NEOShield-2 Agent Germany Activities

Jul 31

By Frank Koch, NEOShield-2 Agent in Germany In July 2017 Frank Koch held several events in front of different audiences about the threat of Near-Earth-Objects (NEOs) and potential counter fights studied within the NEOShield-2 project. The main event was a session within the space camp in Berlin organized by FEZ Berlin. During one week, young people from all over Germany studied different space topics, had practical experiences and lessons from astronauts and experts about space

NEOShield-2 Agent Denmark – Asteroid Day 2017

Jul 31

Overview of this year’s Asteroid Day Events in Denmark, supported by the NEOShield-2 project

Written by Jordi S. Forteza, NEOShield-2 outreach agent. Reviewed by Dr. Morten Bo Madsen (Niels Bohr Institute) & Dr. Line Drube (NEOShield-2 & German Aerospace Center – DLR) & Tina Ibsen (Head of Science & Outreach, Tycho Brahe Planetarium).

Special thanks to SNU (“Selskabet for Naturlærens Udbredelse”), the Danish Association for the Advancement of Natural Sciences, founded by H.C. Ørsted

NEOShield-2 Agent on Board the Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ship

Jul 31

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. NEOShield-2 agent John Maclean Queen Mary 2

Are Mars’ Trojan Asteroids Pieces of the Red Planet?

Jul 26

By Jesse Emspak,

mars trojan

A mosaic of the Valles Marineris hemisphere of Mars. This view is similar to what one would see from a spacecraft, according to NASA.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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