ESO Top News 11 Dec 2009, 10:30 UTC ESO 49/09 - Organisation Release:A new telescope - VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) - has just started work at ESO's Paranal Observatory and has made its first release of pictures. VISTA is a survey telescope working at infrared wavelengths and is the world's largest telescope dedicated to mapping the sky. Its large mirror, wide field of view and very sensitive detectors will reveal a completely new view of the southern sky. Spectacular new images of the Flame Nebula, the centre of our Milky Way galaxy and the Fornax Galaxy Cluster show that it is working extremely well.
German Aerospace Center (DLR) 11 Dec 2009, 10:10 UTC Ultimate precision is one of the most important prerequisites for successful space missions. The German Aerospace Center (DLR), in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt, has now provided an impressive example of the perfect shot of an unusual object in the Solar System. For the first time, the two tiny Martian moons Phobos and Deimos have been photographed together in a high-resolution image sequence.
ASTRON 11 Dec 2009, 09:25 UTC The European Commission concluded their final review of EXPReS (Express Production Real-time e-VLBI Service), hailing the project as "extraordinarily successful" and encouraging the team to "explore any opportunity for further development". Read more
ESA Top News 11 Dec 2009, 09:00 UTC Bring together a small group of highly motivated researchers, grant them full access to laboratory and production facilities, remove all administrative distractions, and let them work intensively for four to six months. That’s what ‘StarTiger’ is all about!
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 10 Dec 2009, 20:12 UTC The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) is now rescheduled for Dec. 14.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 10 Dec 2009, 20:12 UTC New views of Saturn's moon Iapetus accompany papers that detail how reddish dust swept up on the moon's orbit around Saturn.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 10 Dec 2009, 20:12 UTC Results of diagnostic tests on Spirit's right-rear wheel on Sol 2109 (Dec. 8, 2009) continue to indicate a troubled wheel, which may leave the rover with only four operable wheels.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 10 Dec 2009, 20:12 UTC Liftoff of a Delta II rocket and its NASA payload, the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), has been delayed 24 hours.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory 10 Dec 2009, 17:00 UTC This composite image of data from three different telescopes shows an ongoing collision between two galaxies, NGC 6872 and IC 4970.