Esa Rosetta mission contest
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,
“Strategical and scientific aspects of the asteroid impact threat: the NEOShield perspective”
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
Asteroid 2011 MD is the candidate for NASA’s Asteroid-Capture Mission
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.
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