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The winners of ESA's 'Explore the high-energy Universe' competition attended the INTEGRAL workshop in Paris last Wednesday, which marked the 10th anniversary of the launch of ESA's gamma-ray observatory, to present their winning entries to the science community.
Published: 22 October 2012
PR 35 2012 - Studying planets around other stars will be the focus of the new small Science Programme mission, Cheops, ESA announced today. Its launch is expected in 2017.
Published: 19 October 2012
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 Huygens probe bounced, slid and wobbled its way to rest in the 10 seconds after touching down on Saturn's moon, Titan, in January 2005, a new analysis reveals. The findings provide novel insight into the nature of the moon's surface.
Published: 11 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
Venus Express has spied a surprisingly cold region high in the planet's atmosphere that may be frigid enough for carbon dioxide to freeze out as ice or snow.
Published: 1 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
Proposals are solicited for the scientific payload, including Science Ground Segment (SGS) elements, of the M3 candidate missions EChO, LOFT, MarcoPolo-R, and STE-QUEST. The deadline for submission of proposals is 30 November 2012, 12:00 CET.
Published: 24 September 2012
Despite more than a century of observations, the orbit of the Martian moon Deimos is still not known to a high degree of accuracy, but a new study using images taken by ESA's Mars Express orbiter has provided the best orbital model to date.
Published: 24 September 2012
The 2012 edition of the 'Cassini Scientist for a Day' competition is now open to entry from students. The competition is designed to give the participants a taste of life as a scientist. Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of one of three targets to be imaged by the Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn.
Published: 19 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
Scientists have detected and characterised lower hybrid drift waves - plasma waves that develop in thin boundaries and play an important role in energy transfer between plasma layers in the magnetosphere.
Published: 1 August 2012
Scientists have probed the Sun's corona via the disturbances it causes to radio transmissions from Mars Express, Venus Express and Rosetta. This technique has allowed the detection of coronal mass ejections and revealed the morphology of these colossal solar eruptions in great detail.
Published: 24 July 2012
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