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Hubble's newest camera has taken an image of galaxy NGC 4214. This galaxy glows brightly with young stars and gas clouds, and is an ideal laboratory to research star formation and evolution.
Published: 12 May 2011
Herschel's detection of molecular gas outflows in merging galaxies proves that feedback processes can exhaust the galactic gas supply for creating stars and feeding the black hole.
Published: 9 May 2011
The Meathook Galaxy, or NGC 2442, with its dramatically lopsided shape, has been captured in two contrasting views by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at La Silla, Chile.
Published: 4 May 2011
The Royal Observatory of Belgium is soliciting proposals for analysis of data from PROBA2's solar observation instruments, SWAP and LYRA, under its Guest Investigator Programme. Proposals in response to this Second Call for Ideas are due by 30 June 2011.
Published: 21 April 2011
In celebration of the 21st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's deployment into space, astronomers pointed Hubble at an especially photogenic group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273
Published: 20 April 2011
ESA has decided on a new way forward for L-class mission candidates in the Cosmic Vision programme. This new approach takes account of recent developments with ESA's international partners.
Published: 19 April 2011
An intricate network of filamentary structure, exposed in extraordinary detail by Herschel, has provided new evidence for how stars form from the diffuse interstellar medium.
Published: 13 April 2011
Proposals for Participating Scientists are solicited in response to the Cassini-Huygens Participating Scientists Announcement of Opportunity. This AO is published jointly by ESA, NASA and ASI. The submission deadline is 8 July 2011.
Published: 13 April 2011
Using the amplifying power of a cosmic gravitational lens, Abell 383, astronomers have discovered a distant galaxy whose stars were born unexpectedly early in cosmic history.
Published: 12 April 2011
New analysis of images taken by ESA's Venus Express orbiter has revealed surprising details about the remarkable, shape-shifting collar of clouds that swirls around the planet's South Pole.
Published: 7 April 2011
On 6 April 2011, ESA scientists Jean-Pierre Lebreton and Dmitriy V. Titov were respectively presented with the Jean Dominique Cassini Award and the David Bates Award.
Published: 7 April 2011
Can the powerful jets originating from the vicinity of black holes emit gamma rays? INTEGRAL observations of the X-ray binary system Cygnus X-1 have shown that they can.
Published: 24 March 2011
Hubble has produced an outstanding image of the central region of the famous Tarantula Nebula, a vast star-forming cloud of gas and dust in our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Published: 15 March 2011
Twenty-five years ago, ESA made its mark in deep space. A small spacecraft swept to within 600 km of Halley's comet. The Giotto probe was nearly destroyed by the encounter but what it saw changed our picture of comets forever.
Published: 11 March 2011
The first calibrated measurements of solar irradiance made by the LYRA instrument on ESA's second PROBA (PRoject for On-Board Autonomy) satellite are now available to the scientific community.
Published: 10 March 2011
Astronomers working with data from several observatories, including ESA's XMM-Newton, have discovered the most distant, mature galaxy cluster yet.
Published: 9 March 2011
Proposals are solicited for observations with INTEGRAL in response to the Ninth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-9, issued 7 March 2011. This AO covers the period January 2012 to December 2012 and is open to all proposers.
Published: 7 March 2011
ESA has issued a Call, inviting groups or institutes in ESA Member States, wishing to participate in the preparatory activities for the Gaia archive access working group, to submit a 'Letter of Interest' to ESA outlining their area of expertise and potential contribution
Published: 1 March 2011
Looking ahead to the next decade of scientific exploration, ESA has selected four candidates for a medium-class mission that will launch in the period 2020-22.
Published: 25 February 2011
Galaxy NGC 2841, featured in this spectacular Hubble view, is one of several nearby objects that have been specifically chosen to study wildly differing sites of star formation
Published: 17 February 2011
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