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Wednesday, 7 February 2007, Ulysses reached its maximum solar latitude of 80 degrees as it passed over the Sun's south pole, observing this extreme region for the third time in its more than 16 years of successful operations.
Published: 7 February 2007
The first flight units for the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft are soon to be delivered with final testing of the three Digital Sun Sensors nearing completion
Published: 1 February 2007
A problem with the Advanced Camera for Surveys on board the Hubble Space Telescope is under investigation and currently limits science operations to the observatory's remaining instruments.
Published: 30 January 2007
On 29 January, at 7:16 UT, Cassini will perform the 24th set of Titan observations during a close flyby of the moon during which it comes to within 2631 kilometres from the moon's surface.
Published: 26 January 2007
The scientific community is invited to participate in the JAXA/NASA/PPARC/ESA Hinode program by responding to the present ESA Announcement of Opportunity, which solicits proposals for European membership in the Hinode Science Working Group (two individuals in total). Participation in the Hinode Science Working Group (SWG) is open to all scientists affiliated with institutions in ESA member states.
Published: 19 January 2007
Dear Sir/Madam,Announcement The 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 2007
Having passed its perihelion on 12 January, Comet C/2006 P1 (McNaught) is the brightest comet ever observed by SOHO and indeed the brightest comet in the sky in the past 40 years
Published: 16 January 2007
Sixteen days after its last flyby of Titan, Cassini returns for its twenty-fourth targeted encounter, Titan-23. The closest approach to Titan occurs on Saturday, 13 January, 08:38:31 UTC at an altitude of 1000 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 6.0 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 31° N (over an area known as Aaru), and the encounter occurs on orbit number 37.
Published: 11 January 2007
The first test article of the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft, the Development Model (DM) of the On Board Computer (OBC) has arrived at the prime contractor facilities of Astrium Ltd, Stevenage, UK in the last week of December 2006.
Published: 9 January 2007
With Hubble data on the rich populations of infant stars in star forming region N90 in the Small Magellanic Cloud, astronomers are examining star forming processes in an environment that is very different from that in our own Milky Way.
Published: 9 January 2007
An important milestone has been reached with the assembly of a three-dimensional map of the dark matter distribution in the Universe, based on analysis of the Hubble COSMOS survey.
Published: 8 January 2007
Newly released results, obtained by the RADAR instrument on board Cassini during a close flyby of Titan in July 2006, provide the strongest evidence yet for the existence of hydrocarbon lakes on the large moon.
Published: 5 January 2007
29 December 2006 marks a milestone for the fleet of four Cluster spacecraft with its 1000th orbit around the Earth. In their highly elliptical polar orbit the four spacecraft explore the Earth's environment with unique multipoint observations.
Published: 29 December 2006
Just 16 days after Titan-21, Cassini returns to Titan for its twenty-third targeted encounter. During this last flyby of the year, Titan's gravity field will be measured by Cassini's radio science instruments in search for a potential subsurface ocean. The closest approach to Titan occurs on Thursday, 28 December, at 10:05:22 UTC at an altitude of 1300 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 5.9 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 40.2° N and the encounter occurs on orbit number 36.
Published: 27 December 2006
2006 was another excellent year of scientific exploration and discovery within ESA. 2007 promises more of the same.
Published: 22 December 2006
The MARSIS instrument on board Mars Express has found evidence of ancient buried basins in the Martian northern lowlands. The discovery provides important constraints on the geological history of the Martian crust.
Published: 14 December 2006
Observations made during the recent flyby of Titan, on 25 October 2006, by the Cassini spacecraft, have revealed a massive mountain range on Saturn's largest moon.
Published: 13 December 2006
High-resolution observations from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed what was previously thought of as a single massive star to actually be a multiple system of massive stars.
Published: 12 December 2006
After 48 days Cassini returns to Titan for its twenty-second targeted encounter, Titan-21. The closest approach to Titan occurs on Tuesday, 12 December at 11:41:31 UT, at an altitude of 1000 km above the surface and at a speed of 5.9 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 43.9° N (over the uncharted area known only as 'Belet') and the encounter occurs on orbit number 35.
Published: 7 December 2006
A team of scientists led by Katariina Nykyri revealed in a recent publication the presence of magnetic reconnection within giant ~40 000 km sized plasma swirls, that allows solar wind material to penetrate the Earth's magnetopause.
Published: 6 December 2006
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