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This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals for members of the Solar Orbiter SPICE Science Steering Committee. The AO is open to scientist both in the ESA Member States and outside. The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 September 2012, 12:00 CEST.
Published: 20 July 2012
A team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a fifth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto.
Published: 11 July 2012
Astronomers have used Hubble to study some of the smallest and faintest galaxies in our cosmic neighbourhood. These galaxies are fossils of the early Universe: they have barely changed for 13 billion years.
Published: 10 July 2012
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of Herbig-Haro 110, a geyser of hot gas flowing from a newborn star.
Published: 3 July 2012
An international team of scientists has used the world's most powerful X-ray observatories - including ESA's XMM-Newton orbiter - to probe the dusty surroundings of a newborn star and discover some of its innermost secrets.
Published: 3 July 2012
Cassini-Huygens has found large tides on Saturn's moon Titan, pointing to the existence of a liquid ocean - most likely composed of water - swirling around below the surface.
Published: 28 June 2012
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have seen dramatic changes in the upper atmosphere of a faraway planet. The observations give a tantalising glimpse of the changing climates and weather on planets outside our Solar System.
Published: 28 June 2012
A new study of the ancient, cratered highlands of Mars has detected numerous exposures of minerals that were altered by underground water during the planet's early history.
Published: 27 June 2012
Through this Announcement of Opportunity the European Space Agency (ESA) solicits proposals for the provision of the scientific payload on board the JUICE spacecraft. The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 October 2012.
Published: 26 June 2012
The European science archive for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has been transferred to ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Villanueva de la Cañada near Madrid, Spain.
Published: 22 June 2012
ESA's Euclid mission to explore the hidden side of the Universe - dark energy and dark matter - reached an important milestone today that will see it head towards full construction.
Published: 20 June 2012
The Hubble Space Telescope has produced a highly detailed image of a pair of overlapping galaxies called NGC 3314
Published: 14 June 2012
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Cluster observations may have solved the long-standing debate on the origin of highly energetic particles in the cusps of Earth's magnetosphere.
Published: 5 June 2012
Astronomers studying the galaxy NGC 4151 have detected X-rays emitted and then reflected from the vicinity of the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's core, thus revealing the black hole's vicinity in unprecedented detail.
Published: 31 May 2012
The European Space Agency (ESA) intends to release in June 2012 an Announcement of Opportunity, inviting the broad scientific community to propose instruments to be flown onboard the Jupiter Icy moons Explorer (JUICE) spacecraft.
Published: 30 May 2012
The long and tumultuous history of asteroid (21) Lutetia is revealed by a comprehensive analysis of the data gathered by ESA's Rosetta spacecraft when it flew past this large main-belt asteroid on 10 July 2010.
Published: 29 May 2012
Scientists and amateur astronomers around the world are preparing to observe the rare occurrence of Venus crossing the face of the Sun on 5-6 June, an event that will not be seen again for over a hundred years.
Published: 24 May 2012
Using near-infrared observations collected by the Venus Monitoring Camera, scientists have found evidence that the planet's rugged highlands are scattered with geochemically more evolved rocks, rather than the basaltic rocks of the volcanic plains.
Published: 16 May 2012
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has made detailed observations of the dwarf galaxy NGC 2366. While it lacks the elegant spiral arms of many larger galaxies, NGC 2366 is home to a bright, star-forming nebula and is close enough for astronomers to discern its individual stars.
Published: 10 May 2012
Herschel survey confirms that only the most powerful black holes in the early Universe were able to quench the formation of stars in their host galaxies.
Published: 10 May 2012
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