PicSat prepares for launch. French nanosatellite to demonstrate capabilities for exoplanet observations. PicSat, a French nanosatellite designed to study the young planetary system Beta-Pictoris, is preparing for launch this Friday morning, 12th January 2018, at 3:58 UTC (watch livestream). Constructed of three 10-cm cubes and holding a telescope of just 5cm diameter coupled to an […]
Review of Europlanet Highlights in 2017 It’s been another busy year for Europlanet. Here are the outreach team’s picks of some of the project highlights from the past 12 months. December – Europlanet steers a path to the future The first meeting of a Steering Group that will oversee the establishment of a new Europlanet […]
Season’s Greetings from all the team at Europlanet and best wishes for 2018!
Win a set of four Astrobiology posters from Europlanet! Following our successful video on Astrobiology, we have created four posters to giveaway during the holiday season. You can win not one, but all four posters through our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. How to enter? Very easy! 5 Winners on Facebook: – Like Europlanet on Facebook […]
Space missions looking at worlds beyond the Earth Article by Anastasia Kokori, who has participated in a Europlanet expert exchange programme with the department of astrophysics at UCL. It has been more than twenty-five years since the first planet was detected beyond our Solar System. Today, we have discovered nearly 4,000 exoplanets, varying from small […]