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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
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
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