Post Profile






Comet dust under the microscope

Comet dust from the Rosetta mission is providing insights into the origins of our solar system. A research project focusing on the dust, which is supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and being carried at the Space Research Institute (IWF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, has direct access to data from a high resolution atomic force microscope on board the Rosetta orbiter.
read more

share

Related Posts


Algebra and gymnastics lead to awesome robots

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

A current research project of the Austrian Science Fund FWF focuses on the motion safety and efficiency of robots. The objective of the research is to improve the control of robot movements with the help of new mathematical approach...

European Space Agency Reaches Verge of Breakthrough Comet Landing

Technology : Technology Review Editors' Blog

Images sent back from space probe bring a historic comet mission into clear focus. This is no ordinary rock. It’s the surface of a comet somewhere between Jupiter and Mars, and it took a European space probe known as Rosetta 10 year...

Stardust Mission Captures Origins of Our Solar System --"Clues to the Origin of Life Itself"

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

"Fundamentally, the solar system and everything in it was ultimately derived from a cloud of interstellar gas and dust," says Andrew Westphal, physicist at the University of California, Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory and lead ...

First Probe To Land On A Comet Is Awake, But Our Nuclear Fears Cost Us Seven Months Of Data

Technology : Forbes: Tech

Back in 2004, the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission was launched, the most advanced mission ever dedicating to finding, orbiting and following a single comet as it goes from the outer Solar System in towards the Sun. After ten...

Rosetta Probe Reveals Key Molecule from Early Nebula Origin of Solar System

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

A's comet probe Rosetta has for the first time ever measured nitrogen gas at a comet, providing clues to the early stages of the formation of our solar system. Molecular nitrogen, N2, is the major molecule in the atmosphere of...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC