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On 10 February, the ESA Science Programme Committee approved unanimously the extension of the Cluster mission, pushing back the end date from December 2005 to December 2009.
Published: 18 February 2005
The dancing light of the aurorae on Saturn behaves in ways different from how scientists have thought possible for the last 25 years. New research by a team of US and European planetary scientists led by John Clarke of Boston University, USA, has overturned theories about how Saturn's magnetic field behaves and how its aurorae are generated.
Published: 17 February 2005
The third close flyby of Titan occurred on Tuesday, 15 February 2005 at 6:58 UTC. At closest approach, Cassini passed within 1.6 Titan radii, at an altitude of 1577 km above the surface and at a speed of 6.1 kilometres per second.
Published: 16 February 2005

The SMART-1 mission has been extended for an extra year of lunar operations and will now end in August 2006. Among other opportunities, this extension will allow for an increased global coverage by the different dedicated science instruments.
Published: 15 February 2005
More than 100 participants from ISWT and collaborating teams attended a lively and productive workshop with many new exciting scientific results.
Published: 10 February 2005

Multipoint measurements from the Cluster spacecraft have revealed, for the first time, a direct observation of a three dimensional geometry for a hitherto unexplained type of magnetic reconnection.
Published: 4 February 2005

The Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of the star V838 Monocerotis, taken with the ACS instrument, shows the continuing changes in the appearance of surrounding dusty cloud structures.
Published: 3 February 2005
Published: 26 January 2005
Although not originally designed for this purpose, SOHO has become the most prolific discoverer of comets in the history of astronomy.
Published: 26 January 2005
The High-Mass X-ray Binary V 0332+53 (EXO 0331+530), currently undergoing a dramatic outburst, was a Target of Opportunity (TOO) for an INTEGRAL observation on 6-10 January 2005.
Published: 20 January 2005
The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, invites proposals from International Teams to conduct on its premises study activities in space science.
Published: 20 January 2005
Dear Colleagues,ESA hereby invites individuals or institutes in Member States,wishing to play a role in the Gaia data processing in the years 2006onwards, to submit a 'Letter of Intent' to ESA outlining theirpossible future involvement.
Published: 17 January 2005
Today, after its seven-year journey through the Solar System on board the Cassini spacecraft, ESA's Huygens probe has successfully descended through the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, and safely landed on its surface.
Published: 14 January 2005
Combining images from the ACS at optical and near-infrared wavelengths, Hubble has detected a young population of some 2500 stars in the nebula NGC 346. The stars are still forming from the gravitationally collapsing gas clouds.
Published: 13 January 2005

The Venus Express spacecraft is scheduled for launch in October this year. As that date approaches the spacecraft is undergoing the final stages of testing.

Published: 11 January 2005

Follow up observations by Hubble's NICMOS instrument support the existence of a candidate exoplanet around the brown dwarf star 2M1207.
Published: 11 January 2005
Scientists have observed three separate clumps of hot iron gas orbiting around a black hole at 30 000 kilometres per second, about a tenth of the speed of light.
Published: 10 January 2005

The Huygens Probe has successfully separated from the Cassini orbiter on 25 December at 02:00 UTC. In addition to this event several other missions provided news including new science results.
Published: 3 January 2005

On Christmas Day, 25 December 2004, the Huygens spacecraft will begin the final part of its journey to Titan. The SciTech webteam would like to draw your attention to this event and other events that are due to take place in 2005.
Published: 24 December 2004

This symposium is an invitation to the wider scientific community to present and discuss in depth the science topics which constitute the broad themes of ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme.
Published: 20 December 2004
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