EDP Sciences

2010 Press releases

A&A special feature: Herschel: the first science highlights

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Table of contents of the special feature (free access)

This week, Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a special feature devoted to the first science results obtained with Herschel, an ESA space observatory with science instruments provided by European-led Principal Investigator consortia and with important participation from NASA. It includes 152 articles dealing with various subjects based on the first few months of science observing. A few papers describe the observatory and its instruments, and the rest are dedicated to observations of many astronomical targets from bodies in the Solar System to distant galaxies.

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A new 3D map of the interstellar gas within 300 parsecs from the Sun

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Based on "New 3D gas density maps of NaI and CaII interstellar absorption within 300 pc" by B. Y. Welsh et al.
To be published in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2010, vol. 510, A54

Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing new 3D maps of the interstellar gas in the local area around our Sun. A French-American team of astronomers presents new absorption measurements towards more than 1800 stars. They were able to characterize the properties of the interstellar gas within each sight line.

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A&A special feature: Science with AKARI

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Table of contents of the special feature

This week, Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a special feature devoted to the new results obtained with the infrared satellite AKARI, a JAXA project with the participation of ESA. It includes 17 articles dealing with various subjects. Some papers are based on the AKARI all-sky survey, which has just been released. Others are dedicated to pointed observations of many astronomical targets from solar system bodies to distant galaxies.

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