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The long-term plan for ESA's science programme as of 2015 has been finalised and is available as ESA Brochure. The Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 plan stands to seek answers to fundamental scientific questions of the Universe and our place in it.
Published: 6 January 2006
After a nearly 2 month hiatus, Cassini returns to Titan for its ninth targeted encounter. The closest approach to Titan occurs on Monday, 26 December (DOY 360), at 18:59 UT at an altitude of 10 409 kilometres above the surface and at a speed of 5.6 kilometres per second. The latitude at closest approach is 0° (equator) and the encounter occurs on orbit number 19.
Published: 25 December 2005
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
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