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Published: 12 May 2005
LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) is a collaborative ESA/NASA mission to detect and observe gravitational waves with a launch currently foreseen in the timeframe of 2012/2013. LISA will interferometrically measure the changes in distance between free-falling proof masses that are due to gravitational waves.
Published: 11 May 2005
Thanks to a manoeuvre performed on 10 May 2005 at 19:20 UT, ESA flight controllers have successfully completed the deployment of the first boom of the MARSIS radar on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft.
Published: 11 May 2005
An update on ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 was presented to the Science Programme Committee showing current status, envisaged programme structure and timeline for potential implementation.
Published: 10 May 2005
Published: 29 April 2005

New results from simulations based on Cluster data are providing insight in the processes that transfer solar wind plasma into the Earth's magnetotail when the Interplanetary Magnetic Field is strongly northward oriented.
Published: 28 April 2005
Listed below are a number of papers relating to Technology Reference Studies made for SCI-AP. Each paper can be individually downloaded, as a PDF, or the entire collection can be downloaded in one single document.
Published: 25 April 2005

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, two of the most detailed pictures ever taken with the ACS camera were revealed today.
Published: 25 April 2005
Phase variation in the X-ray emissions from three pulsars has been examined using the EPIC instrument on XMM-Newton. In a paper published this week in the Astrophysical Journal scientists reveal that analysis of spectra over the pulsar rotation period has enabled them to track hot spots on the surface of the neutron star.
Published: 22 April 2005

Based on observations by the ESA/NASA SOHO mission a Chinese-German team of scientists have identified the magnetic structures in the solar corona where the fast solar wind originates.
Published: 22 April 2005
As part of a new research group at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg, a postdoc position is available to work with Coryn Bailer-Jones on Gaia and SDSS/SEGUE. SEGUE is the recently approved extension of the SDSS project to the Galactic plane. The position is concerned with the development and application of astrophysical parameter estimation methods for both Gaia and SEGUE.
Published: 21 April 2005

The 39th ESLAB Symposium opened with a summary, by Giovanni Bignami (Chairman of ESA Space Science Advisory Committee), on the current status of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 long-term plan.
Published: 20 April 2005

Imaging of the Moon's polar regions by the AMIE camera onboard SMART-1 is helping in the search for points on the Moon's surface where the Sun never sets.
Published: 14 April 2005
Titan-5 is Cassini's fifth close flyby, and sixth targeted flyby of Titan. The flyby occurs on Saturday 16 April at 19:12 UT. The closest approach will be at an altitude of 1025 km above the surface at a speed of 6.1 kms-1. Titan has a diameter of 5150 km, so the spacecraft passes within 1.4 Titan radii. The Titan-5 flyby is also the first near-polar pass - the orbiter reaches a latitude of 74 deg at closest approach.
Published: 14 April 2005
Gaia in 2004, a status report prepared by the Gaia Project Scientist, summarises the status of the Gaia project at the end of 2004, describes the progress achieved in 2004 with emphasis on the scientific activities, and summarises the major ongoing and planned activities.
Published: 31 March 2005

On 31 March 2005 at 20:05 UT, Cassini performs its fifth targeted encounter with Saturn's largest moon. At closest approach the spacecraft's altitude above Titan's surface will be just over 2400 kilometres.
Published: 30 March 2005
Report on the status of the Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Programme by the Director of Science at the EGU 2005 Assembly.
Published: 22 March 2005
Measurements by the SWAN instrument onboard SOHO, have shown that the heliosphere, the solar wind filled volume which prevents the solar system from getting embedded in the local (ambient) interstellar medium is not axi-symmetrical, but is distorted, very likely under the effect of the local galactic magnetic field.
Published: 14 March 2005
Scientists using XMM-Newton have discovered an x-ray glow on Jupiter due to x-rays from the Sun being reflected back off the planet's atmosphere.
Published: 7 March 2005
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