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Albert Falke: Paving the First Track on the Trail 480 270 NEO MAPP

Albert Falke: Paving the First Track on the Trail

When it comes to asteroids, there are many questions that scientists would like to answer. To get those answers, however, often requires building a spacecraft to go to the asteroids themselves – and that is where the engineers like Dr Albert Falke come in.  …

Cratered Boulders Reveal Asteroid Bennu’s Recent Past 450 310 NEO MAPP

Cratered Boulders Reveal Asteroid Bennu’s Recent Past

By studying small impact craters on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, a team of researchers led by Ron Ballouz, University of Arizona, and including NEO-MAPP’s Patrick Michel, CNRS/Université Côte d’Azur/Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Nice, France, has uncovered the asteroid’s storied past. The…

NEO-MAPP on Asteroid Day LIVE 2020 450 261 NEO MAPP

NEO-MAPP on Asteroid Day LIVE 2020

As part of Asteroid Day LIVE 2020, members of the NEO-MAPP project took time out to talk about  developing instruments, technologies and data exploitation techniques for future spacecraft missions to asteroids. NEO-MAPP on Asteroid Day LIVE 2020 includes discussion of seismology stations to be dropped…

NEO-MAPP PI Patrick Michel addresses Europlanet Science Congress 2020 480 270 NEO MAPP

NEO-MAPP PI Patrick Michel addresses Europlanet Science Congress 2020

https://neomapp.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/NEOMAPP-SCREEN-RECORDING.mp4 NEO-MAPP PI Patrick Michel speaks to the virtual Europlanet Science Congress 2020. Attendees of the virtual Europlanet Science Congress 2020 were recently briefed on the Near Earth Object Modelling and Payloads for Protection (NEO-MAPP) project by Principal Investigator Patrick Michel, Director of Research at…

Project NEO-MAPP Spearheads A New Era Of Asteroid Research 900 466 NEO MAPP

Project NEO-MAPP Spearheads A New Era Of Asteroid Research

The NEO-MAPP project was born in response to the European Commission’s call in the framework of its Horizon 2020 program to fund organisations pursuing asteroid deflection techniques, or other studies relevant to preventing an impact with the Earth. At the time, Patrick Michel, Director of…

The Origin of Asteroids Ryugu and Bennu Revealed 930 1024 NEO MAPP

The Origin of Asteroids Ryugu and Bennu Revealed

Asteroids Ryugu and Bennu could have formed from the debris of the same disrupted body according to a new study performed by NEO-MAPP’s Project Coordinator Patrick Michel (from the Université Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lagrange Laboratorie), Ron Ballouz (University of Arizona) …