ESO Top News 28 Apr 2009, 12:50 UTC ESO 17/09 - Science Release:ESO's Very Large Telescope has shown that a faint gamma-ray burst detected last Thursday is the signature of the explosion of the earliest, most distant known object in the Universe (a redshift of 8.2). The explosion apparently took place more than 13 billion years ago, only about 600 million years after the Big Bang.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 28 Apr 2009, 07:00 UTC NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Mission marks its sixth anniversary studying galaxies beyond our Milky Way through its sensitive ultraviolet telescope.
NASA Breaking News 28 Apr 2009, 04:00 UTC NASA's Swift satellite and an international team of astronomers have found a gamma-ray burst from a star that died when the universe was only 630 million years old, or less than five percent of its present age.
Gemini Observatory 27 Apr 2009, 22:03 UTC For Embargoed ReleaseEmbargo ends at 9:00 pm EDT, April 28, 2009 The fading infrared afterglow of GRB 090423 appears in the center of thisfalse-color image taken with the Gemini North Telescope in Hawaii. Theburst is the farthest cosmic explosion yet seen. Credit: Gemini Observatory/NSF/AURA, D. Fox and A.Cucchiara (Penn State Univ.) and E. Berger (Harvard Univ.)read more
ESA Top News 27 Apr 2009, 08:40 UTC Following confirmation from Eurockot Launch Services that they will launch ESA's SMOS mission on 9 September this year, the satellite has just been taken out of storage – providing an opportunity for the media to view the satellite before it is prepared for shipment to the launch site in Russia.
Planetary Society Press Wire 27 Apr 2009, 07:00 UTC Planetary Society Awards NEO Trackers
NASA Breaking News 27 Apr 2009, 04:00 UTC NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Sandra Magnus, who recently returned to Earth after several months living aboard the International Space Station, will be available for television interviews via satellite Thursday, April 30.