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2009-01-28 17:02:03

The quick turn-around time of the INTEGRAL operation teams has enabled rare high-energy observations of a magnetar. The observations, which were performed as a Target of Opportunity, followed indications late last week that this magnetar, the Anomalous X-ray Pulsar, 1E 1547.0-5408, had entered outburst mode. 1E1547.0-5408 is one of only 9 confirmed Anomalous X-ray Pulsars (AXP) - isolated, young neutron stars with unusually strong magnetic fields (1014G -1015G). Together with Soft Gamma...

2009-01-14 06:50:00

LANHAM, Md., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integral Systems (Nasdaq: ISYS), today announced that it will be presenting at the Cowen and Company 30th Annual Aerospace/Defense Conference, held on Wednesday, February 4, 2009. The conference will be held at The InterContinental The Barclay, New York. John Higginbotham, CEO and William Bambarger, Chief Financial Officer will present an overview of Integral Systems and its financial performance, growth strategy and satellite technology market...

2008-12-09 15:03:00

Latest Version of Connect! Allows Students to Apply to Over 1,000 Colleges BOSTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectEDU, Inc., (www.connectedu.net) the Web-based leader in connecting students with colleges and employers through the nation's largest college and career planning network, has partnered with industry leader CollegeZapps to bring students in the ConnectEDU National Network(TM) a prolific, online application tool. With this partnership, students in the network will now have the...

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2008-11-17 12:32:21

Massive energy releases occur every day in the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere. Lightning may give rise to these bursts of radiation. However, unlike the well-known flashes of light and peals of thunder familiar to Earth-dwellers, these energy releases are channeled upward and can be detected only from space. Our atmosphere protects us from the effects of this radiation, but the mechanisms at work can impact Earth's upper atmosphere and its space environment. A new nano satellite mission,...

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2008-11-14 08:40:17

X-ray and gamma-ray data from ESA's XMM-Newton and Integral orbiting observatories has been used to test, for the first time, the physical processes that make magnetars, an atypical class of neutron stars, shine in X-rays. Neutron stars are remnants of massive stars (10-50 times as massive as our Sun) that have collapsed on to themselves under their own weight. Made almost entirely of neutrons (subatomic particles with no electric charge), these stellar corpses concentrate more than the mass...

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2008-11-07 10:05:00

The scientific community is celebrating 7 years of high resolution hyperspectral satellite imagery from the highly successful CHRIS multi-spectral payload imager. The instrument has been so successful that an advanced variant is under development, offering new functionality for Earth observation missions in a wide range of applications in resource monitoring and mapping, environmental science and security. CHRIS (Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer) was developed by SSTL's Optical...

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2008-11-02 10:10:00

Thanks to ESA and UK technology transfer support, a British company has developed a device based on the gamma-ray detection equipment used in ESA's Integral astronomy satellite to detect and identify the radioactive material mixed with conventional explosives in "Ëœdirty bombs'. ESA has supported the development of technology for gamma-ray astronomy for more than 40 years. Integral, ESA's International Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory launched in 2002, is now detecting some of the...

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2008-10-13 08:55:00

Gamma-ray bursts, powerful glares of high-energy that wash through the Universe once every day or so are, for a brief time, the brightest objects in the gamma-ray sky. ESA's Integral gamma-ray observatory has observed several low-luminosity gamma-ray bursts, confirming the existence of an entire population of weaker bursts hardly noticed so far. When it comes to detecting gamma-ray bursts (or GRBs), Integral is equipped with the most sensitive detector ever launched into space "“ the...

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2008-03-11 11:25:00

One of the experiments housed on the European Columbus laboratory's external platform is an automated eye in the sky known as the Earth Viewing Camera (EVC). Now, after several weeks of troubleshooting by the EVC team in the Netherlands, the first pictures from the orbiting camera have arrived safely back on Earth.The initial image, showing a dimly illuminated cloud-covered region was successfully downloaded on 6 March. A second picture "“ the first to be produced on command from the...

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2008-01-09 14:37:23

Four years of observations from the European Space Agency's Integral (INTErnational Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Laboratory) satellite may have cleared up one of the most vexing mysteries in our Milky Way: the origin of a giant cloud of antimatter surrounding the galactic center. As reported by an international team in the January 10 issue of Nature, Integral found that the cloud extends farther on the western side of the galactic center than it does on the eastern side. This imbalance matches the...


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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Gamma-Ray Astronomy -- Gamma-ray astronomy is the astronomical study of gamma rays. Long before experiments could detect gamma rays emitted by cosmic sources, scientists had known that the universe should be producing these photons. Work by Feenberg and Primakoff in 1948, Hayakawa and Hutchinson in 1952, and, especially, Morrison in 1958 had led scientists to believe that a number of different processes which were occurring in the universe would result in gamma-ray emission. These...

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