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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a set of enigmatic quasar ghosts - ethereal green objects which mark the graves of these objects that flickered to life and then faded. The eight unusual looped structures orbit their host galaxies and glow in a bright and eerie goblin-green hue. They offer new insights into the turbulent pasts of...
Published: 2 April 2015
This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals for participation in the NASA-led IRIS mission from scientists working in the ESA Member States, under the form of Science Planners.
Published: 1 April 2015
By combining observations of the distant Universe made with ESA's Herschel and Planck space observatories, cosmologists have discovered what could be the precursors of the vast clusters of galaxies that we see today.
Published: 31 March 2015
By combining observations of the distant Universe made with ESA's Herschel and Planck space observatories, cosmologists have discovered what could be the precursors of the vast clusters of galaxies that we see today.
Published: 31 March 2015
The launch of BepiColombo, an ESA mission to explore the planet Mercury in collaboration with the Japanese space agency, JAXA, is now planned to take place during a one month long window starting on 27 January 2017.
Published: 30 March 2015
Three scientific leaders of ESA's Planck mission have been awarded the 2015 EPS Edison Volta Prize for outstanding contributions to physics. The prize acknowledges the crucial roles of Nazzareno Mandolesi, Jean-Loup Puget and Jan Tauber in directing the development of the Planck payload and the analysis of its data.
Published: 30 March 2015
Astronomers using observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have studied how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide. The results show that dark matter interacts with itself even less than previously thought.
Published: 26 March 2015
Astronomers have found proof that the strong winds blown by a supermassive black hole are dispersing the gas reservoir of its host galaxy.
Published: 25 March 2015
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has made the first measurement of molecular nitrogen at a comet, providing clues about the temperature environment in which Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko formed.
Published: 19 March 2015
Our view of the Sun is constantly changing as clearly demonstrated in this time-lapse video from ESA's PROBA2 SWAP camera.
Published: 16 March 2015
Tiny grains of rock detected by the international Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn point to hydrothermal activity on the seafloor of its icy moon Enceladus.
Published: 11 March 2015
Proposals are solicited for observations with INTEGRAL in response to the Thirteenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-13, issued 9 March 2015. This AO covers the period January 2016 to December 2016 and is open to all proposers.
Published: 9 March 2015
In May, the 'webcam' on board Mars Express will be available for public imaging requests. We are inviting schools, science clubs and youth groups to submit proposals for one of eight opportunities to image another planet.
Published: 6 March 2015
The first set of images from Rosetta's NAVCAM has been made available to all users via ESA’s Planetary Science Archive (PSA). This first batch of image data covers the period leading up to 2 July 2014, prior to Rosetta's arrival at comet 67P/C-G.
Published: 6 March 2015
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have, for the first time, spotted four images of a distant exploding star. The images are arranged in a cross-shaped pattern by the powerful gravity of a foreground galaxy embedded in a massive cluster of galaxies.
Published: 5 March 2015
It may have been designed to probe and monitor the Sun, but the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has also found fame as a comet finder. A record-breaking 2890 comets have been discovered with SOHO since its launch in 1995, more than any other comet hunter in history!
Published: 4 March 2015
Through this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) ESA solicits the participation of the scientific community in the role of Interdisciplinary Scientists (IDSs) in the JUICE mission. Proposals are due by 15 April 2015 at 12:00 CEST (noon) and shall be preceded by a mandatory Letter of Intent due by 20 March 2015.
Published: 2 March 2015
This year ESA is organising another unique workshop dedicated to school teachers. The workshop will include an outstanding three-day programme, as well as a visit to one of ESA's establishments. The deadline for application is Friday 3 April 2015.
Published: 26 February 2015
Astronomers have discovered that the winds from supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies are blasted out in all directions. This new finding was made possible by observations with ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's NuSTAR X-ray telescopes and it supports the picture of black holes having a significant impact on star formation of their host...
Published: 19 February 2015
Plumes seen reaching high above the surface of Mars are causing a stir among scientists studying the atmosphere on the Red Planet.
Published: 16 February 2015
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