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Nereidum Montes helps unlock Mars’ glacial past

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Nereidum Montes helps unlock Mars’ glacial past On 6 June, the high-resolution stereo camera on ESA’s Mars Express revisited the Argyre basin as featured in our October release, but this time aiming at Nereidum Montes, some 380 km northeast of Hooke crater....

After-effects of Saturn’s super storm shine on

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After-effects of Saturn’s super storm shine on The heat-seeking capabilities of the international Cassini spacecraft and two ground-based telescopes have provided the first look at the aftermath of Saturn’s ‘Great Springtime Storm’. Concealed from the naked eye, a giant oval vortex is persisting long after the visible effects of the storm subsided....

Earth’s magnetosphere behaves like a sieve

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Earth’s magnetosphere behaves like a sieve ESA’s quartet of satellites studying Earth’s magnetosphere, Cluster, has discovered that our protective magnetic bubble lets the solar wind in under a wider range of conditions than previously believed....

Competition winners attend Integral anniversary event

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Competition winners attend Integral anniversary event The winners of ESA’s ‘Explore the high-energy Universe’ competition attended the Integral workshop in Paris last Wednesday to present their winning entries to the science community....

ESA Science Programme’s new small satellite will study super-Earths

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ESA Science Programme’s new small satellite will study super-Earths PR 35 2012 - Studying planets around other stars will be the focus of the new small Science Programme mission, Cheops, ESA announced today. Its launch is expected in 2017....

Radioactive decay of titanium powers supernova remnant

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Radioactive decay of titanium powers supernova remnant The first direct detection of radioactive titanium associated with supernova remnant 1987A has been made by ESA’s Integral space observatory. The radioactive decay has likely been powering the glowing remnant around the exploded star for the last 20 years....

Integral: a decade revealing the high-energy sky

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Integral: a decade revealing the high-energy sky ESA’s Integral, the most sensitive gamma-ray observatory ever launched, today celebrates ten years of observations. From rare breeds of stars to the feeding habits of black holes, the mission has been uncovering the secrets of the most energetic phenomena in the Universe....

X-raying stellar winds in a high-speed collision

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X-raying stellar winds in a high-speed collision Two massive stars racing in orbit around each other have had their colliding stellar winds X-rayed for the first time, thanks to the combined efforts of ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s Swift space telescopes....

Bouncing on Titan

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Bouncing on Titan ESA’s Huygens probe bounced, slid and wobbled its way to rest in the 10 seconds after touching down on Saturn’s moon, Titan, in January 2005, a new analysis reveals. The findings provide novel insight into the nature of the moon’s surface....