September 20, 2022
News & Events
— September 29, 2022

First Probable Impact Crater Discovered in Spain Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022 Press Release The first probable impact crater in Spain has been identified in the southern province of Almeria. […]


— September 23, 2022

Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement 2022 awarded to the ‘Planets In Your Hand’ Tactile Exhibition Europlanet Press Release The 2022 Europlanet Prize for Public Engagement has been awarded to Dr […]


— September 23, 2022

Join the Challenge to Explore the Moon! Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022 Press Release Lunar enthusiasts of all ages are challenged to help identify features on the Moon that might […]


— September 23, 2022

Planetary-scale ‘heat wave’ discovered in Jupiter’s atmosphere Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022 Press Release An unexpected ‘heat wave’ of 700 degrees Celsius, extending 130,000 kilometres (10 Earth diameters) in Jupiter’s […]


— September 23, 2022

ExoClock Counts Down Ariel Exoplanet Targets  Details of the orbits of 450 candidate exoplanet targets of the European Space Agency’s Ariel space mission have been presented this week at the […]


— September 23, 2022

The winner of the #PlanetaryScience4All EPEC-EPSC Video Contest 2022 is ’29P & Comet Chasers’ by Cai Stoddard-Jones. Hi, I’m Cai, a first year PhD student at Cardiff University. I’m from […]


— September 22, 2022

Big planets get a head start in pancake-thin nurseries Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022 Press Release Super-thin planet nurseries have a boosted chance of forming big planets, according to a […]


— September 22, 2022

Women in Astronomy: still a long way to go It has been known for decades: women are under-represented in Astronomy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields due to […]


— September 22, 2022

How global warming affects astronomical observations Astronomical observations from ground-based telescopes are sensitive to local atmospheric conditions. Anthropogenic climate change will negatively affect some of these conditions at observation sites […]


— September 21, 2022

Four-legged Jumping Robots LEAP to Explore the Moon A four-legged robot trained through artificial intelligence has learned the same lesson as the Apollo astronauts – that jumping can be the […]


— September 21, 2022

First 3D renders from JunoCam data reveal “frosted cupcake” clouds on Jupiter Animations of the relative heights of the cloud tops of Jupiter reveal delicately textured swirls and peaks that […]


— September 21, 2022

Virtual hiking Map for Jezero Crater, the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Landing Site Prospective Mars explorers can now take a hike around the landing site of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance […]


— September 20, 2022

The ESA Hera Mission: Investigating binary asteroid (65803) Didymos and the DART crater One week ahead of the impact by NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft with Dimorphos, the […]


— September 20, 2022

2022 Farinella Prize Awarded to Julie Castillo-Rogez and Martin Jutzi Dr Julie Castillo-Rogez, a planetary scientist working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California (USA), and Dr Martin Jutzi, […]


— September 20, 2022

3rd Call for Applications for Free Access to Laboratories and Field Sites The 3rd call for applications for the Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI) Transnational Access (TA) programme is now open! If […]


— September 20, 2022

Star Light Simulator illuminates the search for life around the Milky Way’s most common stars Italian researchers have demonstrated experimentally for the first time that microorganisms can photosynthesise using the […]


— September 20, 2022

Press Briefings at EPSC2022 The full programme of the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022 is available on the meeting website. Registered conference participants, including registered media attendees, will be able […]


— September 20, 2022

Earth-like exoplanets unlikely to be another ‘pale blue dot’ When searching for Earth-like worlds around other stars, instead of looking for the ‘pale blue dot’ described by Carl Sagan, new […]


— September 19, 2022

Dazzling Views of Mars with the James Webb Space Telescope Presented Today at Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022 NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope captured its first images and spectra of […]


— September 14, 2022

Final Media Invitation and Details of Media Briefings Solar System Observations with Webb; Hera/Dart/LICIACube; Innovations in robotic exploration and visualisation techniques. The 2022 Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) will take place at the Palacio […]


— September 12, 2022

Observing the DART impact with DART – OPTiK Campaign in Kenya In this guest post, Megan Leishman reports on the activities of the DART – OPTiK team in Kenya, which have […]


— September 8, 2022

A Journey to the Planets: how to make children fall in love with space Making children curious about space and planetary sciences through play and puppet theatre is the idea […]


— September 5, 2022

Get creative with Europlanet’s #InspiredByOtherWorlds arts contest 2022 The Europlanet Society Congress (EPSC) 2022 is inviting schools  and space enthusiasts of all ages to get creative and share their artworks and performances inspired by other worlds […]


— September 2, 2022

Earth Observation Techniques and Data Analysis – Europlanet WorkshopSeries Second workshop Registration is now open for the workshop ‘Earth Observation Techniques and Data Analysis’, which will take place from 13-16 […]


— October 1, 2022

EPEC Profiles – Cai Stoddard-Jones In this series from the EPEC Communication Working Group, we meet members of the Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) community and find out more about their experiences […]


— September 23, 2022

Webb Sees Red with First Pictures of Mars By Sanje Fenkart Up to now the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has impressed the astronomical world by taking images of the […]