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Discovered in images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys the gravitational lens system SDSSJ0946+1006 displays a unique double Einstein ring due to a fortuitous aligning of two distant galaxies and a foreground elliptical galaxy.
Published: 10 January 2008
Data gathered with the Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys has allowed the mapping of dark matter in supercluster Abell 901/902, shedding light on the history and evolution of galaxies in this supercluster
Published: 10 January 2008
The Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys has resolved mysterious "blue blobs" in a structure called Arp's Loop between the galaxies M81 and M82 and and found them to be brilliant blue clusters of stars born in the gas swirls and eddies induced by a galactic interaction 200 million years ago.
Published: 9 January 2008
Almost sixteen days after Cassini's last Titan flyby, the spacecraft revisits Saturn's largest moon for its forty-first targeted encounter: T-40. The closest approach to Titan occurs on Saturday, 5 January, at 21:30:20 UT at an altitude of 1010 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 6.3 kms-1. The latitude at closest approach is 12° S and the encounter occurs on orbit number 55.
Published: 2 January 2008
2007 has been another year of scientific discovery. Every one of the science missions in operation has produced new results in many fields of astronomy.
Published: 20 December 2007
As already stated in the Announcement of Opportunity for the Solar Orbiter payload,the draft Science Management Plan for Solar Orbiter had not formally been approvedby the Science Programme Committee at the time of the AO release.
Published: 20 December 2007
On 20 December 2007, Cassini returns to Titan for its fortieth targeted encounter with the large moon: T39. The closest approach occurs at 22:57:55 UT at an altitude of 970 km above the surface with a relative speed of 6.3 kms-1. The latitude at closest approach is 70° S and the encounter occurs on orbit number 54.
Published: 17 December 2007
Note - Deadline for submission has passedDear Colleague,As you may recall, a proposal for ESA's participation in the Space Infrared telescope for Cosmology and Astrophysics (SPICA) mission led by JAXA was recommended by the Space Science Advisory Committee (SSAC) at its October 2007 meeting for an Assessment Study phase lasting until 2009.The purpose of the present letter is to draw your attention to the opportunities for individuals and scientific institutions from ESA member states to participate in the Assessment Phase study activities of the Far-IR instrument foreseen on SPICA and solicit your interest in the project.
Published: 12 December 2007
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
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