Division F Planetary Systems and Astrobiology

News

 

  • DART IMPACT:  September 26, 2022

DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) is the first space mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection by kinetic impactor.

https://dart.jhuapl.edu/News-and-Resources/index.php

 

  • The James Webb Space Telescope has provided a beautifull picture of the Neptune Rings

https://www.jwst.fr/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/neptunelabeled-1024x1024.png

 

  • The TESS satellite has detected a system of 6 planets in Laplace resonance around the star TOI-1136

https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2210.09283

 

  • Detection of CO2 by JWST in the atmosphere of the transiting planet WASP-39b

The identification of CO2 is of high interest as it is a key element in photosynthesis

https://arxiv.org/abs/2208.11692

 

  • The number of detected extrasolar planets is permanently growing

https://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech.edu/docs/exonews_archive.html

http://exoplanet.eu/catalog

 

  • EUCLID mission

Launch date: 2023

https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Space_Science/Euclid_overview

 

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