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[23.04.2010]
For more than a decade, mysterious, high-speed plasma jets have been observed in space, downstream of the Earth's bow shock. The underlying formation mechanism for these jets has now been unveiled, thanks to data collected by the four ESA Cluster satellites.
Published: 23 April 2010
The most prolific space observatory zooms past a milestone of 20 years of operation.
Published: 23 April 2010
The PRODEX team welcomes Yvonne Zandbergen as its new Administrative Assistant. Starting this week, Yvonne replaces Hilal Caglayan who has taken on a new challenge within the European Space Agency.
Published: 21 April 2010
Emissivity measurements carried out with the VIRTIS instrument aboard the European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft indicate that Venus has been volcanically active in recent geological times. This is reported in the 8 April issue of Science Magazine.
Published: 8 April 2010
This spectacular Hubble view shows the largest galaxy in a trio of galaxies known as the Leo Triplet. The galaxy has an unusual anatomy, with asymmetric spiral arms and an apparently displaced core.
Published: 8 April 2010
Two new infrared catalogues, containing more than 1.3 million celestial sources, are made public today by the AKARI team.
Published: 31 March 2010
ESA-P, the new Supplier Portal that replaces EFIS, is now open to suppliers for submitting invoices. The new esa-p system can be accessed at
https://esa-p.sso.esa.int/irj/portal
Published: 30 March 2010
An extensive study of data from the Hubble COSMOS survey and from ground-based observations, has provided a unique 3-D map of dark matter distribution, plus confirmation of the Universe's accelerating expansion
Published: 25 March 2010
The Corot satellite strikes again with another fascinating planet discovery. This time, the newly discovered gas giant planet may have an interior that closely resembles those of Jupiter and Saturn in our own Solar System.
Published: 18 March 2010
New images from ESA's Planck mission reveal details of the structure of the coldest regions in our Galaxy.
Published: 17 March 2010
Dear Colleague,I am very pleased to invite you to respond to the 8th "Announcement of Opportunity" by submitting proposals for observations to be performed with the International Gamma-ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL) satellite.
Published: 15 March 2010
Images from the recent flyby of Phobos, on 7 March 2010, show Mars' rocky moon in exquisite detail, with a resolution of just 4.4 metres per pixel.
Published: 15 March 2010
[11.03.2010] Interplanetary shocks can create 'killer electrons' in the near-Earth space environment within 15 minutes of the shock reaching the Earth's protective magnetic bubble. Cluster has helped to uncover how.
Published: 11 March 2010
Hubble has imaged the elliptical galaxy ESO 306-17 which is likely an extreme example of galaxy cannibalism, having devoured all its neighbours.
Published: 4 March 2010
This detailed spectrum of the Orion Nebula obtained with the HIFI instrument onboard Herschel demonstrates the gold mine of information that Herschel-HIFI will provide on how organic molecules form in space
Published: 4 March 2010
The JWST sunshield has passed its critical design review, which has validated the sunshield design is complete and meets all the mission requirements. This clears the way for the start of manufacturing of the flight model sunshield.
Published: 3 March 2010
On 3 March 2010 Mars Express will make its closest ever approach to Phobos. The close approach provides a first opportunity to perform a unique gravity experiment that may reveal the distribution of mass within this intriguing moon.
Published: 24 February 2010
Dark energy, habitable planets around other stars, and the mysterious nature of our own Sun, have been chosen by ESA as candidates for two medium-class missions to be launched no earlier than 2017.
Published: 19 February 2010
New measurements of ozone in the atmosphere of Mars are being obtained in a coordinated observation campaign with Mars Express and a Hawaiian-based telescope
Published: 16 February 2010
Taking advantage of a once in every 15 years opportunity, Hubble has captured unique images of the aurorae on Saturn, simultaneously at both of the planet's poles
Published: 11 February 2010
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