Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen28 March 2017
Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen28 March 2017 Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planet’s early history have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover and surface science platform: Oxia Planum and Mawrth Vallis.
ExoMars rover28 March 2017
ExoMars rover28 March 2017 ESA’s ExoMars rover (foreground) and Russia’s stationary surface science platform (background) are scheduled for launch in July 2020, arriving at Mars in March 2021. The Trace Gas Orbiter, which has been at Mars since October 2016, will act as a relay...
Collapsing cliff reveals comet’s interior21 March 2017
Collapsing cliff reveals comet’s interior21 March 2017 Rosetta scientists have made the first compelling link between an outburst of dust and gas and the collapse of a prominent cliff, which also exposed the pristine, icy interior of the comet.
Before and after: unique changes spotted on Rosetta’s comet21 March 2017 Growing fractures, collapsing cliffs, rolling boulders and moving material burying some features on the comet’s surface while exhuming others are among the remarkable changes documented during Rosetta’s mission.
Saturn’s B-ring close-up21 March 2017
Saturn’s B-ring close-up21 March 2017 This image shows the incredible detail at which the international Cassini spacecraft is observing Saturn’s rings of icy debris as part of its dedicated close ‘ring grazing’ orbits.
ESA’s Jupiter mission moves off the drawing board 16 March 2017
ESA’s Jupiter mission moves off the drawing board 16 March 2017 Demanding electric, magnetic and power requirements, harsh radiation, and strict planetary protection rules are some of the critical issues that had to be tackled in order to move ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – Juice – from the drawing board and i...