Archive: 5/07/2005

Dust and gas from Comet 9P/Tempel 1 seen by ESA OGS

Dust and gas are seen in these images of Comet 9P/Tempel 1, as observed with the 1-metre ESA Optical Ground Station (OGS) telescope, located at the Observatorio del Teide on Tenerife, Canary Islands.

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Tempel 1 is weak X-ray source, XMM-Newton confirms

ESA's XMM-Newton observations of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 revealed that the object is a weak X-ray source. These data were acquired on 4 July 2005 by one of the EPIC X-ray cameras on board the spacecraft during the post-impact ...

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Pollution penalties record in Europe

On the eve of this week's Group of Eight summit that is to include climate change talks, Europe's pollution costs jumped to record levels.

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Deep Impact Generates its Own Spectacular Photo Flash

The hyper-speed demise of NASA's Deep Impact probe generated an immense flash of light, which provided an excellent light source for the two cameras on the Deep Impact mothership. Deep Impact scientists theorize the 820-pound ...

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Will a footprint rewrite the history books?

Scientists have unearthed human footprints in central Mexico which they claim are around 40,000 years old, shattering previous theories on how humans first colonised the Americas.

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Teenage creator of virus faces trial

A criminal trial against a teenager responsible for one of the worst computer viruses in history opened Tuesday in Verden, Germany.

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One 'Apostle' disappears off Australia

The sea has swallowed one of Australia's Twelve Apostles, leaving only eight of the spectacular limestone monoliths to guard the country's southwest coast.

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