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— September 24, 2017

European Planetary Science Congress 2017 Press Notice Sunday, 24th September Lava tubes: the hidden sites for future human habitats on the Moon and Mars Lava tubes, underground caves created by volcanic activity, could provide protected habitats large enough to house streets on Mars or even towns on the Moon, according to research presented at the […]


— September 22, 2017

The Call for the Europlanet Outreach Funding Scheme 2018 and Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement 2018 is now open. Are you looking for funding to kickstart an outreach project related to planetary science? Or have you run a successful outreach project for which you deserve some recognition? Applications are now open for the Europlanet Outreach Funding […]


— September 22, 2017

European Planetary Science Congress 2017 Press Notice Friday, 22nd September ‘Crash Scene Investigation’ reveals resting place of SMART-1 impact Observations of the Moon have revealed the final resting place of the European Space Agency’s first lunar mission, SMART-1. The spacecraft was sent into a controlled impact with the lunar surface 11 years ago. Although an […]


— September 21, 2017

European Planetary Science Congress 2017 Press Notice Thursday, 21st September Solar eruption ‘photobombed’ Mars encounter with Comet Siding Spring When Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passed just 140,000 kilometres from Mars on 19th October 2014, depositing a large amount of debris in the martian atmosphere, space agencies coordinated multiple spacecraft to witness the largest meteor […]


— September 21, 2017

Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure Press Release 21st September 2017 Diamonds show Earth still capable of ‘superhot’ surprises Diamonds may be ‘forever’ but some may have formed more recently than geologists thought. A study of 26 diamonds, formed under extreme melting conditions in the Earth’s mantle, found two populations, one of which has geologically ‘young’ ages. […]