ESO Top News 14 Oct 2009, 07:00 UTC ESO 38/09 - Photo Release:Today ESO announces the release of a stunning new image of one of our nearest galactic neighbours, Barnard's Galaxy, also known as NGC 6822. The galaxy contains regions of rich star formation and curious nebulae, such as the bubble clearly visible in the upper left of this remarkable vista. Astronomers classify NGC 6822 as an irregular dwarf galaxy because of its odd shape and relatively diminutive size by galactic standards. The strange shapes of these cosmic misfits help researchers understand how galaxies interact, evolve and occasionally "cannibalise" each other, leaving behind radiant, star-filled scraps.
Hubble Space Telescope News 13 Oct 2009, 08:00 UTC A recent NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image captures what appears to be one very bright and bizarre galaxy, but is actually the result of a pair of spiral galaxies that resemble our own Milky Way s...
ESA Top News 12 Oct 2009, 10:50 UTC The 60th International Astronautical Congress was officially opened today in Daejeon, South Korea. The Daejeon Convention Centre, under the aegis of the Korea Aerospace Research Institute and the International Astronautical Federation, is this week welcoming some 3000 space experts from more than 70 countries.
Arianespace Press Releases 12 Oct 2009, 00:00 UTC Arianespace has taken delivery of the sixth Ariane 5 for launch in 2009, keeping the company on track for a record year of launch activity with the heavy-lift workhorse. The vehicle's dual payload - SES WORLD SKIES' NSS-12 spacecraft and THOR 6 for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting - will now be installed under Arianespace responsibility in the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building.
HubbleSite NewsCenter -- Latest News Releases 9 Oct 2009, 22:00 UTC Get larger image formatsNASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made a series of observations immediately preceding and following the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Centaur rocket stage and shepherding spacecraft impacts at the lunar south pole, on October 9 at 7:31 and 7:35 a.m. EDT.
Keck Observatory 9 Oct 2009, 11:43 UTC KAMUELA, HI—On Oct. 9, astronomers at the W. M. Keck Observatory used the Keck II telescope search for water harbored in the Moon’s permanently shadowed craters. The observations were made as part of the Observatory’s participation in NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, mission. At 1:31 and 1:35 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time, two LCROSS impactors collided with the crater Cabeus on the South Pole of the Moon. Diane Wooden of the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. used Keck II with its Near Infrared…
German Aerospace Center (DLR) 9 Oct 2009, 09:03 UTC The High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) operated by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) on board the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter imaged Daedalia Planum, a sparsely cratered, untextured plain on the Red Planet, featuring solidified lava flows of varying ages.
NASA's Ames Research Center News and Features 8 Oct 2009, 04:00 UTC A live video stream of the LCROSS Centaur Separation will be available at 9:40 p.m. EDT (6:40 p.m. PDT), Oct. 8 at: http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/lcross-centaur-separation/
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 7 Oct 2009, 19:10 UTC Using updated information, NASA scientists have recalculated the path of a large asteroid.