App to the Moon16 November 2018
App to the Moon16 November 2018 It is magnificently quiet at the rim of the lunar crater. Nearly 400 000 km away from Earth, the silence and vastness of the unknown terrain can be overwhelming. Yet our moonwalker does not feel alone.
Minerals of the world, unite!19 October 2018
Minerals of the world, unite!19 October 2018 Imagine you are on Mars and you stumble upon an interesting rock. The colours, the shape of the crystals and the place where you find it all tell you: there is more to it than meets the eye. Tool in hand, you analyse how light scatters through it. Sec...
Making space exploration real – on Earth03 September 2018
Making space exploration real – on Earth03 September 2018 You are on a rock speeding through space. On this rock called Earth every single mineral tells you something about planetary formation. This week astronauts and space engineers will unlock the mystery of those minerals as they start an ESA geology fie...
Gadgets for Mars21 November 2017
Gadgets for Mars21 November 2017 A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets.&nb...
Astronaut meets volcano13 November 2017
Astronaut meets volcano13 November 2017 An expedition of astronauts, planetary scientists and engineers is off to Spain’s Canary Island of Lanzarote to learn best how to explore uncharted planets. The training will equip space travellers with a geologist’s eye.