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A handful of ESA-sponsored bursaries will be available to cover part of the expenses of European/ESA-member state PhD students attending the 4th CHEOPS Science workshop in Geneva this summer. These will be awarded on a competitive basis, with priority given to students presenting a poster or giving a talk. The deadline for applications for...
Published: 30 March 2016
The Royal Observatory of Belgium invites research proposals from potential Guest Investigators for the analysis of data from PROBA2's two solar observation instruments, SWAP and LYRA. Proposals in response to this Call must be received by 1 April 2016, 23:59 CET (22:59 UTC).
Published: 21 March 2016
This year ESA is organising another summer workshop dedicated to European school teachers. It will take place from 6 to 8 July 2016 at ESA’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
Published: 18 March 2016
Astronomers using the unique ultraviolet capabilities of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have identified nine monster stars with masses over 100 times the mass of the Sun in the star cluster R136. This makes it the largest sample of very massive stars identified to date.
Published: 17 March 2016
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has revealed a surprisingly large region around its host comet devoid of any magnetic field.
Published: 11 March 2016
Following a long series of tests, ESA's LISA Pathfinder has started its science mission to prove key technologies and techniques needed to observe gravitational waves from space.
Published: 8 March 2016
While scanning the sky to measure the position and velocity of a billion stars, ESA's Gaia satellite also records many 'guest stars' – astronomical sources that, for a short period of time, are much brighter than usual.
Published: 7 March 2016
By pushing the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to its limits astronomers have shattered the cosmic distance record by measuring the distance to the most remote galaxy ever seen in the Universe.
Published: 3 March 2016
Proposals are solicited for observations with INTEGRAL in response to the Fourteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-14, issued 29 February 2016. This AO covers the period January 2017 to December 2017. The deadline for submission of proposals is 8 April 2016, 14:00 CEST.
Published: 29 February 2016
On Monday, the two cubes housed in the core of ESA's LISA Pathfinder were left to move under the effect of gravity alone – another milestone towards demonstrating technologies to observe gravitational waves from space.
Published: 24 February 2016
JAXA's ASTRO-H satellite was launched earlier today on an H-IIA rocket from the Tanegashima Space Center, situated on a small island in the south of Japan. This space-borne observatory, developed in collaboration with institutions in Japan, the US, Canada and Europe, will probe the sky in the X-ray and soft gamma ray portions of the...
Published: 17 February 2016
For the first time astronomers were able to analyse the atmosphere of an exoplanet in the class known as super-Earths. Using data gathered with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and new analysis techniques, the exoplanet 55 Cancri e is revealed to have a dry atmosphere without any indications of water vapour.
Published: 16 February 2016
ESA's LISA Pathfinder has released both of its gold–platinum cubes, and will shortly begin its demanding science mission, placing these test masses in the most precise freefall ever obtained to demonstrate technologies for observing gravitational waves from space.
Published: 16 February 2016
Silent since its last call to mothership Rosetta seven months ago, the Philae lander is facing conditions on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from which it is unlikely to recover.
Published: 12 February 2016
ESA is thrilled to learn that gravitational waves have been detected, and is looking forward to starting its mission to test technologies that could extend the study of these exotic waves to space.
Published: 11 February 2016
The placid appearance of NGC 4889 can fool the unsuspecting observer. But the elliptical galaxy, pictured in this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, harbours a dark secret. At its heart lurks one of the most massive black holes ever discovered.
Published: 11 February 2016
There are no large caverns inside Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA's Rosetta mission has made measurements that clearly demonstrate this, solving a long-standing mystery.
Published: 4 February 2016
Today, the lock fingers that kept the two test masses on LISA Pathfinder secure during the launch and cruise phase were successfully unlocked. As planned, the two cubes are still attached to the spacecraft via an additional mechanism that will hold them in place until mid February, as the teams carry on with the spacecraft and payload...
Published: 3 February 2016
Normally busy with observing high-energy black holes, supernovas and neutron stars, ESA's INTEGRAL space observatory recently had the chance to look back at our own planet's aurora.
Published: 26 January 2016
After a six-week journey, LISA Pathfinder arrived at its destination today, an orbit around a point of balance in space where it will soon start testing technologies crucial for exploring the gravitational Universe.
Published: 22 January 2016
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