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The scientific community is invited to participate in the Euclid mission by responding to the present Announcement of Opportunity (AO), which solicits proposals for the appointment of two Independent Legacy Scientists (ILSs) in the Euclid Science Team (EST). The deadline for submission of proposals is 29 October 2010, 12:00 CET.
Published: 22 July 2010
152 new papers, describing the first scientific results obtained with Herschel are appearing, this week, in a special issue of the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Published: 16 July 2010
A colourful star-forming region is featured in this new Hubble image of NGC 2467. Several bright blue hot young stars have emerged from the dense clouds of gas and dust that serve as an incubator for new stars.
Published: 13 July 2010
This Announcement of Opportunity solicits special operation proposals for participation in the Guest Investigator (GI) Programme of the Cluster extended mission from the European Space Agency (ESA). The aim of the GI Programme is to open future spacecraft science operations to the scientific community. Investigations are solicited which identify...
Published: 8 July 2010
At the end of July 2010, the Director of Science and Robotic Exploration plans to issue a Call for Proposals for medium-sized (M-class) missions, as part of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Plan. The Call is planned to lead to the selection of one M-class mission for a launch opportunity currently foreseen around late 2022.
Published: 8 July 2010
Astronomers have the best idea yet of how the Universe looks in gamma rays after the publication of the fourth INTEGRAL Soft Gamma-Ray Survey Catalogue. The catalogue, which has been constructed from more than 70 million seconds of observing time, now includes significantly more extragalactic sources and is set to orchestrate the future...
Published: 7 July 2010
An all-sky image from Planck's recently completed first survey highlights the two major emission sources in the microwave sky: the cosmic background and the Milky Way.
Published: 5 July 2010
With the launch of Gaia only two years away, the European science community is actively engaged in training the next generation of young astronomers who will exploit the flood of data from this 'Cornerstone' science mission.
Published: 29 June 2010
Scientists from around the world are gathering at Stanford University, California, to discuss the latest developments in the pioneering Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission.
Published: 28 June 2010
Detailed studies of hydrated minerals found inside impact craters show that liquid water was widespread not only in the southern highlands, but also beneath the planet's northern plains, confirming that conditions favourable to life once existed all over Mars.
Published: 24 June 2010
Dr. Vito Sguera, a young, Italian scientist who contributed significantly to the discovery of a new sub-class of X-ray binaries, using ESA's INTEGRAL telescope, has been awarded the 2010 Zeldovich Medal from the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR). He is being recognised for his work on Supergiant Fast X-ray Transients (SFXTs).
Published: 22 June 2010
Thanks to data from Venus Express we have the best idea yet of how Venus' atmosphere works, but there is still a long way to go, delegates at this year's International Venus Conference will be told.
Published: 22 June 2010
A spectacular new Hubble image - one of the largest ever released of a star-forming region - highlights N11, part of a complex network of gas clouds and star clusters within our neighbouring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Published: 22 June 2010
A long-sought-after emission line of oxygen, carrying the imprint of strong gravitational fields, has been discovered in the XMM-Newton spectrum of an exotic binary system.
Published: 21 June 2010
New and detailed observations from Hubble have provided insights into two recent events on Jupiter: the mysterious flash of light seen on 3 June and the recent disappearance of the planet's dark Southern Equatorial Belt.
Published: 16 June 2010
The CoRoT team has detected six new exoplanets and one brown dwarf. The detection of one of the new exoplanets, a difficult type of target for these searches, marks a significant achievement for the CoRoT team.
Published: 14 June 2010
More than 1000 scientists are now registered to access the Cluster Active Archive (CAA), the online database of the Cluster mission. On average, the amount of data downloaded every month by these scientists exceeds 1 Terabyte.
Published: 3 June 2010
Two Hubble observations taken ten years apart have revealed, for the first time ever, the tiny apparent motions of several hundred young stars within one of our Galaxy's most compact stellar clusters: the NGC 3603 Young Cluster.
Published: 2 June 2010
The discovery of two massive galaxy clusters, made possible thanks to a new, novel observing mode on XMM-Newton, opens a new window to study the Universe's largest bound structures ....
Published: 31 May 2010
The first in-flight Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for Open Time (OT1) observations with the Herschel Space Observatory has been issued. The OT1 call solicits proposals from the worldwide astronomical community and offers 6592 hours of Herschel observing time. The deadline for proposal submissions is: 22 July 2010 at 12:00 UT.
Published: 21 May 2010
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