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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
The ESA Science and Technology website has a new area dedicated to providing educational support to the professional, formal, informal and home-schooling educator. The pages offer something for everyone from Early Years programmes to Special Needs and Life Long Learning.
Published: 21 October 2004

Using data from ESA's Hipparcos satellite, a team of European astronomers has discovered several groups of 'rebel' stars in the vicinity of our Sun, that move in peculiar directions caused by our galaxy's spiral arms.
Published: 20 October 2004
21 - 25 February 2005European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Published: 19 October 2004
In the United Kingdom two posts have been created, for a period of three years, to start developing the data processing pipeline software for the photometric and radial velocity data from Gaia.
Published: 18 October 2004

Between 4-7 October a symposium on the scientific aspects of the Gaia mission was held at the Observatoire de Paris. The meeting covered the current status of the Gaia mission and reviewed recent working group studies.
Published: 13 October 2004
During the 8th Cluster joint ESA-NASA workshop, several key topics were discussed in four working groups, covering the important physical processes in the Earth's magnetosphere and the plasma environment of near Earth space.
Published: 5 October 2004
The Venus Express spacecraft has been undergoing extensive testing over the summer at the Alenia facility in Torino. The spacecraft is now ready for shipment to Toulouse to undergo environmental tests.
Published: 5 October 2004
Recent analyses of ESA's Mars Express data reveal that concentrations of water vapour and methane in the atmosphere of Mars significantly overlap. This result, from data obtained by the Planetary Fourier Spectrometer (PFS), gives a boost to understanding of geological and atmospheric processes on Mars, and provides important new hints to evaluate the hypothesis of present life on the Red Planet.
Published: 20 September 2004
A team of European and American scientists has produced a series of results on the flow of interstellar helium atoms within the solar system. This flow is created by the Sun's motion inside the Local Interstellar Cloud of gas and dust.
Published: 20 September 2004
A multipoint analysis of Cluster data allows, for the first time, to locate the source of NTC radiation, triggering the need for more detailed generation and propagation models to explain new findings.
Published: 17 September 2004
An invitation is made to researchers to submit proposals to the 3rd Announcement of Opportunity for the INTEGRAL satellite.
Published: 13 September 2004
A new study of a large number of planetary nebulae has revealed that rings, such as those seen here around the Cat's Eye Nebula, are much more common than thought so far and have been found in at least one third of all planetary nebulae.
Published: 9 September 2004
Recognising the challenge posed by the Gaia data analysis, the Netherlands organisation for scientific research (NWO) has awarded a grant of 364,000 Euro in support of preparations for Gaia photometric data analysis.
Published: 19 August 2004
With eyes sharper than any that have peered at Saturn before, the Cassini spacecraft has uncovered two moons, which may be the smallest bodies so far seen around the ringed planet.
Published: 17 August 2004
We are happy to announce that the first data from the Double Star missionare accessible on line.The Double Star Science Data System (DSDS) is an integral part of theDouble Star Mission to the Earth's magnetosphere.
Published: 13 August 2004
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