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The draft version of the Fundamental Physics Roadmap (FPR) document is now available. The FPR draft document will be presented to the scientific community and discussed at the FPR Workshop that takes place at ESTEC on 21-22 January 2010, after which the document will be finalized.
Published: 13 January 2010
The Gaia project recently passed another major milestone with the completion of three of the 10 payload mirrors. Final acceptance for the M5 and two M4 mirrors was granted by Delivery Review Boards conducted towards the end of 2009.
Published: 11 January 2010
On 14 January 2005 the European Space Agency's Huygens probe separated from the Cassini spacecraft and landed on Saturn's moon Titan. A dedicated conference will mark the 5th anniversary of this remarkable event.
Published: 8 January 2010
Close-up images of asteroid (2867) Steins, obtained with the OSIRIS cameras on Rosetta, have provided extensive new measurements of the physical properties of this main-belt asteroid. Steins is revealed to be a loosely-bound 'rubble pile' whose diamond shape has been honed by the YORP effect. This is the first time this effect has been seen in a main-belt asteroid. The results are reported by H. Uwe Keller and colleagues in the 8 January issue of Science magazine.
Published: 8 January 2010
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has broken the distance limit for galaxies and uncovered a primordial population of compact and ultra-blue galaxies that have never been seen before.
Published: 5 January 2010
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered two distinct kinds of rejuvenated stars (blue stragglers) in the globular cluster M30. A new study shows that two different processes are responsible for this cosmic face lift.
Published: 23 December 2009
Initial results from the Herschel science demonstration phase have been presented by and to the scientific community at a workshop organised by the Herschel Science Centre and held 17-18 December 2009 in Spain.
Published: 21 December 2009
The technical review reports for the six medium-class (M-class) candidate missions in the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan are now available. The reports present the outcome of ESA's internal review of the six M-class candidate missions.
Published: 18 December 2009
The ESA Council has just given the go-ahead to proceed with the implementation of the ExoMars Programme. This decision paves the way for two Mars exploration missions in cooperation with NASA in 2016 and 2018.
Published: 17 December 2009
Thirty never-before-released images of embryonic planetary systems in the Orion Nebula are the highlight of the longest single Hubble Space Telescope project ever dedicated to the topic of star and planet formation
Published: 14 December 2009
On 10 December 1999 Ariane 504 blasted off from Kourou in French Guiana carrying onboard ESA's flagship X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton. In the intervening decade this astronomical workhorse has played a significant role in revolutionizing X-astronomy.
Published: 10 December 2009
The new Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken the deepest image yet of the Universe in near-infrared light
Published: 8 December 2009
Every Project Responsible who has a PRODEX Experiment Arrangement running with the ESA/PRODEX Office covering (part of) the year 2009, should according to the rules of the PRODEX Programme and in line with the original task description of the contract, deliver a yearly report to the ESA/PRODEX Office.
Published: 3 December 2009
A series of formal presentations on the 6 medium-class candidate missions in the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan was made to a large gathering of Europe's scientific community on 1 December.
Published: 2 December 2009
A recent NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of part of NGC 7023, or the Iris Nebula, highlights a perfect dust laboratory in the sky.
Published: 1 December 2009
Herschel spectroscopy takes centre stage today as new spectra, obtained with the SPIRE, PACS and HIFI instruments during the performance verification phase, are released by ESA and the instrument teams.
Published: 27 November 2009
Access to data from the ESA-NASA SOHO mission has just become easier with the launch of a new SOHO science archive with enhanced capabilities for searching and visualising the vast SOHO data archive.
Published: 23 November 2009
A Herschel workshop will be held on 17 to 18 December 2009 to present the initial results of the on-going Herschel science demonstration phase (SDP). The workshop will take stock of results achieved to date with the Herschel SDP observations.
Published: 18 November 2009
A new Hubble image of the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 4710 is part of a survey that has been conducted to learn more about the formation of bulges, which are a substantial component of most spiral galaxies.
Published: 18 November 2009
Flight-model units for the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft are undergoing a series of tests to determine their magnetic characteristics. The purpose of the tests is to ensure that the stringent magnetic cleanliness requirements of the LISA Pathfinder mission will be met.
Published: 10 November 2009
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