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[17.10.2008]
Highlights from the recent First Joint Cluster-THEMIS workshop, held at the University of New Hampshire, 23-26 September, are presented in a series of summary articles
Published: 17 October 2008
The series of orbit correction manoeuvres designed to lower the pericentre altitude of the Venus Express orbit have been successfully completed, with the spacecraft reaching the lowest pericentre altitude since the start of the mission: a mere 185 km above the planet's surface.
Published: 14 October 2008
An analysis of the 47 gamma-ray bursts detected by INTEGRAL since its launch reveals a previously unnoticed population of faint gamma-ray bursts associated with the local supergalactic structure.
Published: 13 October 2008
Rosetta's OSIRIS Narrow Angle Camera observes the galactic bulge region in a programme to detect gravitational microlensing events
Published: 9 October 2008
On 9 October 2008 the Cassini spacecraft will perform the closest fly-by of Enceladus to date, diving deeper through the moon's south polar plume than ever before. Closest approach is at a mere 25 km from the surface with Cassini passing the Saturnian moon at a relative speed of 17.7 km/s.
Published: 7 October 2008
A thorough survey of 69 nearby galaxies with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys is giving astronomers valuable clues about star formation in different types of galaxies, with data on over 14 million resolved individual stars
Published: 30 September 2008
PRODEX Experiment Arrangement requests with project durations beyond 2010 will in a first step be implemented only until 31 December 2010, in line with the current approved PRODEX Declaration.
Published: 29 September 2008
Data from the joint ESA/NASA Ulysses mission show that the Sun has reduced its output of solar wind to the lowest levels since accurate readings have become available. This current state of the Sun could reduce the natural shielding that envelops our Solar System.
Published: 23 September 2008
Data from the VMC, SPICAV-SOIR, VIRTIS and MAG instruments on Venus Express have been delivered to the ESA Planetary System Archive and are now freely available to interested users.
Published: 22 September 2008
The VIRTIS instrument on-board Venus Express has provided an extensive and homogeneous multi-wavelength data set for building a detailed 3D picture of winds in the cloud layers on Venus for the entire southern hemisphere
Published: 18 September 2008
The first detection of strong, quasi-periodic oscillations (QPO) in the X-ray emission of an active galaxy (RE J1034+396), obtained with XMM-Newton, is reported in the 18 September issue of Nature
Published: 17 September 2008
With the fourth Suzaku European Announcement of Opportunity (EAO-4), proposals are solicited from scientists belonging to institutions within ESA Member States for observing time in the portion reserved for the ESA-Japan programme. The EAO-4 observing time is planned to start in April 2009 and last for 12 months.
Published: 8 September 2008
Images of asteroid Steins, taken by the OSIRIS Wide Angle Camera during the fly-by, were presented at a press conference on 6 September.
Published: 6 September 2008
As the Rosetta spacecraft closes in on asteroid Steins the science instruments are prepared for this extraordinary opportunity to study a rare, E-type asteroid. Final orbit trajectory corrections have been performed and the spacecraft is now on track for a closest approach at 20:58 CEST at a distance of 800±2 km.
Published: 5 September 2008
First results and images from Rosetta's fly-by of asteroid Steins will be presented at a press conference, which will be webcast live, on Saturday 6 September starting at 12:00 CEST.
Published: 4 September 2008
A Call for Expression of Interest in Participating in the GREAT (Gaia Research for European Astronomy Training) programme has been issued
Published: 2 September 2008
INTEGRAL's detection of polarized gamma-rays from the Crab pulsar, reported in the 29 August issue of Science, has significant implications for many aspects of high-energy accelerators.
Published: 29 August 2008
A powerful collision of two massive clusters of galaxies has been observed in detail with both the Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, providing new insights into the properties of dark matter
Published: 27 August 2008
[28.08.2008]
The mechanism underlying the escape of oxygen ions from Earth has been unveiled with the help of data from the Cluster constellation of spacecraft
Published: 27 August 2008
Proposals are solicited for observations with XMM-Newton in response to the Eighth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-8, issued today. This AO covers the period May 2009 to April 2010 and is open to all proposers. The deadline for receipt of proposals has passed.
Published: 26 August 2008
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