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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
Several of Rosetta's instruments will take advantage of the Earth swingby on 13 November to obtain calibration measurements and perform science observations during a period of several days around closest approach
Published: 10 November 2009
On 13 November 2009 Rosetta will swing by Earth passing within 2500 km of the surface. This is the last in a series of gravity assists to provide the spacecraft with the required orbital boost to set course for comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Published: 30 October 2009
The stunning Jewel Box star cluster NGC 4755 is seen in a whole new light, with new images released by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the ESO Very Large Telescope and the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
Published: 29 October 2009
Satellite operations for the CoRoT mission have been extended until 31 March 2013. The decision by the French Space Agency, CNES, and the mission partners, including ESA, was taken on 23 October at a specially convened meeting at the CNES Headquarters in Paris.
Published: 28 October 2009
The Engineering Test Unit model of NIRSpec has been completed by the prime contractor, EADS Astrium, and is ready to be shipped to NASA for testing.
Published: 14 October 2009
A recent NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 2623 captures what appears to be one very bright and bizarre galaxy, but is actually the result of a dramatic collision between a pair of spiral galaxies that resemble our own Milky Way
Published: 13 October 2009
ESA's SMART-1 team has released new images of the proposed impact site of NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS), after the LCROSS team announced a new target last week
Published: 8 October 2009
ESA's Science Programme Committee has approved the extension of mission operations for XMM-Newton, INTEGRAL, Planck, Venus Express, Mars Express and Cluster, as well as the ESA support to the operations of HST and SOHO
Published: 7 October 2009
Images obtained during the performance verification phase demonstrate that the 'SPIRE/PACS parallel mode', an important observing mode for the observatory, is delivering the expected performance.
Published: 2 October 2009
The PRODEX programme and its position within the ESA organisation were presented to the Greek scientific community at the Hellenic Astronomical Conference in Athens, held on 4 September 2009.
Published: 1 October 2009
A newly released set of Hubble images highlights two galaxies in the Virgo Cluster affected by a process known as "ram pressure stripping", which can result in peculiar-looking galaxies.
Published: 30 September 2009
The MARSIS radar sounder instrument on board Mars Express, designed to study the ionosphere, surface and sub-surface of Mars, can unexpectedly also double as a magnetometer
Published: 22 September 2009
Preliminary results from the Planck First Light Survey indicate that the data quality is excellent. This bodes well for the full sky survey that has just begun.
Published: 17 September 2009
The confirmation of the nature of CoRoT-7b as the first rocky planet outside our Solar System marks a significant step forward in the search for Earth-like exoplanets.
Published: 16 September 2009
Astronomers today declared the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory ready for a new decade of exploration, with the release of observations from four of its six operating science instruments.
Published: 9 September 2009
XMM-Newton observations of the X-ray pulsator RX J0648.0-4418 have resulted in a solid, model-independent mass estimation of this rare, ultra-massive white dwarf.
Published: 4 September 2009
The Fifth European Announcement for observations to be performed with Suzaku between April 2010 and March 2011 is now open. Scientists belonging to institutions within ESA Member States are invited to respond. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 20 November at 16:30 CET.
Published: 1 September 2009
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the Ninth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-9, issued 25 August 2009. This AO covers the period May 2010 to April 2011 and is open to all proposers. The deadline for receipt of proposals for this AO has passed.
Published: 27 August 2009
To reconcile measured methane enhancements and variations on Mars with the current global chemical-
climate model, both a strong local source and an as yet unidentified and very effective methane destruction mechanism are required, a recent study finds
Published: 6 August 2009
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