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In-situ observations by the four Cluster spacecraft have provided unique information on the details of magnetic reconnection in space that was hitherto not observed at these small scales.
Published: 12 March 2007
Dear Colleague, I am very pleased to invite you to respond to the 5th Announcement of Opportunity by submitting proposals for observations to be performed with the International Gamma-ray Astrophysics Laboratory (INTEGRAL) satellite or for obtaining data rights to targets within the previously approved Key Programmes.
Published: 12 March 2007
Saturday, 10 March, Cassini will have its 27th targeted encounter with Titan, passing the moon at an altitude of 980 km. 45 minutes before closest approach, observations will be made of a solar occultation, with the Sun passing behind Titan's atmosphere from Cassini's point of view
Published: 7 March 2007
The Hubble Space Telescope, in collaboration with several other ground- and space-based telescopes, has captured a galaxy being ripped apart by a galaxy cluster's gravitational field and harsh environment.
Published: 6 March 2007
ESA, the international Committee for Space Research (COSPAR) and NASA have decided to honour Professor Hubert Curien's contribution to European space by naming the Huygens landing site on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, after him.
Published: 6 March 2007
The implementation of the new Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 science programme will be done in successive selection cycles of mission proposals, starting with this call for proposals for the first planning cycle
Published: 5 March 2007
In the night of 3 March 2007, a total lunar eclipse was visible from a large part of the world. You are invited to participate in an imaging campaign of the SMART-1 lunar impact site and share your observations.
Published: 4 March 2007
The Science Directorate of the European Space Agency has released an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for membership in the science team of the Gaia mission. The invitation from the Director of Science to respond to this AO is presented here. The AO document and the Science Management Plan can be accessed from the right-hand menu. The deadline for receipt of proposals has now passed.
Published: 1 March 2007
The Science Programme Committee at its meeting on 23 February 2007 has unanimously approved an extension of the Venus Express mission operations, pushing back the mission end date to early-May 2009.
Published: 28 February 2007
The Science Programme Committee at its meeting on 23 February 2007 has unanimously approved an extension of the Mars Express mission operations, pushing back the mission end date to early-May 2009.
Published: 28 February 2007
The BepiColombo mission, comprising two orbiters to explore the planet Mercury, has received final approval from the Science Programme Committee to enter its implementation phase
Published: 26 February 2007
At 02:57 UT 25 February, mission controllers at ESOC, ESA's Space Operations Centre in Germany, confirmed Rosetta's successful swingby of Mars.
Published: 25 February 2007
Observations of SN 1987A, made over the past 20 years by Hubble and many other major ground- and space-based telescopes, have significantly changed astronomers' views of how massive stars end their lives
Published: 23 February 2007
The Rosetta swing-by of Mars is the second gravity assist manoeuvre required to place Rosetta on course for comet 67P/Churyumov -Gerasimenko. The closest approach of the swing-by will take place at 01:54 UT, 25 February 2007.
Published: 23 February 2007
During a close flyby of Titan on 22 February 2007, Cassini's radar observations focus on the moon's north pole region, where lakes have been spotted. The imaged area crosses radar swaths from several earlier flybys.
Published: 21 February 2007
With the Sun currently close to a minimum in its 11-year cycle of activity, Ulysses has detected remarkably energetic outbursts during the mission's third pass over the Sun's south polar region.
Published: 19 February 2007
This view of planetary nebula NGC 2440 was obtained on 6 February 2007 with the WFPC2 instrument onboard the Hubble Space Telescope using several filters to capture different chemical elements in the expelled gas.
Published: 13 February 2007
Data obtained with the High-Resolution Stereo Camera on board Mars Express has been used to produce new topographic maps of the Iani Chaos region with contour levels superimposed onto high-resolution images of the region.
Published: 13 February 2007
The Cluster spacecraft have made in-situ observations of the difference between two mechanisms that both produce aurorae by accelerating electrons in electrical circuits directly above the visible light arcs
Published: 9 February 2007
Construction of the 18 mirror segment blanks of the James Webb Space Telescope has been completed by Axsys Technologies Inc., Alabama, USA. They have been shipped for grinding and polishing, after which they will be assembled to form the 6.6m-diameter primary mirror of JWST.
Published: 8 February 2007
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