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Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 has captured this image of a giant cloud of hydrogen gas illuminated by a bright young star. The image shows how violent the end stages of the star-formation process can be, with the young object shaking up its stellar nursery.
Published: 15 December 2011
The Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding (MARSIS) has recently completed a subsurface sounding campaign over the planet's North Pole.
Published: 14 December 2011
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has passed another milestone in its almost 21 years of observations: the publication of the 10 000th refereed scientific paper based on Hubble data.
Published: 6 December 2011
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A new study has revealed the narrow width of Earth's bow shock - only 17 kilometres across - and sheds new light on particle injection mechanisms in cosmic accelerators.
Published: 16 November 2011
Sensors destined for ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission in 2014 have far exceeded expectations, paving the way for a mission to detect one of the most elusive forces permeating through space - gravitational waves.
Published: 14 November 2011
Issued 14 November 2011, this Call for Declaration of Interest in Science Instrumentation solicits proposals for studies on science instrumentation that would potentially be provided by the ESA Member States, should the candidate M-class mission MarcoPolo-R be adopted for the M3 mission opportunity.
Published: 14 November 2011
Using its infrared vision to peer nine billion years back in time, the Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered an extraordinary population of tiny, young galaxies that are brimming with star formation
Published: 10 November 2011
A team of scientists has used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to observe a quasar accretion disc - a brightly glowing disc of matter that is slowly being sucked into its galaxy's central black hole.
Published: 4 November 2011
Operational anomalies in the memory system on board Mars Express have caused science observations to be temporarily halted. Both a work-around to enable the resumption of a number of observations and a long-term solution are being investigated.
Published: 31 October 2011
On 10 July 2010, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft flew past asteroid Lutetia, one of the largest objects orbiting within the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Rosetta's encounter revealed an intriguing object which has survived since the birth of the planets.
Published: 27 October 2011
The detection of cold water vapour in a protoplanetary disc hints at a hidden reservoir of water ice amounting to several thousand terrestrial oceans.
Published: 20 October 2011
As part of a new survey of galaxy clusters with Hubble, the space telescope has imaged the galaxy cluster MACS J1206.2-0847, to study the apparently distorted shapes of distant galaxies in the background caused by the invisible substance of dark matter.
Published: 13 October 2011
Issued 10 October 2011, this Call for Declaration of Interest in Science Instrumentation solicits proposals for studies on science instrumentation that would potentially be provided by the ESA Member States, should the candidate M-class mission LOFT be adopted for the M3 mission opportunity.
Published: 10 October 2011
Venus Express' discovery of a tenuous layer of ozone in the atmosphere of Venus poses new challenges to the chemical characterisation of planetary atmospheres.
Published: 6 October 2011
Herschel has found the first evidence of Earth-like water in a comet; this promises to reopen the debate on the role of comets in delivering water to our planet.
Published: 5 October 2011
The powerful influence of the Sun and the nature of the mysterious 'dark energy' motivate ESA's next two science missions: Solar Orbiter and Euclid have been selected for implementation, with launches planned for 2017 and 2019.
Published: 4 October 2011
Smaller galaxies like the dwarf irregular galaxy Holmberg II come in many shapes and types that are harder to classify than regular galaxies. This galaxy's indistinct shape is punctuated by huge glowing bubbles of gas, captured in a new Hubble image.
Published: 29 September 2011
New analysis of data sent back by the SPICAM spectrometer on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft has revealed for the first time that the planet's atmosphere is supersaturated with water vapour.
Published: 29 September 2011
Issued 26 September 2011, this Call for Declaration of Interest in Science Instrumentation solicits proposals for studies on science instrumentation that would potentially be provided by the ESA Member States, should the candidate M-class mission STE-QUEST be adopted for the M3 mission opportunity.
Published: 26 September 2011
Issued 26 September 2011, this Call for Declaration of Interest in Science Instrumentation solicits proposals for studies on science instrumentation that would potentially be provided by the ESA Member States, should the candidate M-class mission EChO be adopted for the M3 mission opportunity.
Published: 26 September 2011
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