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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
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
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