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Over the past five years, a series of discoveries by the multi-spacecraft Cluster mission have significantly enhanced our knowledge of how, where and under which conditions killer electrons are created in the Earth's magnetospheric environment. During intense magnetic storms (driven by enhanced solar activity) highly energetic electrons (the so-called killer electrons) are often responsible for permanently damaging satellites and pose a serious hazard to astronauts.
Published: 22 December 2005
2005 was another extraordinary year for the Science Programme from the deployment of Huygens probe in January to the launch of Venus Express in November.
Published: 20 December 2005
A team of astronomers led by Martin Barstow have obtained a detailed spectrum of the white dwarf star Sirius B using the HST's Imaging Spectrograph, allowing for a precise determination of the star's mass and gravitational redshift.
Published: 13 December 2005
Two postdoc positions are available at the Max Planck Institute forAstronomy, Heidelberg, to work on preparations for the Gaia dataprocessing.
Published: 8 December 2005
The Director of Science, David Soutwood, reports on the implications for the science programme following the ESA Council meeting held in Berlin on 5 and 6 December.
Published: 7 December 2005
ESA's Science Programme Committee has extended operations of the highly successful astronomical observatory XMM-Newton until 31 March 2010.
Published: 6 December 2005
ESA's Science Programme Committee has extended operations of the highly successful astronomical observatory INTEGRAL until 16 December 2010.
Published: 6 December 2005
Objectives and priorities for Europe in space are being discussed at a Ministerial meeting in Berlin on 5 and 6 December.
Published: 5 December 2005
The largest image ever taken with the WFPC2 camera on board the Hubble Space Telescope shows the Crab Nebula with incredible detail and captures the entire supernova remnant in a single view.
Published: 5 December 2005
On 2 December 1995 the joint ESA-NASA SOHO mission was launched. In the following 10 years SOHO has monitored the Sun almost continuously throughout the current solar cycle.
Published: 2 December 2005
SciTech pays tribute to Willem Wamsteker the man behind one of the longest missions in astronomy, IUE, who died recently.
Published: 28 November 2005
November of 2005 includes the final flyby of an amazing string of close icy satellite encounters. As September included the closest-ever encounters with Tethys and Hyperion, October contained the single targeted encounter at Dione. November brings the only targeted encounter at Rhea.
Published: 20 November 2005
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: 16 November 2005
This dramatic view of the star forming region around the star cluster NGC 346 was created from visible and infrared images with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys.
Published: 10 November 2005
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has spotted two possible new moons orbiting Pluto. If confirmed, the candidate moons could provide new insight into the nature and evolution of the Pluto system and the early Kuiper Belt.
Published: 1 November 2005

The Cassini spacecraft will make a flyby of Titan on 28 October. For the first time since the Huygens mission in January, Cassini will be able to take high resolution images of the landing site.

Published: 27 October 2005
The investigations of Venus Express following the detection of contamination in the fairing, have so far proven the spacecraft to be in good status.
Published: 27 October 2005
The GEPI laboratory at the Observatoire de Paris is offering an engineering position to work on Gaia-related topics.
Published: 26 October 2005
During the final preparations for the launch of the Venus Express spacecraft by a Soyuz-Fregat launcher, contamination was detected inside the launcher's fairing.
Published: 21 October 2005
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