- Did Intergalactic Pollution Create Life?
Warm gas escaping from the clutches of enormous black holes could be the key to a form of intergalactic 'pollution' that made life possible, according to new results from ESA. The gas that escapes contains elements heavier than hydrogen or heliu ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 20 2007 - 12:27pm
- First 3-D Images Of The Sun
NASA's Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) satellites have provided the first three-dimensional images of the sun. For the first time, scientists will be able to see structures in the sun's atmosphere in three dimensions. The new vi ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 10:46am
- Astronomers Find First Habitable Earth-like Planet
Astronomers have discovered the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date, an exoplanet with a radius only 50% larger than the Earth and capable of having liquid water. Using the ESO 3.6-m telescope, a team of Swiss, French and Portuguese sc ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2007 - 8:49pm
- Track ESA Spacecraft Online
Want to know if the International Space Station is over you right now? You can view the location of ESA's Earth-orbiting spacecraft and other ESA-related missions in real-time via a new tracking site. Credits: ESA ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2007 - 4:44pm
- Hubble Finds Multiple Stellar 'baby Booms' In A Globular Cluster
New observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have overturned conventional ideas about the early life of some massive globular clusters, showing that they can go through several periods of intense stellar formation rather than the previously acce ...
Article - News Staff - May 2 2007 - 10:45am
- Wally Schirra: RIP 2007
Astronaut Walter M. "Wally" Schirra Jr., one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts and the only man to fly on all three of NASA's early space missions, has died at the age of 84, a NASA official confirmed Thursday. Schirra, who commanded ...
Article - Cash Simpson - May 14 2007 - 2:26pm
- COROT's Exo-planet And Seismology On The Sun
COROT has provided its first image of a giant planet orbiting another star and the first bit of ‘seismic’ information on a far away, Sun-like star- with unexpected accuracy. The unanticipated level of accuracy of this raw data shows that COROT will be able ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 1:07pm
- Mercury Has Molten Core
Chefs have long used a simple trick to differentiate between a raw and hard-boiled egg. By spinning an egg and watching how it behaves when the spin is disrupted, it's easy to tell whether its interior is solid or liquid. Applying a similar test to th ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 2:14pm
- CHANDRA Sees Brightest Supernova Ever
The brightest stellar explosion ever recorded may be a long-sought new type of supernova, according to observations by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based optical telescopes. This discovery indicates that violent explosions of extremely ...
Article - News Staff - May 7 2007 - 2:10pm
- Wildfire Emissions Monitored From Space
Using data from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard ESA's environmental satellite Envisat, scientists have determined that the carbon monoxide hovering over Australia during the wildfire season largely originated from South American wildfires some 13 000 ...
Article - News Staff - May 8 2007 - 10:40am