Latest Cosmic Evolution Survey Stories
XMM-Newton, the most powerful X-ray observatory ever built and launched into space, marks its 10th anniversary on December 10th.
On 3 April, ESA astronomers will take part in â€˜Around the world in 80 telescopesâ€™, a unique live webcast which will be part of the â€˜100 Hours of Astronomyâ€™ cornerstone project for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.
By analyzing the COSMOS field, the largest field of galaxies ever observed with the Hubble space telescope, an international team of scientists led by researchers from the California Institute of Technology (United States) and researchers from the associated laboratories of the CNRS and the CEA , made the first three-dimensional map of dark matter in the Universe using gravitational lensing effects.
An international team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has created the first three-dimensional map of the large-scale distribution of dark matter in the universe.
A team of French and Italian astronomers have shown the strong influence the environment exerts on the way galaxies form and evolve.
Astronomers analyzing two of the deepest views of the cosmos made with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a gold mine of galaxies, more than 500 that existed less than a billion years after the Big Bang.
Now an innovative new approach analyses X-rays detected during the times that the satellite manoeuvres between targets - originally considered to be unusable periods - to reveal some 4,000 intensely brilliant X-ray stars and galaxies.
European funding has now been agreed to start designing the world's largest telescope.
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