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— February 6, 2016

Olivier Grasset, the Chair of the Local Organising Committee for the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2015, has been awarded the “Coup de Coeur” Prize at the 4th Annual Ceremony of Ambassadors of Nantes, Congress Destination on 27th January 2016. The prize honoured the organisation of EPSC 2015, which was attended by over 700 planetary […]


— January 26, 2016

100 Astronauts and Cosmonauts will visit Vienna to participate in the XXIX Space Explorers´ Congress from 3-7 October 2016. The week-long conference will include a press briefing on 3 October and a nationwide community day on 5 October, when the astronauts and cosmonauts will despatch in small groups of 3-4 to visit public events, schools, universities and scientific facilities all […]


— January 20, 2016

The European Astronomical Society (EAS) announced that the EWASS 2016 conference will be held in Athens from 4 to 8 July 2016. This year, the Scientific Organizing Committee has selected a wide range of Symposia and Special Sessions that cover nearly all fields of Astronomy, including Solar Physics and Space Weather, Stellar and Galactic Structure […]


— November 6, 2015

The Europlanet outreach team met up at University College London on 11-12 November to kick off outreach activities for the project. What’s in store… We have a huge range of outreach activities, projects and resources planned over the next four years. Here are a few Space Climate Detectives: build your own weather monitor to collect […]


— September 30, 2015

An ambitious joint US-European mission, called AIDA, is being planned to divert the orbit of a binary asteroid’s small moon, as well as to give us new insights into the structure of asteroids. A pair of spacecraft, the ESA-led Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) and NASA-led Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), will rendezvous with the Didymos […]


— September 30, 2015

Mysteries and insights about Ceres are being discussed this week at the European Planetary Science Conference in Nantes, France. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is providing scientists with tantalizing views and other data about the intriguing dwarf planet that they continue to analyze. “Ceres continues to amaze, yet puzzle us, as we examine our multitude of images, […]


— September 28, 2015

A new study led by scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology provides the strongest evidence yet that there is intermittent flowing liquid water on modern Mars. Using instruments on board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), researchers measured spectral signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious, possibly water-related streaks are found on the red […]


— September 28, 2015

The fifth “Paolo Farinella Prize” has been awarded in 2015 to Dr Nicolas Biver, a French researcher at the Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, for his studies of the composition of comets through ground and space observations. The award ceremony was hosted today at the opening of the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2015, at the […]


— September 28, 2015

Two comets collided at low speed in the early Solar System to give rise to the distinctive ‘rubber duck’ shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, say Rosetta scientists. The origin of the comet’s double-lobed form has been a key question since Rosetta first revealed its surprising shape in July 2014. Two leading ideas emerged: did two comets […]


— September 22, 2015

The European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2015 will take place at La Cité des Congrès, Nantes, France, from Sunday 27 September to Friday 02 October 2015. Around 750 scientists from Europe and around the world are expected to attend. EPSC is the major European meeting on planetary science and in 2015, the programme will include […]


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