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The Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 onboard the Hubble Space Telescope, has revealed startling new details of HD 44179, commonly called the "Red Rectangle". It is one of the most unusual nebulae known in our Galaxy.
Published: 11 May 2004
The MARSIS team has advised ESA to delay the deployment of the MARSIS radar instrument on board Mars Express, scheduled for this week.
Published: 29 April 2004
A new image of the Bug Nebula, NGC 6302 taken with the Hubble space telescope reveals fresh detail in the bright and extreme planetary nebula.
Published: 28 April 2004
Cluster's unique capability for multipoint measurements has provided new insights into the thickness of the Earth's bow shock with broad relevance to collisionless shocks in astrophysics.
Published: 5 April 2004
An invitation to all members of the European science community to assist in developing the long term Cosmic Vision programme.
Published: 2 April 2004
The first phase of the RVS instrument design has come to an end with the final presentation of the work performed to date by the RVS Consortium.
Published: 31 March 2004
AnnouncementThe International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland, invites proposals from International Teams to conduct on its premises research activities in space science (solar system science, including geo and planetary science, climate and space weather, astrophysics, including astrobiology, and cosmology), based on the analysis and evaluation of existing data from several spacecraft and eventual integration with ground observations and theoretical models.
Published: 30 March 2004
The Planck telescope qualification model has undergone cryogenic/vacuum testing to validate the thermoelastic model used in its design.
Published: 18 March 2004
The ESA Directorate of Science has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for membership of the Instrument Science Team (IST) of NIRSpec.
Published: 18 March 2004
About 40 Cluster scientists gathered recently for a workshop investigating phenonmena associated with the Earth's magnetotail.
Published: 15 March 2004
Asteroids 21 Lutetua and 2867 Steins are named as targets for the Rosetta spacecraft.
Published: 11 March 2004
David Southwood outlines issues relating to Cosmic Vision 2025
Published: 10 March 2004
Astronomers have unveiled the deepest ever portrait of the visible Universe. Called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF), the million-second-long exposure reveals the first galaxies to emerge from the time when the first stars reheated the cold, dark Universe.
Published: 9 March 2004
Published: 5 March 2004
In follow-up observations of the dust shell surrounding the unusual nova-like star V838 Monocerotis, the ACS instrument on board Hubble has revealed previously unseen detailed structures in the illuminated shroud.
Published: 4 March 2004
The European Space Agency (ESA) solicits proposals of scientific investigations for the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) of the BepiColombo mission. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is open to scientists from the Member States of ESA, Japan and other communities with which reciprocity or specific agreements exist.
Published: 27 February 2004
Gaia in 2003, a status report prepared by the Gaia Project Scientist, summarises the status of the Gaia project at the end of 2003, describes the progress achieved in 2003, and summarises the major ongoing and planned activities.
Published: 24 February 2004

Towards the end of last year a key milestone was reached for the Herschel mission - the completion of the silicon carbide primary mirror blank.

Published: 18 February 2004
A statement from the 106th meeting of the Science Programme Committee (SPC).
Published: 17 February 2004
A team of astronomers from around the world has found the most distant known galaxy in the universe. The galaxy, observed through the technique of graviational lensing is 13 billion light-years away.
Published: 15 February 2004
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