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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
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
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