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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
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
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