ESO Top News 20 May 2009, 13:00 UTC ESO 19/09 - Science Release:Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have succeeded in measuring the size of giant galaxy Messier 87 and were surprised to find that its outer parts have been stripped away by still unknown effects. The galaxy also appears to be on a collision course with another giant galaxy in this very dynamic cluster.
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ESA prepares for the next generation of human spaceflight and exploration by recruiting a new class of European astronauts20 May 2009, 12:15 UTC ESA PR 12-2009. ESA today presented the six individuals who will become Europe's new astronauts. The new recruits will join the European Astronaut Corps and start their training to prepare for future missions to the International Space Station, and beyond.
ESA Top News 19 May 2009, 10:59 UTC Follow the press conference to present Europe's new astronauts live on the ESA website from 13:15 CEST (11:15 UT) tomorrow. Live coverage is also available via satellite. Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, and Simonetta Di Pippo, ESA Director of Human Spaceflight, will present the new astronauts at ESA Headquarters.
ESA Top News 19 May 2009, 09:55 UTC ESA PR 11-2009. The Soyuz rocket that will bring ESA astronaut Frank De Winne to the International Space Station for the OasISS mission is set to launch from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on 27 May at 12:34 CEST.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 18 May 2009, 20:24 UTC The Nearby Supernova Factory has discovered an efficient method for standardizing the intrinsic brightness and thus the distance to the cosmic milestones known as Type Ia supernovae. The discovery underlines the crucial importance of spectroscopy in the quest to understand dark energy.
ESA Top News 18 May 2009, 14:37 UTC The official departure ceremony of Node 3 took place at the site of ESA’s Node 3 prime contractor Thales Alenia Space in Turin, Italy, on 16 May. The final European-built permanent module for the International Space Station is now on the way to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US, prior to its launch early next year.
The University of Arizona Astronomy News 18 May 2009, 07:00 UTC The UA/Smithsonian telescope detects puny galaxies that contain perhaps as few as a thousand stars.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 18 May 2009, 07:00 UTC NASA's rover project team is using Spirit and other spacecraft at Mars to find a way for the rover to get dislodged from soft Martian ground.