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XMM-Newton has discovered a rare, very massive cluster of galaxies at a redshift z~1. The object, designated 2XMM J083026+524133, is the most X-ray luminous known at its distance and beyond
Published: 25 August 2008
The science and propulsion modules of LISA Pathfinder have arrived at ESTEC for a series of system tests.
Published: 20 August 2008
High-resolution Hubble data has helped solve a long-standing mystery around the stability of a persistent filamentary structure surrounding the active galaxy NGC1275: magnetic fields provide the required support
Published: 20 August 2008
The August 2008 issue of ESA's flagship magazine, the ESA Bulletin, features an article presenting some of the most important science results from Venus Express
Published: 19 August 2008
The successful visual tracking of asteroid Steins by Rosetta's on-board cameras has provided valuable input for a spacecraft manoeuvre performed on 14 August that has put Rosetta on a favourable trajectory for the upcoming fly-by of Steins
Published: 19 August 2008
This dazzling image of a region of celestial birth and renewal commemorates Hubble's 100 000th orbit around the Earth
Published: 11 August 2008
[11.08.2008]
A 3-D "magnetic snapshot" of the heart of a magnetic reconnection region has been obtained in-situ by the four satellites of the ESA Cluster mission, at one-third of the distance to the Moon from Earth.
Published: 11 August 2008
Monday, 11 August 2008, Cassini will visit Enceladus to obtain the highest resolution images to date of the moon's enigmatic south polar region with its tiger stripes. Closest approach occurs at 21:06:19 UTC at an altitude of just 54 kilometres. This is Cassini's fifth close fly-by of Enceladus and the trajectory - taking it over both the...
Published: 8 August 2008
The Hubble Space Telescope has identified thousands of ancient globular clusters in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. These discoveries improve our understanding of the life and evolution of cannibal galaxies.
Published: 5 August 2008
On 4 August Rosetta starts to use its cameras to visually track asteroid Steins. These observations will be used to refine the trajectory of the spacecraft relative to Steins and to adjust it, if necessary, to achieve the desired fly-by conditions.
Published: 4 August 2008
At a bilateral ESA-NASA meeting held on 15-16 July, 2008, David Southwood, the ESA Director for the Science and Robotic Exploration Program, and Ed Weiler, the NASA Associate Administrator of the Science Mission Directorate, endorsed a plan to establish an International X-ray Observatory (IXO) study.
Published: 1 August 2008
Observations with the VIMS instrument on Cassini have identified the presence of liquid ethane in one of the large lake-like features observed on Saturn's moon, Titan.
Published: 31 July 2008
Just over two months after its last visit, the Cassini spacecraft once again approaches Titan for the mission's forty-sixth targeted encounter with the large Saturnian moon. This is the first Titan encounter in Cassini's Equinox Mission. The closest approach to Titan occurs on Thursday, 31 July, at 02:13:11 UT at an altitude of 1613 kilometres...
Published: 30 July 2008
New details have been announced about the exoplanet CoRoT-Exo-4b. Data from CoRoT and ground-based observations have established the nature of the exoplanet and its parent star.
Published: 28 July 2008
Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found the largest sample of very distant galaxies seen to date: ten promising candidates thought to lie at a distance of 13 billion light-years (a redshift of ~ 7.5).
Published: 24 July 2008
A nova explosion is usually detected first at optical wavelengths. The recent nova V598 Puppis, although being among the brightest novae, was instead discovered first in X-rays by XMM-Newton, some four months after the optical emission had peaked
Published: 18 July 2008
The pericentre altitude of the Venus Express orbit is being lowered by a series of manoeuvres over a nearly four-week period with the spacecraft reaching a minimum altitude of 185 km in August. This will provide new science opportunities for the mission.
Published: 15 July 2008
On 5 September 2008 the Rosetta spacecraft will make its closest approach to asteroid Steins. Preparations are underway to prepare the spacecraft for this important scientific milestone.
Published: 8 July 2008
June 30 marked the end of the four-year primary mission for the Cassini spacecraft and the start of the extended mission. The two-year extension, called the Cassini Equinox Mission, prolongs the spacecraft's exploration of the Saturn system including the planet's rings and moons.
Published: 30 June 2008
[27.06.2008]
A recent study, using Cluster data, reveals how the most powerful emission of terrestrial origin, Auroral Kilometric Radiation, is beamed into space. The result has important implications for radio studies of magnetospheres of planets.
Published: 27 June 2008
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