NEOShield-2 Agent on Board the Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ship
By John Maclean FRAS – NEOShield-2 Agent in the United Kingdom, Exeter Observatory At the beginning of the year I undertook a lecturing trip on the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner, visiting Australia, Borneo, Vietnam and China. In my role as a Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) speaker, I delivered a series of talks to the guests on the ship. The Queen Mary 2 is the only ship at sea with a Planetarium and the RAS
Are Mars’ Trojan Asteroids Pieces of the Red Planet?
By Jesse Emspak, Space.com The Trojan asteroids that follow Mars in its orbit might have come from the planet itself, blown off in an ancient impact rather than being late arrivals, a new study suggests. Several planets in Earth’s solar system have Trojan asteroids — bodies that run ahead of or behind the planet. Jupiter, for example, has thousands. Earth has at least one, discovered in 2010. Uranus, Neptune and Venus also have them. Trojan
NEOShield-2 participates in EUCASS 2017
The European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS) is the main continental scientific event for aeronautics and space, second only to the AIAA Scitech in the USA. The Eucass association was created by a group of european scientists in order to provide, on the old continent, a high quality forum for the aerospace scientific community. Eucass is member of Ecaero group, supported by the European commission, with Eccomas, Euromech, Ercoftac, Euroturbo and Ceas. EUCASS is
NEOShield-2 Agent Spain – Asteroid Day 2017
By Maksym Abramov, NEOShield-2 Agent in Spain On the 30th June 2017, I organized a workshop about NEOs, Meteoroids, Asteroids, and Comets. It was to commemorate Asteroid Day and it was about past impact events, the threat from space and our answer to that threat. The event took place at the Avanza Educational Center in Granada, in Spain and target students from all courses. First part The workshop was divided in two parts. After a brief introduction, the first