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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
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
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