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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
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
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