NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory 23 Nov 2009, 17:00 UTC Spectacular death of a star in the constellation Taurus was observed on Earth as the supernova of 1054 A.D.
ASI Agenzia Spaziale Italiana 23 Nov 2009, 14:32 UTC The Italian Space Agency and the region of Basilicata have signed an agreement that makes investments of up to twenty-four million euros available for developing the 'Giuseppe Colombo' Space Geodesy Centre. The activities at the Matera site will be extended and integrated by the creation of a centre of excellence for interpreting satellite Earth observation data (CIDOT), a remote sensing system for territorial monitoring, a permanent centre for advanced training, and a science and space park.In this manner a 'space citadel' will be created in Matera, where research, training, public information, business and experimentation can coexist and combine, along with the involvement of the University of Basilicata, and support the development of manufacturing and businesses in technological development and environmental monitoring. "The Space Geodesy Centre represents a great legacy for Basilicata to enlarge and develop" explains Vito de Filippo, the president of the region of Basilicata. "Putting the agreements signed today into effect will undoubtedly have positive spin-offs since they will support the development of manufacturing and a network of companies in technological development and territorial monitoring. The region will also have the job of initiating advanced training courses and technological transfer which will also involve the University of Basilicata. ...
Arianespace Press Releases 22 Nov 2009, 10:42 UTC Arianespace was founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch services provider.
ESA Human Spaceflight and Exploration 22 Nov 2009, 06:35 UTC The Texus-46 sounding rocket was launched on Sunday 22 November at 12:30 CET from the Esrange space centre in Swedish Lapland for a flight up to an altitude of 250 km. The payload reached an apogee of 252 km and a microgravity time of 388 seconds.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 21 Nov 2009, 20:11 UTC NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sailed seamlessly through the Nov. 21 flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus and started transmitting uncalibrated temperature data and images of the rippling terrain.
ESO Top News 20 Nov 2009, 11:00 UTC ESO 44/09 - Photo Release:A new technique using near-infrared images, obtained with ESO.s 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope (NTT), allows astronomers to see through the opaque dust lanes of the giant cannibal galaxy Centaurus A, unveiling its "last meal" in unprecedented detail - a smaller spiral galaxy, currently twisted and warped. This amazing image also shows thousands of star clusters, strewn like glittering gems, churning inside Centaurus A.
Science and Technology Facilities Council News and Press Releases 20 Nov 2009, 00:11 UTC Particle beams will soon be circulating again in the world's most powerful particle accelerator, CERN's Large Hadron Collider.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 19 Nov 2009, 20:11 UTC When NASA's Cassini spacecraft began orbiting Saturn five years ago, a dozen highly-tuned science instruments set to work surveying, sniffing, analyzing and scrutinizing the Saturnian system.