Science Results

Science Results

A team of astronomers have used Hubble to study the aftermath of a collision between two asteroids over a period of several months
Published: 13 October 2010
Data from the SOHO and GOES spacecraft have enabled a team of European scientists to shed new light on the role of solar flares in the total output of radiation from the Sun. Their surprising conclusion: X-rays account for only about 1% of the total energy emitted by these explosive events.
Published: 12 October 2010
New density measurements, centred on the Northern Pole and obtained during the Venus Express Atmospheric Drag Experiment, show an unexpected inhomogeneous pattern in the atmosphere of our neighbouring planet.
Published: 7 October 2010
Planck has obtained its very first images of galaxy clusters, amongst the largest objects in the Universe, by means of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect, a characteristic signature they imprint on the Cosmic Microwave Background
Published: 15 September 2010
ESA's Herschel Space Observatory has detected water vapour in a location previously thought to be impossible - in the atmosphere of an ageing, red giant carbon star.
Published: 1 September 2010
Researchers at laboratories in Berlin and Rome are recreating the extreme temperatures and pressures that occur in the atmosphere and near the surface of Venus, to help better interpret the spectral data from observations of this hot planet
Published: 30 July 2010
Detailed studies of hydrated minerals found inside impact craters show that liquid water was widespread not only in the southern highlands, but also beneath the planet's northern plains, confirming that conditions favourable to life once existed all over Mars.
Published: 24 June 2010
A long-sought-after emission line of oxygen, carrying the imprint of strong gravitational fields, has been discovered in the XMM-Newton spectrum of an exotic binary system.
Published: 21 June 2010
Two Hubble observations taken ten years apart have revealed, for the first time ever, the tiny apparent motions of several hundred young stars within one of our Galaxy's most compact stellar clusters: the NGC 3603 Young Cluster.
Published: 2 June 2010
The discovery of two massive galaxy clusters, made possible thanks to a new, novel observing mode on XMM-Newton, opens a new window to study the Universe's largest bound structures ....
Published: 31 May 2010
Observations with XMM-Newton and Chandra have provided a robust detection of a vast reservoir of intergalactic gas about 400 million light years from Earth.
Published: 11 May 2010
A heavy runaway star is rushing away from a nearby stellar nursery at more than 400 000 kilometres per hour, a speed that would get you to the Moon and back in two hours.
Published: 11 May 2010
New images from ESA's Herschel space observatory reveal high-mass protostars around two ionised regions in our Galaxy. The detection of these rare stars in an early phase of evolution is key to understanding the mysterious formation of massive stars.
Published: 6 May 2010
The discovery of a previously unresolved population of galaxies in the GOODS fields and the first measurements of properties of galaxies in the almost unexplored far-infrared domain are among the first exciting scientific results achieved by Herschel's PACS and SPIRE instruments. These findings confirm the extraordinary capabilities of ESA's new infrared space observatory to investigate the formation and evolution of galaxies.
Published: 6 May 2010
Herschel's HIFI instrument was especially designed to follow the water trail in the Universe over a wide range of scales, from the Solar System out to extragalactic sources. Early results, presented this week at the Herschel First Results Symposium, demonstrate how HIFI uses water to probe the physical and chemical conditions in different regions of the cosmos.
Published: 6 May 2010
Emissivity measurements carried out with the VIRTIS instrument aboard the European Space Agency's Venus Express spacecraft indicate that Venus has been volcanically active in recent geological times. This is reported in the 8 April issue of Science Magazine.
Published: 8 April 2010
An extensive study of data from the Hubble COSMOS survey and from ground-based observations, has provided a unique 3-D map of dark matter distribution, plus confirmation of the Universe's accelerating expansion
Published: 25 March 2010
[11.03.2010] Interplanetary shocks can create 'killer electrons' in the near-Earth space environment within 15 minutes of the shock reaching the Earth's protective magnetic bubble. Cluster has helped to uncover how.
Published: 11 March 2010
This detailed spectrum of the Orion Nebula obtained with the HIFI instrument onboard Herschel demonstrates the gold mine of information that Herschel-HIFI will provide on how organic molecules form in space
Published: 4 March 2010
New measurements of ozone in the atmosphere of Mars are being obtained in a coordinated observation campaign with Mars Express and a Hawaiian-based telescope
Published: 16 February 2010
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