ESA Science & Technology - News Archive
An international team of astronomers using the world's biggest telescopes have directly measured the mass of an ultra-cool brown dwarf star and its companion dwarf star for the first time.
Published: 15 June 2004
Published: 14 June 2004
Using data from the Hipparcos and Tycho-2 catalogues, both generated from data acquired by the ESA Hipparcos mission, the Hayden Planetarium has developed a high precision model of our galaxy.
Published: 28 May 2004
Published: 14 May 2004
On 18 April 2002, three cusps were consecutively observed by Cluster over the northern hemisphere. A detailed study reveals that this triple cusp was a temporal sequence rather than a spatial effect.
Published: 13 May 2004
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
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
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
Published: 11 March 2004
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
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