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Astronomers have detected a surprisingly large amount of dust in the remnant of supernova SN1987A, located in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud, shedding new light on the mechanisms that produce dust in galaxies.
Published: 7 July 2011
The 106 electronic detectors forming Gaia's billion pixel camera have recently been assembled into the complete large mosaic for the first time.
Published: 6 July 2011
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New insights into the processes that modify high speed plasma flows, or jets, have been provided by rare in situ measurements of these streams of ionised particles, made by the four Cluster spacecraft.
Published: 4 July 2011
ESA's INTEGRAL gamma-ray observatory has provided results that will dramatically affect the search for physics beyond Einstein. It has shown that any underlying quantum 'graininess' of space must be at much smaller scales than previously predicted.
Published: 30 June 2011
Astronomers using XMM-Newton have captured a neutron star undergoing a rare, intense flare, which may have been produced when the star ingested a massive clump of matter.
Published: 28 June 2011
New results from Cassini-Huygens provide the strongest evidence yet for the existence of large-scale saltwater reservoirs beneath Enceladus' icy crust.
Published: 22 June 2011
Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandora's Cluster, seems to be the result of a simultaneous pile-up of at least four separate galaxy clusters and this complex collision has produced strange effects that have never been seen together before.
Published: 22 June 2011
The Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 instrument has produced a close-up view of the galaxy Centaurus A, revealing a dramatic picture of a dynamic galaxy in flux.
Published: 16 June 2011
CoRoT's detection of ten new exoplanets, including a system of two Neptune-like objects, reveal a diverse population of planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun.
Published: 14 June 2011
The second (and final) in-flight Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for Open Time (OT2) observations with the Herschel Space Observatory has been issued. The OT2 call solicits proposals from the worldwide astronomical community. The deadline for proposal submissions is: 15 September 2011 at 12:00 UT.
Published: 10 June 2011
Professor Michael Perryman, the scientific leader of ESA's Hipparcos mission, and a founding father of its successor mission, Gaia, has been awarded the 2011 Tycho Brahe Prize from the European Astronomical Society.
Published: 6 June 2011
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
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