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XMM-Newton observations of the unique double pulsar system PSR J0737-3039 have confirmed pulsed X-ray emission from one component and, for the first time, provided strong evidence for X-ray emission from the second pulsar. The XMM-Newton data show that this unusual system displays complex X-ray behaviour.
Published: 23 June 2008
In spite of being one of the best studied X-ray sources, Hercules X-1 continues to intrigue astronomers as results using INTEGRAL observations confirm
Published: 17 June 2008
After more than 17 years of operation, the joint ESA/NASA mission Ulysses will officially conclude in July this year. The remarkable achievements of this mission were recalled at a press conference held at ESA Headquarters in Paris on 12 June.
Published: 12 June 2008
Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys has observed a large portion of the Coma Cluster, stretching across several million light-years. The entire cluster is more than 20 million light-years in diameter, is nearly spherical in shape, and contains thousands of galaxies.
Published: 10 June 2008
Analysis of XMM-Newton data of G350.1-0.3, a bright galactic radio source, reveals it to be a young and bright supernova remnant (SNR). These results are published in the 10 June issue of ApJ Letters
Published: 9 June 2008
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Some of the most explosive phenomena in the Universe are due to a physical process known as magnetic reconnection. Fundamental aspects of this process are still not fully understood but new advances, using Cluster data, have recently been reported by a team led by scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Published: 9 June 2008
The May 2008 issue of the ESA Bulletin features an article on "The next decade with XMM-Newton - Its scientific impact and challenges for the next 10 years".
Published: 6 June 2008
On Wednesday 28 May Cassini performs its last Titan flyby of the nominal 4-year mission (ending this summer, when the 2-year extended mission will start). Cassini will pass Titan at 1400 km and perform not only detailed observations of Saturn's largest moon, but also of Saturn's main rings (A,B & C) using the CIRS instrument to measure...
Published: 27 May 2008
ESA has issued a Call for White Papers as input to the Exo-Planet Roadmap Advisory Team. This is part of the EPR-AT consultation process with the broad scientific community.
Published: 26 May 2008
ESA has issued a "Call for Declarations of Interest in Science Instrumentation" for the M-class Cosmic Vision mission, Euclid. Similar calls have already been issued for Cross-Scale, Marco Polo and Plato.
Published: 23 May 2008
The COROT team has detected two new exoplanets and a new type of object. These discoveries were announced this week at the IAU Symposium on Transiting Planets.
Published: 22 May 2008
The VIRTIS instrument on Venus Express has made the first detection of hydroxyl in the atmosphere of Venus. The results are reported in the May 2008 issue of Astronomy & Astrophysics.
Published: 15 May 2008
The Ulysses Mission Operations Team has received the 2008 International SpaceOps Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Published: 13 May 2008
Dear Colleague,I am pleased to invite you to respond to the "Announcement of Opportunity" to submit proposals for observations to be performed with AKARI in its Post-Helium phase.
Published: 13 May 2008
The proto-typical merger pair the Antennae Galaxies are found to be at a distance of only 0.7 times the previous best estimate of ~65 million light-years, following a recent study based on Hubble data
Published: 9 May 2008
On Monday 12 May, Cassini performs its fourty-fourth targeted flyby of Titan and will pass the moon's surface at an altitude of 1000 km as it flies over Titan's northern hemisphere at 6.3 km per second. It is the next to last Titan flyby of the prime mission, with the extended mission starting in July.
Published: 9 May 2008
Using the ESO 2.2m telescope at La Silla, Chile, a team of scientists have sucessfully imaged the position of the WMAP spacecraft at 1.5 million km from Earth, testing the ground-based optical tracking technique to be used for Gaia
Published: 8 May 2008
ESA has issued a "Call for Declarations of Interest in Science Instrumentation" for the M-class Cosmic Vision mission studies Cross Scale, Marco Polo, Plato, and Euclid.
Published: 5 May 2008
A study of nine distant massive galaxies using Hubble and Keck data shows the distant massive galaxies to be much more compact than their counterparts at lower redshifts
Published: 29 April 2008
Celebrating the 18th launch anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope on 24 April 2008, a Hubble atlas of interacting galaxies in different stages of interaction and merger is released, comprised of 59 new Hubble images
Published: 24 April 2008
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