Rosetta impact
September 29, 2016
News & Events
— September 29, 2016

Farewell Rosetta! It’s time to say goodbye to Rosetta, the European Space Agency’s comet chaser and one of the most successful planetary missions of all time. Rosetta has spent more than two years orbiting comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko and has sent back the first ever ‘in-situ’, or ring-side, observations of a comet as it approaches the […]


— September 15, 2016

The latest discoveries in planetary science, from comets to the Kuiper belt, will be featured in four press conferences at the joint 48th annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and 11th annual European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC). The meeting takes place at the Pasadena Convention Center, […]


— September 9, 2016

Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure (RI) is one year old!  We’ve been busy over the last twelve months. Here are some of the highlights from our first year of activities: Access to planetary analogue sites and facilities Europlanet researchers visited the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia to characterise the site’s geology, mineralogy and biology. The site, which hosts at […]


— August 31, 2016

Calls for the EPN2020 Exchange Programme are now open. This programme will provide funding for short visits to improve infrastructure facilities and services offered to the scientific community by the EPN2020 participant laboratories or institutes. Its main objectives are: Support the integration of the inclusiveness states with the European planetary community; Support and engage young […]


— August 16, 2016

First Media Invitation: AAS Division for Planetary Sciences & European Planetary Science Congress meet together in Pasadena, California, 16-21 October 2016 As they do every few years, the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) will hold their annual meetings together in 2016. The […]