30 CET.
Published: 1 September 2009
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