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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
The strong stellar wind and intense ultraviolet radiation of a young hot star is blowing a bubble into the surrounding gas. The object, known as N44F, lies in our neighbouring dwarf galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Published: 13 August 2004
ESA's Cluster spacecraft has discovered vortices of ejected solar material high above the Earth. The superheated gases trapped in these structures are probably tunnelling their way into the Earth's magnetic 'bubble', the magnetosphere.
Published: 12 August 2004
gamma-ray burst detected by ESA's Integral gamma-ray observatory on 3 December 2003 has been thoroughly studied for months by an armada of space and ground-based observatories. Astronomers have now concluded that this event, called GRB 031203, is the closest cosmic gamma-ray burst on record, but also the faintest. This also suggests that an entire population of sub-energetic gamma-ray bursts has so far gone unnoticed.
Published: 6 August 2004
Following a competitive definition study, ESA has awarded EADS Astrium GmbH with the contract to build the Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) instrument on board the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
Published: 6 August 2004
At 07:05 UT (15:05 local time) 25 July 2004, the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA) successfully launched TC-2, the second of two scientific satellites known as Double Star.
Published: 26 July 2004
The Cassini-Huygens Scientists presented their latest results to a press briefing organised at COSPAR on Friday 23 July. These results were a preview of the papers that will be presented at the special Cassini-Huygens session on Saturday 24 July. The panel was composed of the following speakers:
Published: 23 July 2004
Testing of the Venus Express spacecraft is well on its way in Alenia, Torino. Most of the spacecraft units providing power, radio-frequency, attitude control and on board data handling functions have been mounted on the structure and tested.
Published: 12 July 2004
A new free software plug-in, released 8 June, makes a whole range of archival astronomical images and spectra in FITS format accessible to home astronomy enthusiasts.
Published: 8 July 2004
Herschel's primary mirror blank has been transported to Finland for a final polish prior to the application of the reflective aluminium layer early next year.
Published: 6 July 2004
The first set of raw images taken by the Cassini spacecraft were sent back to Earth showing detailed views of the Saturnian rings.
Published: 1 July 2004
Hubble has captured a subregion of the second largest star-forming region, N11, in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Published: 1 July 2004
The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft followed a perfect orbit injection sequence and was confirmed to be in orbit around Saturn this morning, 1 July, at 04:11 UT.
Published: 30 June 2004
SNR 12-2004Yesterday the European Space Agency (ESA) and EADS Astrium have signed the 80 million Euro contract to build the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft. Scheduled for launch in 2008, LISA Pathfinder will test in orbit a series of high-precision technologies essential for the future LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) project. This is a joint ESA/NASA mission which will try to detect gravitational waves, testing the fundamental theories of gravitation.
Published: 24 June 2004
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