June 29, 2016
News & Events
— July 27, 2016

Europlanet has had a busy time at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016 in Manchester! We’ve been asking two important questions: What do you think a comet smells like? Worked metal and fried meat. Old Chanel. Carbon. The Jorvik Viking Centre. Cut grass. Talcum powder. A car air freshener that’s been run over by a […]

— July 5, 2016

Celebrating Juno’s arrival at Jupiter:  Tuesday, 5 July 2016, Athens. The Juno mission has arrived at Jupiter!  NASA received confirmation that spacecraft was inserted into orbit successfully on  8:53pm PDT, 4th July (3:53 UTC, 5th July) 2016.  Join us tonight for a free public event in Athens to celebrate.  If you can’t make it in person, watch live via Google Hangout. When: […]

— June 30, 2016

Bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are rich in carbonate minerals, according to a new study led by IAPS-INAF in Italy using data collected with the VIR spectrometer onboard NASA’s Dawn mission. The findings suggest that liquid water has been present beneath the surface of the dwarf planet relatively recently in geological terms. The […]

— June 29, 2016

Juno: Countdown to Jupiter Orbital Insertion Manoeuvre NASA’s Juno mission will arrive at Jupiter early in the morning of 5th July 2016. The goal of the Juno mission is to understand the origins and evolution of the giant planet. Jupiter is thought to be the first planet to have formed in our Solar System, but […]

— June 29, 2016

Original press release on the University of Liège website (in French): www.ulg.ac.be/Juno On July 5, 2016, at 5:18 am (CET), NASA’s Juno interplanetary probe will be inserted into orbit around Jupiter, after a journey of five years. The University of Liège (ULg) has two direct involvements in this major mission to further our knowledge of the Solar System: […]