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ESA's Science Programme Committee has extended the operations of ESA's Mars Express, Venus Express and Cluster missions until 31 December 2009.
Published: 9 February 2009
ESA's Herschel and Planck missions have successfully completed their test campaigns in Europe and will be soon transported to Europe's spaceport at the Centre Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, French Guyana.
Published: 9 February 2009
Saturday 7 February the Cassini spacecraft performs its next targeted encounter with Titan. The closest approach to Titan occurs at 08:50:51 UTC at an altitude of 960 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 6.3 kilometres per second.
Published: 5 February 2009
By combining many images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys a very sharp and deep view is obtained of the unusual spiral galaxy NGC 4921
Published: 5 February 2009
An exoplanet barely larger than the Earth has been discovered by the CoRoT satellite. This was announced on 3 February at a press conference during the First CoRoT International Symposium held in Paris.
Published: 3 February 2009
An important milestone has been reached for the Gaia Radial Velocity Spectrometer (RVS): the full-size demonstrator model of the RVS grating has been built by the Fraunhofer Institut für Optik und Feinmechanik and was delivered to ESA
Published: 30 January 2009
The quick turn-around time of the INTEGRAL operation teams has enabled rare high-energy observations of a magnetar. The observations followed indications late last week that 1E 1547.0-5408 was in outburst mode.
Published: 27 January 2009
AnnouncementThe International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites proposals for establishing International Teams to conduct on its premises research activities in Space Sciences, based on the interdisciplinary analysis and evaluation of data from spacecraft and possible integration with ground data and theoretical models. For the purpose of this Call, Space Sciences include the Earth System sciences , Solar and Solar Terrestrial science, Planetary science, Astrobiology, Astrophysics and Fundamental physics.
Published: 23 January 2009
A joint report detailing the main results and current baseline of the Laplace mission has been issued by ESA and NASA.
Published: 20 January 2009
A joint report describing the main results and current baseline of the TSSM mission has been issued by ESA and NASA.
Published: 20 January 2009
Archival data of serendipitous observations by INTEGRAL's optical monitoring camera have revealed the characteristics of twenty eclipsing binary stars for which the light curve had hitherto not been analyzed
Published: 19 January 2009
[14.01.2009] Cluster data have revealed that thousands of tons of hydrogen escape from the Earth's atmosphere annually. This result is detailed in the January 2009 edition of Nature Geoscience.
Published: 14 January 2009
Dear Colleague,I am very pleased to invite you to respond to the 7th "Announcement of Opportunity" bysubmitting proposals for observations to be performed with the International Gamma-rayAstrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL) satellite.
Published: 12 January 2009
On 21 December 2008 the Cassini spacecraft flies by Titan at a distance of 970 km. The fly-by is the 50th of the mission and closest approach occurs at 12:59:53 UT at a latitude of 43.9°S.
Published: 19 December 2008
Observations made with the OMEGA imaging spectrometer onboard Mars Express reveal very strong signatures of sulfates and ferric oxides in Aram Chaos. The presence of these chemicals may indicate that significant amounts of water were present in this area in the past.
Published: 18 December 2008
[15.12.2008]
A recent article by Jonathan Eastwood on "The Science of Space Weather", published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, provides a timely insight into this subject which is relevant for ESA's Space Situational Awareness programme.
Published: 15 December 2008
Light-Toned Deposits (LTD) on the surface of Mars have been at the centre of scientific debate since their discovery by the Viking spacecraft in the late 1970's.
Published: 10 December 2008
Sixteen days after its previous flyby, the Cassini spacecraft once again approached Saturn's largest moon for the mission's forty-ninth targeted encounter with Titan. The closest approach to Titan occured on Friday 5 December at 14:25:45 UTC, at an altitude of 960 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 6.3 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach was 10.3°S and the encounter occured on orbit number 95.
Published: 10 December 2008
Data collected by the NICMOS instrument on board the Hubble Space Telescope have led to the discovery of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of the exoplanet HD 189733b, adding to previous detections of water and methane
Published: 9 December 2008
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