ESA Space Science 9 Dec 2009, 09:17 UTC ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory is celebrating its 10th anniversary. During its decade of operation, this remarkable space observatory has supplied new data for every aspect of astronomy. From our cosmic backyard to the further reaches of the Universe, XMM-Newton has changed the way we think of space.
NASA's Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission 9 Dec 2009, 00:00 UTC A specialized camera on a telescope operated by U.K. astronomers from Liverpool has made the first measurement of magnetic fields in the afterglow of a gamma-ray burst (GRB). The result is reported in the Dec.10 issue of Nature magazine by the team of Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) astronomers who built and operate the telescope and its unique scientific camera, named RINGO.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 8 Dec 2009, 20:12 UTC NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter today has been taken out of the precautionary 'safe mode' it had been in since August.
Royal Astronomical Society 8 Dec 2009, 14:03 UTC Using the recently updated Hubble Space Telescope (HST) two teams of UK astronomers have identified galaxies which are likely to be the most distant yet seen. The UK teams, one led by Andrew Bunker and Stephen Wilkins at the University of Oxford and the other by Ross McLure and Jim Dunlop at the University of Edinburgh, share their results in forthcoming papers in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Image shows a portion of the Hubble Deep Field, with...
Hubble Space Telescope News 8 Dec 2009, 14:00 UTC The new Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken the deepest image yet of the Universe in near-infrared light. The faintest and reddest objects in the image are likely ...
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 7 Dec 2009, 20:12 UTC A series of diagnostic tests on Spirit's right-rear wheel on sols 2104 and 2105 (Dec. 3 and 4) investigated stalls that occurred on Sol 2099 (Nov. 28) and earlier.
ESO Top News 7 Dec 2009, 11:00 UTC ESO 48/09 - Science Release:An extensive study made with ESO's Very Large Telescope deepens a long-standing mystery in the study of stars similar to the Sun. Unusual year-long variations in the brightness of about one third of all Sun-like stars during the latter stages of their lives still remain unexplained. Over the past few decades, astronomers have offered many possible explanations, but the new, painstaking observations contradict them all and only deepen the mystery. The search for a suitable interpretation is on.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 4 Dec 2009, 20:12 UTC Launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is scheduled for Dec. 11.