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A milestone was reached Monday 20 November, with the successful integration of the focal plane units of the two Planck instruments HFI and LFI into a single assembly at Alcatel Alenia Space in France.
Published: 22 November 2006
On 17 November, the joint ESA-NASA Ulysses mission reached another important milestone with the start of the third passage over the Sun's south pole.
Published: 17 November 2006
The Second Workshop devoted to ESA's Solar Orbiter Mission was held at the Divani Palace Acropolis in Athens, Greece, on 16-20 October 2006. The meeting was an unqualified success, both from a scientific point of view, and - perhaps even more importantly - from a programmatic one.
Published: 17 November 2006
More than 80 scientists from Europe and the US gathered in Oxnard, California, at the beginning of November to pore over the latest results from the Heliospheric Network, the international fleet of spacecraft studying the Sun and heliosphere, and to discuss its future.
Published: 15 November 2006
The instruments on board the Cassini spacecraft have observed an enormous storm raging in the atmosphere above Saturn's south pole. This type and scale of storm has never before been seen on another planet.
Published: 14 November 2006
Recent studies of data obtained by ESA's four Cluster spacecraft and the NASA IMAGE mission, have proven the Earth's outer plasmasphere to be very complex and highly dynamic in nature on both small and large scales.
Published: 13 November 2006
Folowing the SPC meeting on 7-8 November, a tentative schedule for the issuing of the Call for Proposals for "Cosmic Vision 2015-2025" has been set up.
Published: 10 November 2006
On 8 November 2006, ESA's Science Programme Committee has approved a 9 months extension of ESA involvement in the Double Star Programme (DSP) operations from 1 January 2007 to 30 September 2007.
Published: 9 November 2006
After more than a decade of fascinating discoveries, The Hubble Space Telescope will soon be given the new beginning that it deserves. On Tuesday, 31 October 2006, NASA has decided to approve a Space Shuttle mission to repair and upgrade the observatory, despite new Shuttle safety rules formulated after the Columbia disaster that would normally rule out such a rescue mission.
Published: 2 November 2006
The polar caps on Mars consist chiefly of CO2 and exhibit seasonal variations in their coverage. Observations by the OMEGA instrument are challenging current theories on the nature of one particular region of the southern polar cap known as the cryptic region.
Published: 27 October 2006
Hubble has returned to the intriguing V838 Monocerotis many times since its initial outburst in 2002 to follow the evolution of its light echo. Two new images provide the most astonishing views of V838 to date.
Published: 26 October 2006
A dedicated study based on Hubble data of the proper motions of stars in one of our Galaxy's densest globular cluster - 47 Tucanae - has provided the best evidence yet, of the process of stellar sorting by mass inside a globular cluster.
Published: 25 October 2006
Only 16 days after Titan-19, Cassini returns to Titan for its twenty-first targeted encounter. The closest approach to Titan occurs on Wednesday, 25 October 2006, at 15:58:07 UT at an altitude of 1030 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 5.99 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 7.5° and the encounter occurs on orbit number 31.
Published: 24 October 2006
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Published: 23 October 2006
Hubble's new sharpest view of the Antennae galaxies reveals the merger induced star formation in great detail and provides the required resolution to determine the fate of the young super star clusters in this merger galaxy
Published: 17 October 2006
The processing of Gaia's extensive data harvest will be a formidable and complex task, for which ESA must rely on the scientific community.
Published: 16 October 2006
New deep Hubble-ACS observations of a distant protocluster of galaxies reveals in sharp detail the infall of satellite galaxies toward the central powerful radio galaxy, a forming massive cD galaxy.
Published: 12 October 2006
The ESA director of science David Southwood invites proposers from all over the world to participate in this Announcement of Opportunity for Key Programmes of the AO-5 Cycle of Observations with INTEGRAL.
Published: 10 October 2006
By combining numerous Hubble observations taken over a 3-year period with ground based observations, a team of astronomers led by G. Fritz Benedict and Barbara E. McArthur has deduced the inclination of the nearest exoplanet's orbit around its parent star Epsilon Eridani and found it to be aligned with the star's debris disk.
Published: 10 October 2006
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