Asteroid sleuths go back to the future 10 January 2017
Asteroid sleuths go back to the future 10 January 2017 Careful sleuthing through decade-old images has enabled ESA’s asteroid team to decide that a newly discovered space rock poses little threat of hitting Earth any time soon.
UN recognises 30 June as Asteroid Day07 December 2016
UN recognises 30 June as Asteroid Day07 December 2016 Today, the UN officially proclaimed 30 June – the anniversary of the most momentous asteroid impact event in recorded history – as international Asteroid Day, to raise awareness of the threat and opportunity represented by these small bodies scattered...
The making of....24 November 2016
The making of....24 November 2016 Making a movie about a project that is still in the preliminary preparations phase. This is what we expected from the team at Science Office almost two years ago now. The movie had to be scientific with cutting-edge technology but visually appealing e...
Europe-wide team bringing ESA’s asteroid mission nearer to life04 November 2016
Europe-wide team bringing ESA’s asteroid mission nearer to life04 November 2016 Companies across Europe are teaming up to tackle different aspects of ESA’s proposed Asteroid Impact Mission. Its detailed definition work has begun, ahead of a go/nogo decision next month.
15 000 space rocks and counting27 October 2016
15 000 space rocks and counting27 October 2016 The international effort to find, confirm and catalogue the multitude of asteroids that pose a threat to our planet has reached a milestone: 15 000 discovered – with many more to go.
Light through the darkness25 October 2016
Light through the darkness25 October 2016 Clemens Heese, opto-electronic engineer Optical communications – using lasers to signal across space – is a concept with a long heritage, but is only just now being put to operational use, with Europe’s EDRS ‘Space Highway’ set to return plentiful, t...