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— 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): 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: […]

— June 29, 2016

European involvement in the Juno mission (Europlanet 2020 Press Release EPN PR16/6) 29 June 2016 NASA’s Juno mission will arrive at Jupiter and begin its orbit insertion manoeuvre at 4:18 am BST (5:18 am CEST) on the morning of 5th July 2016. Juno’s goals are to study Jupiter’s gravitational field, inner structure, deep atmospheric composition […]

— June 20, 2016

From 20-22 June, comet scientists from across Europe and beyond will meet at Schloss Seggau, near Graz, Austria, to discuss the latest results on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, target of the ESA Rosetta mission. The Europlanet 2020 RI sponsored workshop will bring together astronomers and Rosetta instrument team members, to compare the different views of the comet […]

— June 19, 2016

“Jupiter and its Icy Moons” is coming soon! This is Europlanet’s first animation and is part of series of short popular science videos, aimed at school and general audiences, that explain key topics related to planetary science and technology. The videos will be produced by The Science Office over the next 2 years. “Jupiter and its Icy Moons” is […]

— June 13, 2016

The European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2016 will be held jointly with the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS) in Pasadena, California from 16-21 October. This is second time these meetings have been joined into one. The goal of the joint meeting is to strengthen international scientific collaboration in all areas of planetary science. […]

— May 18, 2016

Jupiter is hit by an average of 6.5 objects per year that create impacts large enough to be visible from Earth, according to preliminary results from a worldwide campaign by amateur astronomers to observe the giant planet.  The estimate was presented at an international workshop on Jupiter for professional and amateur astronomers organised by Europlanet […]

— May 12, 2016

Amateurs prepare big-picture perspective to support Juno mission Some of the world’s leading amateur and professional astronomers are meeting on 12-13 May to prepare for a campaign of ground-based global observations in support of NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter. Juno arrives on 4th July this year and will investigate Jupiter through a series of long […]