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— September 20, 2018

Europlanet Society launched at the European Planetary Science Congress 2018 The Europlanet Society, a new membership organisation to promote the advancement of planetary science in Europe, has been launched today at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018 in Berlin. The Society is open to individual and institutional members and builds on the heritage of […]


— September 20, 2018

ScanMars demonstrates water detection device for astronauts on Mars Analogue astronauts have successfully trialed a radar that could help future Mars explorers identify where to dig for water. ScanMars is an Italian experiment that was used to identify subsurface water features in the Mars-like Dhofar region of Oman during the AMADEE-18 analogue mission in February […]


— September 20, 2018

Candy-pink lagoon serves up salt-rich diet for potential life on Mars The discovery of a microorganism that gives a candy-pink lagoon in central Spain its startling colour is providing new evidence for how life could survive on a high-salt diet on Mars or Europa. The Laguna de Peña Hueca, part of the Lake Tirez system […]


— September 19, 2018

2018 Farinella Prize Awarded to Francis Nimmo for Work on Giant Planets’ Satellite Systems Prof Francis Nimmo, an English scientist working at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has been awarded the eighth Paolo Farinella Prize in 2018 for his contributions to understanding of the internal structure and evolution of icy bodies in the Solar […]


— September 19, 2018

ExoMars highlights radiation risk for Mars astronauts, and watches as dust storm subsides European Space Agency/European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2018 Press Release Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their career during the journey itself to and from the Red […]