Hubble: Dawn of a galactic collision; Announcement: Günther Hasinger appointed as ESA Director of Science

: Hubble: Dawn of a galactic collision; Announcement: Günther Hasinger appointed as ESA Director of Science

MISSION NEWS AS OF THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER 2017

+ DAWN OF A GALACTIC COLLISION [HEIC1720]

A riot of colour and light dances through this peculiarly shaped galaxy, NGC 5256. Its smoke-like plumes are flung out

in all directions and the bright core illuminates the chaotic regions of gas and dust swirling through the galaxy’s

centre. Its odd structure is due to the fact that this is not one galaxy, but two – in the process of a galactic collision.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59888

ANNOUNCEMENTS

+ GUNTHER HASINGER APPOINTED AS ESA DIRECTOR OF SCIENCE

The Council of the European Space Agency announced the appointment of Günther Hasinger as the next

Director of Science. He will succeed Alvaro Giménez, who has served in the position since 2011.

Read more: http://sci.esa.int/jump.cfm?oid=59892

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