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Alain Herique: Peering inside asteroids and planets

One of the greatest medical advances of the 20th century was the ability to see inside the human body with X-rays. Now, something similar is happening in the field of asteroid investigations. Alain Herique of the Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble and associate…

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Sabina Raducan brings asteroid impacts to life

If you’re going to do something big, say smash a spacecraft into an asteroid, it seems like a very good idea to have a few practise runs first. But how do you practise something that big without doing it in real life? It’s easy, according…

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NEO-MAPP Marks It Progress With A Successful Mid-Term Review

Pictured from left to right (back) Albert Falke, Karl Atkinson, Kai Wünnemnn, Edoardo Caroselli, Adriano Campo Bagatin, Martin Jutzi, Oriane Gassot, Jean-Baptiste Vincent, Mélanie Drilleau, Sarah Fontaine, (front) Colleen Fiaschetti, Naomi Murdoch, Sabina Raducan, Yun Zhang, Patrick Michel, Alain Herique, Nair Trogolo The NEO-MAPP mid-term…

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Dr. Brian May et Dr. Patrick Michel discutent de l’imagerie stéréoscopique des astéroïdes

En juin 2021, Dr. Brian May, guitariste de Queen, et Dr Patrick Michel, scientifique planétaire,  ont expliqué comment et pourquoi ils ont créé la toute première imagerie stéréoscopique d’astéroïdes dans Asteroid Day LIVE. Dr. May et sa collègue Claudia Manzoni avaient déjà créé des images…

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NEO-MAPP on Asteroid Day LIVE 2021

NEO-MAPP personnel again made a significant contribution to Asteroid Day LIVE this year. Asteroid Day is observed annually on 30 June. It is the United Nations sanctioned day of public awareness about the risks and opportunities associated with asteroids. It provides educational resources and outreach…

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New Project Aims To Improve Planetary Defense Against Asteroids

by Eurasia Review The University of Alicante (UA) is once again participating in a project on advanced research on near-Earth objects and new technologies for planetary defense that will run up to 2023. The project, called NEO-MAPP (acronym that stands for Near Earth Object Modelling…