News & Events
— December 3, 2016

A core activity for Europlanet is to engage with policymakers in the European Parliament and the European Commission in Brussels. We aim to raise awareness about European planetary science activities, how our community contributes to Europe’s role as a world leader in cutting-edge science and commercial innovation, and how space can inspire the next generation of […]


— November 16, 2016

What do you think a comet smells like? We’ve been giving out Rosetta smelly comet postcards in the European Parliament and asking people what they think a comet smells like. We’ve added the responses to our list from the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016 in Manchester, back in July. The answers are wide and varied: Madrid Airport. […]


— November 11, 2016

During a press tour of JPL, we were given an overview of the Mars 2020 mission by its Principal Investigator, Ken Farley. Mars 2020 is NASA’s next flagship mission to the Red Planet. It has four main objectives: to determine whether life ever arose on Mars; to characterise the climate of Mars; to characterise the geology […]


— November 11, 2016

Anita Heward is the press officer for Europlanet 2020 RI and the joint DPS-EPSC meeting. The highlight of my trip last month to Pasadena for the Joint DPS-EPSC Meeting 2016 was a tour of the legendary Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which celebrated its 80th anniversary on Halloween this year. The tour kicked off in the […]


— November 10, 2016

Looking back at a joint success – DPS-EPSC 2016 Last month, the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) took place in the US for the first time, as part of a joint meeting with the American Astronomical Society’s Division of Planetary Science. The meeting took place in Pasadena (the city that’s home to JPL and Caltech) […]