Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:00:00 UT
Giant 'chimneys' vent x-rays from Milky Way's core
By surveying the centre of our Galaxy, ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered two colossal 'chimneys' funneling material from the vicinity of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole into two huge cosmic bubbles.
CHEOPS Announcement of Opportunity (AO-1)
Proposals are solicited in response to the first Announcement of Opportunity - AO-1 - for observing time in the CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme. This AO covers the period February 2020 to January 2021.
Hubble & Gaia accurately weigh the Milky Way [heic1905]
In a striking example of multi-mission astronomy, measurements from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the ESA Gaia mission have been combined to improve the estimate of the mass of our home galaxy the Milky Way: 1.5 trillion solar masses.
ESA gives go-ahead for SMILE mission with China
The Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer, SMILE, has been given the green light for implementation by ESA's Science Programme Committee. The announcement clears the way for full development of this new mission to explore the Sun-Earth connection, which will be conducted in collaboration with China.
Cluster helps solve mysteries of geomagnetic storms
In a powerful example of combining multi-mission satellite data with computer simulations, scientists have used ESA's Cluster mission to reveal details about how electrons interact with waves in Earth's magnetic environment. This research helps explain the behaviour of particles during geomagnetic storms and has significant implications for our understanding of space weather, which is in turn necessary to help protect space technology from the potentially harmful effects of energetic particles generated during such storms.
Call for White Papers in the Voyage 2050 long-term plan in the ESA Science Programme
The next planning cycle in ESA's Science Programme, Voyage 2050, is now underway. Ideas are solicited from the scientific community for the science themes that should be covered during the Voyage 2050 planning cycle, which covers the time period 2035-2050. Deadline for receipt of White Papers: 5 August 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST.
Call for Membership of Topical Teams in the Voyage 2050 long-term plan in the ESA Science Programme
The next planning cycle in ESA's Science Programme, Voyage 2050, is now underway. Scientists interested in participating in the peer review process of the Voyage 2050 planning cycle are invited to respond to the Call for Membership of the Topical Teams. Deadline for receipt of applications: 6 May 2019, 12:00 (noon) CEST.
First evidence of planet-wide groundwater system on Mars
Mars Express has revealed the first geological evidence of a system of ancient interconnected lakes that once lay deep beneath the Red Planet's surface, five of which may contain minerals crucial to life.
3rd Announcement of Opportunity for the Cluster Guest Investigator and Early Career Scientist Programme
This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) solicits proposals for participation in the Cluster Guest Investigator and Early Career Scientist programme.
INTEGRAL Announcement of Opportunity (AO-17)
Proposals are solicited for observations with INTEGRAL in response to the Seventeenth Announcement of Opportunity, AO-17, issued 25 February 2019. This AO covers the period January 2020 to December 2020.
Call for a Fast (F) mission opportunity in ESA's Science Programme
The ESA Director of Science solicits proposals from the scientific community in ESA Member States for a Fast (F) mission to be launched in the 2026-2028 timeframe.