XMM-Newton passes science milestone25 April 2017
XMM-Newton passes science milestone25 April 2017 The XMM-Newton observatory has crossed a major milestone, to date having accumulated 5,000 science papers in the refereed literature.
Titan flyby 22 April 201725 April 2017
Titan flyby 22 April 201725 April 2017 In the early hours of Saturday morning, the international Cassini–Huygens mission made its final close flyby of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, coming within 1000 km of the atmosphere-clad world.
Hubble celebrates 27 years with two close friends21 April 2017
Hubble celebrates 27 years with two close friends21 April 2017 This stunning cosmic pairing of the two very different looking spiral galaxies NGC 4302 and NGC 4298 was imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The image brilliantly captures their warm stellar glow and brown, mottled patterns of dust. As a pe...
Two million stars on the move21 April 2017
Two million stars on the move21 April 2017 The changing face of our Galaxy is revealed in a new video from ESA’s Gaia mission. The motion of two million stars is traced 5 million years into the future using data from the Tycho-Gaia Astrometric Solution, one of the products of the first Gaia da...
JWST lights out inspection18 April 2017
JWST lights out inspection18 April 2017 After completion of its vibration and acoustic testing in March, the James Webb Space Telescope – JWST – is shown here undergoing a detailed ‘lights out’ inspection in one of NASA’s cleanrooms at the Goddard Space Flight Center.
Stellar Easter egg10 April 2017
Stellar Easter egg10 April 2017 This may look like a brightly decorated Easter egg wrapping, but it actually represents how ESA’s Gaia satellite scanned the sky during its first 14 months of science operations, between July 2014 and September 2015.