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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
The candidate missions for further assessment studies have been selected from the received Cosmic Vision proposals. In addition the previously proposed LISA mission will compete for a launch slot in 2017/2018.
Published: 18 October 2007
Note - Deadline for submission has passed This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals of scientific investigations for the Solar Orbiter mission. Solar Orbiter is the next solar-heliospheric mission in the Science Programme of the European Space Agency (ESA). It has recently been redefined as part of a joint ESA-NASA programme called Heliophysical Explorers that comprises ESA's Solar Orbiter and NASA's Solar Sentinels as a highly synergetic programme. The Solar Orbiter mission is devoted to solar and heliospheric physics. It will be carried out as an ESA-led mission open to the worldwide science community.
Published: 18 October 2007
The launch of INTEGRAL five years ago heralded a new era in gamma-ray observatories. Utilising solid-state detectors and coded mask imaging techniques, INTEGRAL was unlike any previous gamma-ray mission.
Published: 17 October 2007
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has found out the true nature of a dwarf galaxy that astronomers had for a long time identified as one of the youngest galaxies in the Universe. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have made observations of the galaxy I Zwicky 18 which seem to indicate that it is in fact much older and much...
Published: 16 October 2007
After successfully completing its operational lifetime, including two mission extensions, the Double Star mission's TC-1 satellite has re-entered Earth's atmosphere nearly four years after its launch
Published: 16 October 2007
With Hubble's resolving power, the image of a massive young star cluster in our own Galaxy provides a prime template for studies into the structure and evolution of these large concentrations of stars
Published: 2 October 2007
Next week astronomers from across the globe will gather in Athens for a conference devoted to exploring the many different ways of communicating astronomy to the public.
Published: 1 October 2007
Tuesday 2 October, Cassini revisited Titan for its thirty-seventh targeted encounter, passing at an altitude of 975 kilometres above the moon's surface. This was the first in a series of seven Titan southern hemisphere encounters.
Published: 1 October 2007
ESA's Hipparcos mission provided astrometric data on thousands of stars. Thanks to advances in computational processing power it has been possible to revisit the original data and improve the accuracy of the derived catalogue.
Published: 27 September 2007
During the course of the past few months the integration of the Herschel spacecraft has taken place at the Astrium facility in Friedrichshafen, Germany
Published: 19 September 2007
The Russian capsule Foton-M3 carrying a payload of more than 40 ESA experiments, was successfully launched Friday 14th September at 13:00 (CEST) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan for 12 day mission in low orbit around the Earth.
Published: 18 September 2007
Combined observations from the Cluster and Double Star missions have resulted in the discovery of a new onset mechanism for a magnetospheric phenomenon that induces bright aurorae: the magnetic substorm
Published: 11 September 2007
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