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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

Using ESA's XMM-Newton observatory and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, scientists have discovered the most distant massive structure in the Universe.
Published: 2 March 2005
Scientists have pierced through a dusty stellar nursery to capture the earliest and most detailed view of a collapsing gas cloud turning into a star, analogous to a baby's first ultrasound.
Published: 1 March 2005
Around the time of the descent of the Huygens probe in Titan's atmosphere on 15 January 2005, ground based observations of Saturn's largest moon were made with the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile during the nights from 14-16 January.
Published: 1 March 2005

Scientists using XMM-Newton have observed a relativistic Fe line in the mean X-ray spectra of type-1 and type-2 active galactic nuclei.
Published: 23 February 2005

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
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