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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
5 & 6 June 2008Salle Miramar, La Croisette, Cannes, FranceCroisette Beach Hotel13, rue du Canada, 06400 Cannes, France
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
[07.03.2008]
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
Ulysses, the mission to study the Sun's poles and the influence of our star on surrounding space is coming to an end. After more than 17 years in space - almost four times its expected lifetime - the mission is finally succumbing to its harsh environment.
Published: 22 February 2008
Many technologies have become so advanced that they've been miniaturized to take up less space and weigh less. That's what happened to detector controls and data conversion electronics on the James Webb Space Telescope being built by Northrop Grumman.
Published: 20 February 2008
Eta Carinae is a complex binary system, at a distance of around 8000 light years, with a large nebulosity surrounding the central objects. Observations with INTEGRAL have confirmed the nature of hard X-ray emission from the region to be from inverse compton scattered photons accelerated in a region where two stellar winds collide.
Published: 20 February 2008
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have compiled a large catalogue of gravitational lenses in the distant Universe. The catalogue contains a staggering 67 new gravitationally lensed images found around massive elliptical and lenticular-shaped galaxies.
Published: 19 February 2008
Observations from the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes have revealed a lensed galaxy to be one of the most distant galaxies known, residing at a redshift of ~7.6
Published: 12 February 2008
17-19 March 2008Chateau de Meudon5 Place Janssen 92195 MEUDON Cedex, France
Published: 7 February 2008
The first set of high-resolution Digital Terrain Models (DTM) and ortho-images of Mars derived from HRSC data gathered during the first six months of the Mars Express mission have been released and are publically available online
Published: 6 February 2008
The giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1132 is at the heart of a fossil group together with dwarf galaxies and thousands of globular clusters, all embedded in an enormous halo of dark matter
Published: 6 February 2008
[23.01.2008]
First ever observations by Cluster of the actual size of the electron diffusion region at the heart of magnetic reconnection reveals the region to be much larger than previously thought, with implications for design and operations of future space missions
Published: 23 January 2008
Workshop, 5-6 March 2008, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The NetherlandsFirst Announcement
Published: 18 January 2008
AnnouncementThe International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites proposals from International Teams to conduct on its premises study activities in Space Science (Earth System sciences, Solar and Solar Terrestrial science, Planetary science, Astrobiology, Astrophysics and Fundamental physics), based on the analysis and evaluation of existing data from several spacecraft and eventual integration with ground observations and theoretical models.
Published: 17 January 2008
Monday, 14 January, Ulysses passed another milestone as the spacecraft reached the highest north solar latitude in its orbit, passing over the Sun's north polar cap at about 80° N for the third time in its now more than 17-year long mission
Published: 15 January 2008
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