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ESA has appointed an expert team to advise the Agency on the best scientific and technological roadmap to pursue in order to address the characterization of terrestrial exo-planets (up to the possible detection of biomarkers).
Published: 22 April 2008
The Council of the European Space Agency has appointed David Southwood as Director of Science and Robotic Exploration until 30 April 2011.
Published: 17 April 2008

Data from the VIRGO instrument on SOHO have been used to show that solar flares drive global oscillations in the Sun. This confirms a prediction made more than 30 years ago.
Published: 17 April 2008
Based on a study of archival data from four X-ray observatories, including XMM-Newton, a team of Japanese astronomers confirm the black hole at the Galactic centre, Sgr A*, to have experienced an outburst some 300 years ago
Published: 15 April 2008
NASA has extended the Cassini operations phase for the NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini-Huygens mission for two more years. The mission, originally scheduled to end in July 2008, will continue studying Saturn, its environment and moons until 2010.
Published: 15 April 2008
XMM-Newton observations of broad absorption line quasars (BALQSOs) that are seen face-on reveal these to be different from BALQSOs that are seen at different orientations in that the former are not deficient in soft X-ray emission
Published: 9 April 2008
Data from Hubble and the groundbased Gemini observatory provide evidence for the existence of an intermediate-mass black hole in the globular cluster omega Centauri supporting a possible reclassification of the cluster as a dwarf galaxy
Published: 2 April 2008
Hubble's resolving power has aided in a ten-year search for and study of supernova precursors which was set up to determine which types of stars - in what range of stellar masses - end their lives as a supernova
Published: 31 March 2008
Frascati (Rome), ItalyApril 21-22, 2008
Published: 28 March 2008
During Cassini's close flyby of Enceladus on 12 March, the spacecraft flew through the moon's plume that originates from jets in Enceladus' south polar region. Both the plume and the south polar surface were studied during this very close approach of Saturn's sixth largest moon.
Published: 27 March 2008
Based on Cassini radar observations of Titan's surface the moon's spin rate is now confirmed to be both non-synchronous and changing, providing evidence for the existence of a subsurface ocean
Published: 25 March 2008
Today, Tuesday 25 March, Cassini returns to Titan for the mission's forty-third targeted encounter: Titan-42. The closest approach occurs at 14:27:48 UT, at an altitude of 1000 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 6.3 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 27° S and the encounter occurs on orbit number 62.
Published: 25 March 2008
Two different methods based on optical and X-ray observations have resulted in a consistent identification of the subtype and age of the supernova responsible for the supernova remnant SNR 0509-67.5 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Published: 20 March 2008
The tennis court-sized sunshield built by Northrop Grumman for the James Webb Space Telescope has completed its preliminary design review (PDR) at the company's Space Technology facility.
Published: 20 March 2008
A team of astronomers led by Mark Swain have found the first-ever evidence for an organic molecule in the atmosphere of an exoplanet based on infrared spectroscopy with Hubble's NICMOS instrument
Published: 19 March 2008
In a recent article in Astrophysical Journal Letters Sala et al. shed light on the nature of the postoutburst nova V5116 Sagittarii with new XMM-Newton observations of the white dwarf star's soft X-ray emission
Published: 14 March 2008
On 12 March Cassini performs its closest flyby ever of any Saturnian moon as it passes Enceladus at a mere 52 km. The trajectory takes Cassini through the edge of the icy moon's unique plume allowing in-situ observations
Published: 12 March 2008
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Published: 11 March 2008
The 6th Announcement of Opportunity for observations with the INTEGRAL gamma-ray observatory solicits for submission of proposals before 18 April 2008
Published: 10 March 2008
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In-situ observations by the multiple Cluster spacecraft, together with numerical simulations, form the first ever confirmation of the occurence of solitary waves in Earth's magnetopause and explain the spontaneous generation of these waves
Published: 7 March 2008
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