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The present Call solicits from the broad scientific community in ESA's Member States proposals for the competitive selection of mission concepts to be candidate for the implementation of one small-size (S-class) mission for launch in 2017. The deadline for submission of proposals is 15 June 2012, 12:00 (noon) CET.
Published: 9 March 2012
[07/03/2012]
Findings from a new study, using data from Cluster and Mars Express, reaffirm the importance of the Earth's magnetic field in protecting our atmosphere from the solar wind.
Published: 7 March 2012
BepiColombo, an ESA mission to the planet Mercury in collaboration with the Japanese space agency, JAXA, and previously targeted for launch in July 2014, is now planned for launch in a window opening in August 2015.
Published: 28 February 2012
Astronomers have discovered that black-hole driven ultra-fast outflows are common in active galaxies, and they are massive and powerful enough to provide the feedback required by galactic evolution models.
Published: 27 February 2012
Observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have come up with a new class of planet, a waterworld enshrouded by a thick, steamy atmosphere. It's smaller than Uranus but larger than Earth.
Published: 21 February 2012
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found a cluster of young blue stars surrounding a mid-sized black hole called HLX-1.
Published: 15 February 2012
The scientific community is invited to participate in the Euclid mission by responding to the present Announcement of Opportunity (AO). This AO solicits proposals for the appointment of the second Independent Legacy Scientist in the Euclid Science Team. The deadline for submission of proposals is 12 April 2012, 12:00 CET.
Published: 15 February 2012
Following an anomaly affecting its on-board mass memory, a work-around that changes the way commands are stored and executed by the spacecraft is complete, allowing resumption of full science operations.
Published: 15 February 2012
An unambiguous detection of the Galactic Haze and the first all-sky map of carbon monoxide, two important sources of foreground in the microwave sky, are among the highlights presented by the Planck Collaboration this week.
Published: 13 February 2012
ESA's Venus Express spacecraft has discovered that our cloud-covered neighbour spins a little slower than previously measured. Peering through the dense atmosphere in the infrared, the orbiter found surface features were not quite where they should be.
Published: 10 February 2012
JAXA has released the 1st International Announcement of Opportunity for HAYABUSA Sample Investigations, and proposals from European investigators are welcomed.
Published: 9 February 2012
The MARSIS radar instrument on board ESA's Mars Express orbiter has discovered a subsurface blanket of low density material around the north polar cap.
Published: 6 February 2012
Hubble has imaged the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1073. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is a similar barred spiral, and the study of galaxies such as NGC 1073 helps astronomers learn more about our celestial home.
Published: 3 February 2012
Astronomers have resolved, for the first time, the Vela pulsar wind nebula in the hard X-ray band and have exploited a special imaging technique to reveal a never-before-seen component of the source.
Published: 25 January 2012
Detailed analysis of radar observations gathered during Cassini flybys of cloud-shrouded Titan provide new insight about its exotic dunes.
Published: 23 January 2012
The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites proposals for establishing International Teams to conduct on its premises research activities in Space Sciences, based on the interdisciplinary analysis and evaluation of data from spacecraft and possible integration with ground data and theoretical models.
Published: 17 January 2012
The High Frequency Instrument on ESA's Planck mission has completed its survey of the remnant light from the Big Bang. The sensor ran out of coolant on Saturday as expected, ending its ability to detect this faint energy.
Published: 16 January 2012
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered a cluster of galaxies in the initial stages of development, making it the most distant such grouping ever observed in the early Universe.
Published: 10 January 2012
INTEGRAL data reveal the individual processes contributing to the diffuse hard X-ray and soft gamma-ray emission produced by cosmic ray electrons in the Milky Way.
Published: 21 December 2011
Astronomers have used XMM-Newton and other telescopes to uncover an unusually slow X-ray pulsar still nestled in the remains of the supernova that created it.
Published: 20 December 2011
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