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Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have photographed one of the smallest objects ever seen around a normal star beyond our Sun.
Published: 7 September 2006
A number of software and research positions to work on Gaia-related tasks are offered at European research institutes.
Published: 5 September 2006
Dear Colleague,I am pleased to invite you to respond to the "Announcement of Opportunity" to submit proposals for observations to be performed with Suzaku.
Published: 1 September 2006
Two sets of high resolution Hubble data obtained with a 9 month interval, reveal the rapid expansion of the young nearby supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.
Published: 30 August 2006
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered what astronomers are reporting as the dimmest stars ever seen in any globular star cluster.
Published: 17 August 2006
A team of astronomers, led by Dimitrios Gouliermis, is studying new data from a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud obtained with Hubble, that reveals the large number of newly formed low-mass stars in the region.
Published: 15 August 2006
The 2XMMp catalogue has recently been released and is the largest catalogue of astronomical X-ray sources ever produced, covering 285 square degrees on the sky and containing over 123 000 unique X-ray sources.
Published: 28 July 2006
The Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was successfully reactivated on Friday 30 June 2006.
Published: 3 July 2006
The two small Pluto moons with temporary designations S/2005 P 1 and S/2005 P 2, discovered in mid-May 2005 with the Hubble Space Telescope by Weaver et. al., have now been named by the International Astromical Union.
Published: 28 June 2006
NASA engineers continue to examine the issues surrounding a problem with the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard Hubble. The instrument is currently off line, without any impact on the operations of the other science instruments.
Published: 28 June 2006
Presented in a recent paper a team of astronomers led by R. Marcinkowski have shown INTEGRAL's capability to observe powerful Gamma-Ray Bursts that are located outside the telescope's field of view. The high energy radiation can pass through the lead shielding and onto the detectors. After analysis, the collected data can reveal the position on...
Published: 19 June 2006
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first-ever picture of a distant quasar gravitationally lensed into five images by a massive cluster of galaxies.
Published: 23 May 2006
AKARI, the new Japanese infrared sky surveyor mission in which ESA is participating, saw first light on 13 April 2006 (UT). The first images were taken towards the end of a successful checkout of the spacecraft in orbit and show the enormous improvement in sensitivity and resolution compared to the IRAS satellite.
Published: 22 May 2006
Deep observations of two X-ray bright galaxy clusters by XMM-Newton, have provided detailed information on the chemical composition of the hot intra-cluster medium and the difference in the evolution of these two clusters.
Published: 11 May 2006
During a ceremony held in Toulouse on 11 May 2006, ESA officially awarded EADS Astrium the contract to develop and build the Gaia satellite.
Published: 11 May 2006
The first catalogue of X-ray sources found in slew data taken by the XMM-Newton X-ray observatory is now available. This first release contains several thousand sources from a region covering about 15% of the sky.
Published: 3 May 2006
In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 16 years of success, a mosaic of HST observations of M82 is released in the most detailed wide view picture ever of this starburst galaxy.
Published: 24 April 2006
Hubble has captured the most detailed images to date of the open star clusters NGC 265 and NGC 290 in the Small Magellanic Cloud showing a myriad of stars in clear detail.
Published: 19 April 2006
INTEGRAL has detected surprisingly powerful X-ray and gamma ray emission from a special class of neutron star, known as Anomulous X-ray Pulsars (AXP), which proves them to be among the most magnetically active bodies known.
Published: 17 March 2006
The Director of the Scientific Programme, Prof. David Southwood, has released the 4th Announcement of Opportunity (AO-4) for observing proposals with INTEGRAL.
Published: 17 March 2006
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