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Recently members of the PRODEX team visited the ZARM (Bremen) to participate in the inauguration of the only catapult drop tower in the world.
Published: 16 December 2004
The Tarantula Nebula is the largest known stellar nursery in the local Universe. Combining data from the Hubble Space Telescope and ESO's New Technology Telescope, a 23-year old amateur astronomer has created a detailed image of the nebula using the photoshop FITS liberator.
Published: 15 December 2004
Monday 13 December, Cassini-Huygens successfully performed the second targeted flyby of Saturn's moon Titan. The encounter brought the spacecraft to within 1200 kilometres from the moon's surface.
Published: 14 December 2004

A study based on the multipoint measurements of the Cluster spacecraft provides new details on the typical size of the spectacular transient high-speed plasma flows in the Earth's magnetotail.
Published: 13 December 2004
Two engineering positions have been created at GEPI/Observatoire de Paris for one year with a possibility of renewal for one or two years.
Published: 13 December 2004

A dedicated team of scientists has proven a new algorithm, that identifies sources by their x-ray line emission, to be successful and found three obscured active galaxy candidates.
Published: 10 December 2004
On 24 November 2004, in Prague, Ms. Petra Buzkova and Mr. Lars Fredén, Head of the International Relations Department of ESA, signed the Plan for European Cooperating State (PECS) Charter.
Published: 30 November 2004

A recent study based on Cluster data has provided new insights into an existing technique to determine the type of an interplanetary magnetic field discontinuity and sheds light on the solar wind dynamics.
Published: 25 November 2004

On 8 November 2004, more than 70 scientists from China, Europe, Russia and USA gathered to discuss the first results of the Double Star mission that provide new insights in the Earth's magnetosphere.
Published: 22 November 2004

Following approval from various committees the selected payload for the Mercury Planetary Orbiter has entered the final stages of the definition phase.

Published: 18 November 2004

Using the computational power and flexibility of the GaiaGrid, a simulation corresponding to five years of Gaia observations of 1000 astrometric binary stars has been successfully completed.
Published: 17 November 2004

After a journey lasting 412 days SMART-1 has entered into orbit around the Moon. For the next two months the orbit will be refined until science operations begin in mid-January 2005.

Published: 16 November 2004

Scientists working on INTEGRAL and XMM-Newton, ESA's two high-energy observatories, have published details of recent observations on the galactic centre and a supernova.

Published: 9 November 2004
The fourteenth ADASS conference was held 24-27 October in Pasadena California, bringing together developers and users with a range of expertise in the production and use of software and systems.
Published: 1 November 2004

The discovery of a probable companion star of supernova SN1572A supports the theory of Type Ia supernovae originating in a binary system.
Published: 28 October 2004

The European solar community has a wealth of data of different nature and origin from its successful solar missions. Tackling the problem of accessing this large distributed dataset is the goal of the European Grid of Solar Observations.
Published: 27 October 2004
On 26 October, Cassini-Huygens will make its first close encounter with Titan. The flyby will take the spacecraft to an altitude of only 1200 kilometres from the surface of Saturn's largest moon, allowing for the first in-situ observations of Titan's atmosphere.
Published: 25 October 2004
The first INTEGRAL Data Analysis Workshop was organized by the INTEGRAL Science Data Centre (ISDC) on 5-9 October 2004. The workshop brought together PhD students as well as experienced researchers all wanting to learn more about INTEGRAL and how best to analyse the data from ESA's gamma-ray observatory.
Published: 22 October 2004
A Greek program, ATHINOGAIA, which will support the participation of a Greek team in various Gaia working groups has been awarded a grant of 250,000 Euro from the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology.
Published: 21 October 2004
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