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The nearby transiting planet HD 189733b has been observed during three transits with Hubble's ACS in spectroscopic mode. Study of the data has provided strong evidence for the presence of a high level haze layer on this Jupiter-sized exoplanet.
Published: 11 December 2007
The verification model of the Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI) is ready to undergo its cryogenic performance tests at the Rutherford Appelton Laboratory UK. MIRI is the first of JWST's four instruments to reach this significant milestone in the testing phase
Published: 6 December 2007
[06.12.2007]
A recent study based on over three years of Cluster data confirms solar wind material can be accelerated simultaneously at multiple points along Earth's magnetotail axis producing high-speed ion beams
Published: 6 December 2007
Sixteen days after its last flyby Cassini returns to Titan for its thirty-ninth targeted encounter: T38. The closest approach occurs on Wednesday, 5 December, at 00:06:50 UT at an altitude of 1300 kilometres and at a speed of 6.3 kilometres per second. The encounter occurs on orbit number 53 and is the third in a series of seven southern...
Published: 3 December 2007
A 10-day workshop dedicated to introducing the next generation of astrometry specialists to the science of the future Gaia mission successfully concluded this week.
Published: 30 November 2007
Multiple observations with the Advanced Camera for Surveys on-board the Hubble Space Telescope have been combined into a large detailed image of the grand-design spiral galaxy M74
Published: 29 November 2007
[21.11.2007]
Cluster observations of the Earth's space environment being affected by a Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun have established the existence of a mechanism for accelerating plasma in the Earth's magnetosheath other then magnetic reconnection
Published: 21 November 2007
Monday 19 November Cassini returns to Titan for its next flyby of the Saturnian Moon. One of the main science goals this time around is the study of Titan's atmosphere, taking advantage of the flyby geometry with the Sun behind Saturn as seen from Cassini
Published: 16 November 2007
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has probed the bright core of Comet 17P/Holmes which, to the delight of sky watchers, mysteriously brightened by nearly a million-fold in a 24-hour period beginning 23 October 2007.
Published: 15 November 2007
At their 12-13 November meeting, ESA's Science Programme Committee has unanimously approved an extension for the XMM-Newton mission, pushing back the mission end date from 31 March 2010 to 31 December 2012.
Published: 15 November 2007
At their 12-13 November meeting, ESA's Science Programme Committee has unanimously approved an extension for the INTEGRAL mission which pushes back the end date from 16 December 2010 to 31 December 2012.
Published: 15 November 2007
Meeting in Paris on 12-13 November, ESA's Science Programme Committee unanimously approved a proposal to continue operating the highly successful Ulysses spacecraft until March 2009. This latest extension, for a period of 12 months, is the fourth in the history of the joint ESA-NASA mission.
Published: 14 November 2007
Rosetta has reached an important milestone with the successful completion of its second Earth swing-by that provided the necessary spacecraft orbit adjustment as well as an opportunity for instrument calibration and science observations
Published: 14 November 2007
Returning to Earth for the second time after its launch in 2004, the Rosetta spacecraft swings-by the Earth on 13 November to gain energy for its long journey to comet 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko
Published: 12 November 2007
[09.11.2007]
Cluster results published by Tony Lui et al. give new insight into the generalized Ohm's law that discribes the coupling between charged particles and a magnetic field, as applied to magnetic substorms in Earth's magnetosphere
Published: 9 November 2007
The near-infrared spectrometer NIRSpec, one of the four instruments to be installed on JWST, has reached a milestone with the successful verification of its FORE optical system at ambient conditions, to be followed by verification at operational temperatures
Published: 2 November 2007
Recent multi-colour observations by Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 have captured the pair of interacting galaxies Arp 87 in detail, with its bridge of tidal material, stars, gas and dust
Published: 30 October 2007
Comet 17P/Holmes now makes for an unexpected sight in the night sky as a sudden brightening by a factor of several hundred thousand has made it visible to the naked eye at a magnitude of about 2.8 (originally magnitude 17)!
Published: 25 October 2007
[22.10.2007]
A detailed study of six years' worth of data gathered by the EDI instruments on board the Cluster spacecraft has provided polar maps of plasma dynamics in Earth's ionosphere and its relation to solar activity
Published: 22 October 2007
The first steps of the next great phase of European space science have been taken! At its meeting held on 17-18 October 2007 in Paris, ESA's Space Science Advisory Committee (SSAC) selected the new candidates for possible future scientific missions.
Published: 19 October 2007
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