29 Jun 2018

Video: asteroid deflection


ESA’s proposed Hera mission is part of an international cooperation aimed at testing whether the orbit of an asteroid can be shifted by smashing into it. Watch its full mission profile
Source: ESA news

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28 Jun 2018

Enceladus' organic bubbles

Data from Cassini spacecraft reveal complex organic molecules originating from Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, strengthening the idea that this ocean world hosts conditions suitable for life. Research results show much larger, heavier molecules than ever before.  

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Source: ASI news

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28 Jun 2018

Asteroid Day live from Luxembourg

The world’s first 48-hour webcast about asteroids and their place in space will begin at 12:00 CEST, on Friday, 29 June 2018. Kicking off this exciting event, physicist, science advocate and former rock star Brian Cox will host the first 6-hour segment live from Luxembourg.

Source: ESA news

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28 Jun 2018

Asteroid arrival


Operations image of the week: Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft arrived at asteroid Ryugu on 27 June, following a 42-month journey supported in part by ESA ground stations
Source: ESA news

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28 Jun 2018
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27 Jun 2018
27 Jun 2018

Cleaning for Mars


Technology image of the week: In one of the cleanest places in Europe, an ESA engineer works to reduce the ‘bioburden’ of terrestrial microbes on this ExoMars antenna
Source: ESA news

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