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Combined observations from the Cluster and Double Star missions have resulted in the discovery of a new type of onset for a magnetospheric phenomenon that induces bright aurorae: the magnetic substorm.
Published: 11 September 2007
The 2XMM catalogue of X-ray sources, the largest of its kind ever, has now been released. It has been created by the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (SSC) from data gathered with XMM-Newton's EPIC instrument between February 2000 and March 2007, covering 360 square degrees on the sky.
Published: 7 September 2007
Nine galaxies from the Hubble Ultra Deep Field selected on their spectral properties are found to be among the smallest and most compact galaxies ever observed in the distant Universe at redshifts 4 to 5.8
Published: 6 September 2007
Friday, 31 August, Cassini performed its latest flyby of Titan. At closest approach the spacecraft came to within 3330 kilometres above the moon's surface. Observations of Titan were carried out starting ~9 hours before closest approach untill ~21 hours after closest approach.
Published: 28 August 2007
The pulsar PSR J1617-5055 has been identified as the most likely power source for the nearby object HESS J1616-508 that shines bright in the TeV energy range and was discovered early 2004
Published: 9 August 2007
Located 1500 lightyears from Earth, the supernova remnant known as the Veil Nebula spans 3 degrees on the sky. Intricate details of the nebula's morphology and composition are revealed in three new Hubble images taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2
Published: 1 August 2007
Simultaneous observations by multiple satellites and ground-based instruments have allowed for the generation mechanism of waves related to the creation of killer electrons in Earth's magnetosphere to be verified
Published: 26 July 2007
On Thursday, 19 July, Cassini performed its latest close flyby of Titan, Titan-34. At closest approach, Cassini was 1332 km above the moon's surface. The flyby geometry was very favourable for determining the surface properties with bistatic radio observations.
Published: 16 July 2007
A total of 50 mission concepts were received in response to ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Call for Proposals issued in March 2007
Published: 10 July 2007
Detailed study of the nearby dwarf starburst galaxy NGC 4449, using high-resolution data from the Hubble Space Telescope's ACS instrument, is helping to understand galaxy formation in the early Universe
Published: 3 July 2007
Reported in a recent Nature Physics article, Cluster has made the first ever observation in space of a null-null line linking two magnetic reconnection sites, providing a new 3D view on reconnection processes in Earth's magnetosphere
Published: 29 June 2007
Friday 29 June, Cassini performed its latest Titan flyby, coming to within 1932 km of the moon's surface. Some of the observations were set up to search for possible subsurface oceans.
Published: 27 June 2007
Following its manufacture and assembly in Oerlikon Space AG, Zurich, Switzerland, the protoflight structure of the LISA Pathfinder Science Module has been shipped to Astrium UK for testing and integration
Published: 27 June 2007
The gamma-ray emission lines from the beta-decay of the radioactive isotope 60Fe in our Galaxy have been unambiguously detected by the SPI instrument on board INTEGRAL
Published: 25 June 2007
After weeks of manoeuvres in space, Samba and Tango, two of the four Cluster satellites are now flying in formation with a record smallest separation distance of only 17 kilometres
Published: 21 June 2007
ESA, together with a lot of its industrial partners, was present at the 47th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget that took place from 18 to 24 June and saw the signing of several important contracts and agreements for the agency's science missions
Published: 20 June 2007
An overview of the European advance in astronomy and astrophysics that has been made possible by the Hubble Space Telescope was presented at the 41st ESLAB symposium
Published: 18 June 2007
On Wednesday 13 June, Cassini had its latest close encounter with Titan, coming within 975 km of the moon's surface. The flyby trajectory took the spacecraft over the north polar region at closest approach and the flyby geometry provided ideal conditions for study of the moon's upper atmosphere through solar occultation observations
Published: 12 June 2007
At their 118th meeting, the Science Programme Committee has approved the DPAC proposal submitted in response to the AO for Gaia data processing. The approval marks an important milestone for the Gaia mission
Published: 7 June 2007
As of 27 May, the Hinode science archive is publicly accessible, providing the solar physics community with a sophisticated search tool to retrieve the released data from the solar mission in a comprehensive way
Published: 30 May 2007
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