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At 05h42m21.759s UT, 3 September, a small flash illuminated the surface of the Moon as the European Space Agency's SMART-1 spacecraft impacted onto the lunar soil in Lacus Excellentiae.
Published: 3 September 2006
The SMART-1 mission has ended with a controlled impact with the lunar surface. Last signal from the spacecraft was observed at 05:42.22 UT. Approximate impact coordinates are 34.4 S, 46.2 W on the edge of Lacus Excellentiae.
Published: 3 September 2006
Revised impact predictions have been generated based on the SMART-1 orbit determination from 1 September 2006.
Published: 1 September 2006
Dear Colleague,I am pleased to invite you to respond to the "Announcement of Opportunity" to submit proposals for observations to be performed with Suzaku.
Published: 1 September 2006
This mosaic of images, obtained by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA's SMART-1 spacecraft, shows the lunar impact site for the mission.
Published: 31 August 2006
With the Sun's activity currently at a minimum, SOHO may have observed the first sign of the new solar cycle in the form of an active region with reversed magnetic polarity.
Published: 30 August 2006
Two sets of high resolution Hubble data obtained with a 9 month interval, reveal the rapid expansion of the young nearby supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.
Published: 30 August 2006
A recent article by Cao et al. reports new insights obtained from a study of Cluster multi-spacecraft observations, into the important role played by bursty bulk flows in the inner central plasma sheet during magnetic substorms.
Published: 24 August 2006
With the Moon now in its last crescent phase, visible after midnight and before sunset, the next nights offer the last chance to take ground-based pictures of the SMART-1 impact site in sunlight.
Published: 18 August 2006
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered what astronomers are reporting as the dimmest stars ever seen in any globular star cluster.
Published: 17 August 2006
If you are a professional or amateur astronomer and want to contribute to the final phase of the SMART-1 mission, join ESA on the impact ground observation campaign.
Published: 16 August 2006
A team of astronomers, led by Dimitrios Gouliermis, is studying new data from a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud obtained with Hubble, that reveals the large number of newly formed low-mass stars in the region.
Published: 15 August 2006
Details on the teacher workshop at the European Planetary Science Congress 2006 which was held in Berlin and on the associated online resources.
Published: 9 August 2006
The Astrolab Mission marks the first time that a European scientific programme has been assembled for a long-duration mission. The programme comes predominantly from scientific institutions across Europe, and includes experiments in human physiology, biology, physics and radiation dosimetry.
Published: 9 August 2006
The Science Programme is currently undergoing an external management review which is expected to be completed in the first half of 2007. The review is expected to have a major impact on the Science Programme of ESA over the next ten or more years.
Published: 7 August 2006
An overview of the SMART-1 mission from launch to lunar impact is presented in a new set of dedicated pages, providing details on the spacecraft's orbit and the performance of the electric propulsion system.
Published: 4 August 2006
The unique data obtained by the six Huygens experiments during the probe's descent to Titan's surface are now publicly available through the ESA planetary Science Archive (PSA), as well as the NASA Planetary Data System (PDS).
Published: 2 August 2006
The 2XMMp catalogue has recently been released and is the largest catalogue of astronomical X-ray sources ever produced, covering 285 square degrees on the sky and containing over 123 000 unique X-ray sources.
Published: 28 July 2006
Results from two recent flybys of Titan, by the Cassini spacecraft, have added to the evidence suggesting that hydrocarbon lakes exist on its surface.
Published: 25 July 2006
Only 20 days after Titan-15, Cassini returns to Titan for its seventeenth targeted encounter, Titan-16. The closest approach to Titan occurs on Saturday, 22 July, at 00:25 UT at an altitude of 950 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 5.8 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 85° (near polar) and the encounter occurs on orbit number 26.
Published: 19 July 2006
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