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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
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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
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
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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
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