We just launched the Europlanet Magazine!
The official magazine of Europlanet, the European community for planetary science.
We are delighted to share with you the first issue of the Europlanet Magazine. The e-magazine will be published twice a year and aims to highlight the range of activities by Europlanet, our partners, and the wider planetary community.
This first issue has a strong focus on Mars, including European contributions to current missions, experimental research in labs and in the field, and outreach initiatives to engage the next generation. We look back at the origins of Europlanet and its links to the Cassini-Huygens mission at the beginning of this century. We also have updates on the Winchcombe meteorite and on several new partnerships to support planetary science.
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In this issue:
A round up of news from Europlanet 2024 RI, the Europlanet Society, the Regional Hubs and Committees, and the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2021.
Memories of Europlanet’s birth
Michel Blanc (IRAP), coordinator of the first Europlanet projects, looks back on the origins and evolution of Europlanet
Q&A with Henrik Hargitai, Editor of the Pocket Atlas of Mars 36
Europlanet Society Joins International Planetary Data Alliance
Stéphane Erard (Observatoire de Paris) reports on Europlanet’s participation in international consortia that manage access to planetary data.
Searching for Answers to Life’s Big Questions
Fernando J Gomez and Mateo Martini (CICTERRA-CONICET) introduce the new Europlanet 2024 RI planetary analogue field site in Argentina
RoadMap to Understanding Atmospheric Dust on Mars
Ann Carine Vandaele (BIRA-IASB) addresses open questions about dust and clouds in the martian atmosphere through the H2020 RoadMap project
All Eyes on Mars
A round up by the editor on European involvement in Mars missions and lab-based research on Mars exploration, including the MEDA, SuperCam and MOXIE instruments on Perseverance and spiders on Mars.
My Journey to Mars by Maria Hieta (FMI), a personal viewpoint on working on Perseverance’s MEDA instrument and ExoMars,
The Fall of the Winchcombe Meteorite
Sara Russell (NHM) describes the first UK meteorite fall recovery in thirty years and the most exciting week of her life.
Building a Community for Planetary Geological Mapping
Angelo Pio Rossi (Jacobs University) describes Europlanet’s new geological mapping activity, GMAP
Mobilising Planetary Science in Africa
Fulvio Franchi (Botswana International University of Science and Technology) introduces a new network to support planetary science in Africa.
Marcell Tessenyi (Blue Skies Space Ltd) and Jeronimo Bernard-Salas (ACRI-ST) discuss the mutual benefits for industry and academia in developing collaborations.
The Europlanet Magazine’s column on science communication by Shorouk Elkobros (Europlanet Society/ESF).
News from the Europlanet Early Career (EPEC) Network
Melissa Mirino (EPEC Communications Working Group) on how EPEC can support early career professionals, and the 2021 edition of the #PlanetaryScience4All video contest
3rd EPEC Annual Week
Erica Luzzi on the EPEC Annual Week, held as a virtual meeting this week
The Last Word
Nigel Mason on Europlanet: Moving Forward Together