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The ESA-appointed Fundamental Physics Roadmap Advisory Team (FPR-AT) has released its final report. The report includes a series of recommendations stating priorities among current and candidate future space missions and relative technologies in the field of fundamental physics, within ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan.
Published: 11 August 2010
Researchers at laboratories in Berlin and Rome are recreating the extreme temperatures and pressures that occur in the atmosphere and near the surface of Venus, to help better interpret the spectral data from observations of this hot planet
Published: 30 July 2010
The General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT) invites the Greek scientific community to participate in the PRODEX Programme, through proposal submissions in response to the 1st PRODEX Programme Call (European Space Agency, ESA). The deadline for receipt of applications was 17 November 2010.
Published: 30 July 2010
The 'Call for a Medium-size mission opportunity for a launch in 2022' is released, soliciting from the broad scientific community proposals for the competitive selection of mission concepts to be candidate for the implementation of one medium-size mission for launch in 2022. The deadline for submission of proposals is 3 December 2010, 12:00 CET.
Published: 29 July 2010
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Researchers using the four spacecraft of ESA's Cluster mission have uncovered the long journey that energetic ions undergo during geomagnetic storms and how they ultimately precipitate into the Earth's atmosphere.
Published: 26 July 2010
The Euclid Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals from a single consortium to cover all nationally-funded contributions to the mission, namely: a) Elements of the payload, comprised of the two scientific instruments (VIS and NISP); b) Elements of the Science Ground Segment (SGS); and c) Consortium-appointed membership in the Euclid Science Team (EST). The deadline for submission of proposals is 29 October 2010, 12:00 CET.
Published: 22 July 2010
The PLATO Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals from a single consortium to cover all nationally-funded contributions to the mission, namely: a) The payload (scientific instruments); b) Elements of the Science Ground Segment (SGS); and c) Consortium-appointed membership in the PLATO Science Team (PST). The deadline for submission of proposals is 29 October 2010, 12:00 CET.
Published: 22 July 2010
The scientific community is invited to participate in the PLATO mission by responding to the present Announcement of Opportunity (AO), which solicits proposals for the appointment of two Independent Legacy Scientists (ILSs) in the PLATO Science Team (PST). The deadline for submission of proposals is 29 October 2010, 12:00 CET.
Published: 22 July 2010
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
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