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Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:00 UT

Hubble shows the local Universe in ultraviolet [heic1810]
Using the unparalleled sharpness and ultraviolet observational capabilities of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has created the most comprehensive high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the local Universe. The catalogue contains about 8000 clusters and 39 million hot blue stars.

A space ant fires its lasers
A rare phenomenon connected to the death of a star has been discovered in observations made by ESA's Herschel space observatory: an unusual laser emission from the spectacular Ant Nebula, which suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at its heart.

Call for media: Meet Europe's exoplanet satellite CHEOPS
Please note this event has been postponed until October.Revised details will be provided nearer the time.Media are invited to join experts of the Characterising Exoplanets Satellite, CHEOPS, at Airbus Defence and Space in Madrid, Spain, for a unique opportunity to visit the spacecraft in the clean room on 22 May.

BepiColombo arrives at Europe's Spaceport
The spacecraft of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury have arrived safely at Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, marking the start of six months of preparation to ready the craft for launch.

ESA Planck team awarded prestigious prize


ESA selects three new mission concepts for study
A high-energy survey of the early Universe, an infrared observatory to study the formation of stars, planets and galaxies, and a Venus orbiter are to be considered for ESA's fifth medium class mission in its Cosmic Vision science programme, with a planned launch date in 2032.

Call for proposals for an ESA-ESO workshop in 2019


Announcement of Opportunity for Community Scientists in the PLATO mission
The purpose of this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is to solicit proposals for Community Scientists in the PLATO mission. This AO is open to scientists affiliated with institutes located in ESA Member States. Scientists involved in the PLATO Mission Consortium management (programmatic, scientific, or technical) or who are responsible for hardware or software development and procurement activities are not eligible to apply.

Günther Hasinger appointed as ESA Director of Science


ESA identifies new science ideas for future space missions
Last year, ESA called on the scientific community to propose new and innovative science ideas that could be relevant for future space missions within the Science Programme. From the proposals that were received three key areas of interest have been selected for further investigation.






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