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on my webpage! I am an experienced spacecraft analyst at the European Space Operations Centre via Telespazio Germany GmbH. Currently, I am the analyst for the X-ray astronomy mission XMM-Newton, but have worked as an analyst for almost all Earth Explorer spacecrafts previously. In the past I have worked as an astrophysicist studing accreting neutron stars and cosmological neutrino sources. For more details please have a look at the “About me” menu.

ESA Space Science News

The following news are a copy of the ESA space science news, for which I thank ESA for authorization. In order to read the full articles please follow the corresponding links.

Vivid Webb portrait of interacting galaxies Penguin and Egg

12/07/2024

A duo of interacting galaxies known as Arp 142 commemorates the second science anniversary of the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope.
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Hubble finds evidence for rare black hole in Omega Centauri

10/07/2024

An international team of astronomers has used more than 500 images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope spanning two decades to detect seven fast-moving stars in the innermost region of Omega Centauri, the largest and brightest globular cluster in the sky. These stars provide compelling new evidence for the presence of an intermediate-mass black hole.
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Webb admires bejewelled ring

05/07/2024

This new picture of the month from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope features the gravitational lensing of the quasar known as RX J1131-1231, located roughly six billion light-years from Earth in the constellation Crater.
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A snaking scar on Mars

03/07/2024

A fascinating feature takes centre stage in this new image from ESA’s Mars Express: a dark, uneven scar slicing through marbled ground at the foot of a giant volcano.
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Happy launch anniversary, Euclid!

01/07/2024

Several team members wish Euclid a happy first launch anniversary in their own language.
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Jupiter’s upper atmosphere surprises astronomers

25/06/2024

Using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope, scientists observed the region above Jupiter’s iconic Great Red Spot to discover a variety of previously unseen features. The region, previously believed to be unremarkable in nature, hosts a variety of intricate structures and activity.
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Webb captures star clusters in Cosmic Gems arc

24/06/2024

An international team of astronomers have used the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope to discover gravitationally bound star clusters when the Universe was 460 million years old. This is the first discovery of star clusters in an infant galaxy less than 500 million years after the Big Bang.
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Metallic Mars

18/06/2024

Rusty in appearance and magnificent in detail, a new image of the Mawrth Vallis region on Mars reveals a world rich in iron, magnesium and aluminium.
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First Plato camera

11/06/2024

The activities to integrate Plato’s cameras have started in OHB’s Space Centre & Optics facility in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.
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Webb finds most distant known galaxy

30/05/2024

Using the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope, scientists have found a record-breaking galaxy observed only 290 million years after the Big Bang.
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Fly across Nili Fossae with ESA’s Mars Express

29/05/2024

Mars’s surface is covered in all manner of scratches and scars.
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Five new stunning images from Euclid’s Telescope

24/05/2024

ESA’s Euclid space mission has released five unprecedented new views of the Universe.
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ESA's Euclid celebrates first science with sparkling cosmic views

23/05/2024

ESA is releasing a new set of full-colour images captured by the space telescope Euclid.
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Euclid celebrates first science with sparkling new images

23/05/2024

Today, ESA’s Euclid space mission releases five unprecedented new views of the Universe.
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The eye of the crater

15/05/2024

 
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