Esa Rosetta mission contest

Jul 11
Ten years ago ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft started a very long journey. Finally, the rendezvous between Rosetta and comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is arriving. Artist’s impression of Rosetta and Philae landing on the comet. (Image: ESA-C. Carreau/ATG medialab) To celebrate this epic event ESA offers the opportunity to participate in the landing on the comet. How? Joining the “Rosetta, are we there yet?” campaign. The photo contest is already open and will end on 6 August. Everybody can

“Strategical and scientific aspects of the asteroid impact threat: the NEOShield perspective”

Jul 10
The NEOShield Team organized the workshop “Strategical and scientific aspects of the asteroid impact threat: the NEOShield perspective”, in the framework of the last Asteroids Comets Meteors conference, held in Helsinki on June 30th – July 4th. Experts in different aspects of the impact hazard (scientists, engineers, representatives of space and government agencies) discussed about how to prepare and implement mitigation and deflection measures. The workshop was organized as part of the NEOShield activity to

The NEOShield 3D globe and asteroid

Jul 03
Download the PDF file and build your Globe and Asteroid! You can use them for scientific purposes or as an ornament. Discover how to realize them: NEOShield Globe and Asteroid.

Asteroid 2011 MD is the candidate for NASA’s Asteroid-Capture Mission

Jun 23
NASA has selected a valid candidate for its Asteroid-Capture Mission.  The candidate is asteroid 2011 MD which could be not just a single rock but a heap of rubble. «This is pretty unexpected» said Michael Mommert, study lead author at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Basically, when people think about asteroid imagine a single boulder not pieces of rock floating in space. Thanks to all the data collected by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope astronomers calculated