New study on Ceres’ surface shows: asteroids might be camouflaged

Jan 25
Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt and for being much larger than the rest of the other objects it was classified as a dwarf planet in 2006. Since first discovered, in 1801, Ceres has been surprising scientists and the latest study on its surface just deepened the mystery around the dwarf planet. Using data primarily gathered by SOFIA, NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy with DLR partnership, a team of astronomers has

Galaxies being killed by ram-pressure stripping phenomenon

Jan 20
New studies revealed that the so-called ram-pressure stripping phenomenon is more prevalent than previously thought and it is killing entire galaxies. A global team of researchers, based at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), led by the astronomer Toby Brown, studied about 11,000 galaxies and found out that their gas (the lifeblood for star formation) is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale throughout the local Universe. Brown said removing the gas from

Podcast Interview with NEOShield-2 Project

Jan 18
Last week Dr. Albert Falke and Dr. Line Drube were interviewed by Sean Gill, creator of the PanFuture Society website. In the interview, Dr. Albert and Dr. Line give more technical details about the NEOShield-2 project and also clarify what is the real threat from asteroids and how asteroid threat can be mitigated. They also talk about long-period comets, deflecting asteroids, kinetic impactor and raise the importance of the project. Be full informed checking the interview on

NEOShield-2 Interview for the leading Danish Media

Jan 13
Dr. Line Drube from NEOShield-2 was interviewed by Johanne Uhrenholt Kusnitzoff, a Journalist from the leading Danish Science Media website videnskab.dk. Excerpts from the interview "Can you stop an asteroid heading for Earth?": "It started with the project NEOShield, where the European Commission proposed to have a plan for asteroid collisions. Now we are in the process, with NEOShield-2. Here we have a group of scientists, engineers and other experts who respectively studied and mapped asteroids and