ESA Top News 1 May 2009, 09:24 UTC On 11 May 2009, Space Shuttle Atlantis will launch with a crew of seven to visit the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and carry out the fifth and final servicing mission. The replacement and repair of several instruments will see Hubble equipped to continue its programme of discovery well into the next decade.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope 30 Apr 2009, 17:00 UTC Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has discovered streams of young stars flowing from their natal cocoons in distant galaxies.
Carnegie Institution for Science 30 Apr 2009, 13:26 UTC
HubbleSite NewsCenter -- Latest News Releases 30 Apr 2009, 13:00 UTC Get larger image formatsBursts of star making in a galaxy have been compared to a Fourth of July fireworks display: They occur at a fast and furious pace, lighting up a region for a short time before winking out. But these fleeting starbursts are only pieces of the story, astronomers say. An analysis of archival images of small, or dwarf, galaxies taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope suggests that starbursts, intense regions of star formation, sweep across the whole galaxy and last 100 times longer than astronomers thought. The longer duration may affect how dwarf galaxies change over time, and therefore may shed light on galaxy evolution.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 30 Apr 2009, 07:00 UTC NASA will 'break the ice' on a pair of new airborne radars that can help monitor climate change when a team of scientists embarks this week on a two-month expedition to the vast, frigid terrain of Greenland and Iceland.
NASA Breaking News 30 Apr 2009, 04:00 UTC A NASA spacecraft gliding over the surface of Mercury has revealed that the planet's atmosphere, the interaction of its surrounding magnetic field with the solar wind, and its geological past display greater levels of activity than scientists first suspected.
Arianespace Press Releases 30 Apr 2009, 00:00 UTC A photo report details the latest preparations for Soyuz' new operating base at the Spaceport in French Guiana. Now included in the launch site's ground infrastructure is the Soyuz transporter/erector, which will deliver assembled vehicles from their assembly building to the launch pad - where the payloads will be integrated.