Why asteroids matter - an industry's perspective10 August 2016
Why asteroids matter - an industry's perspective10 August 2016 Keeping an eye on Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) is generally a good idea if we don't want to end up like the dinosaurs. Besides protecting our planet Earth, observing and studying asteroids provides us with clues on our own origins since they hold secrets...
AIM – Space Challenge30 June 2016
AIM – Space Challenge30 June 2016 On the dawn of Asteroid Day 2016 the Asteroid Impact Mission team is proud to announce the release of a fun, interactive and educational mobile game. AIM-Space Challenge will teach you more about the mission and ESA as a whole. How? Find out for yours...
Every day is Asteroid Day at ESA30 June 2016
Every day is Asteroid Day at ESA30 June 2016 ESA is participating in today’s international Asteroid Day, to mark the largest observed asteroid strike in recorded history – the 1908 airburst above Tunguska in Siberia. The Agency monitors asteroids as well as performs scientific research, not to m...
Highly impactful: 10 facts about ESA’s Asteroid Impact Mission30 June 2016 Europe’s proposed Asteroid Impact Mission is set to become humanity’s first mission to a double asteroid, and ESA’s first to a small body since Rosetta put down its lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Here are 10 key facts:
Asteroids: assessing the risk30 June 2016
Asteroids: assessing the risk30 June 2016 A thick red line snakes across Earth’s surface – a ‘risk corridor’ for the possible impact of an asteroid, based on its observed trajectory through space.
Binary asteroids, the ins and outs10 June 2016
Binary asteroids, the ins and outs10 June 2016 The possibility that asteroids might have satellites or may exist in a "contact binary" form has been a matter of speculation since the early discoveries of these small bodies.