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Elizabeth Tasker
Astrophysicist. Writer. Cat lover. Tea drinker. (Order may inaccurately reflect applitude)
Astrophysicist. Writer. Cat lover. Tea drinker. (Order may inaccurately reflect applitude)
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We're all star dust, but where did that come from? A joint proposed space telescope between +European Space Agency, ESA and +JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構, SPICA is an instrument to trace our origins back to the first atoms in the Universe.
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Let's talk spacecraft! I discuss JAXA's missions to the asteroids and Martian moons with "Seldom Sirius" podcast crew!
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Where the Earth's magnetic field lines dip down to our planet's poles is the polar cusp. The solar wind smacking our atmosphere here gives the aurora and dictates our habitability, but we still don't understand these complex interaction (magnetic fields are hard y'all). JAXA is part of an international team to use sounding rockets to explore this region.
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The new planet hunter, +NASA TESS, launched today to seek out the worlds closest to our own Sun. Why is this important and how is it going to bring us closer to understanding how planets like our own were born?

I take a look at the plans in a post for the NASA NExSS Many Worlds blog.

http://www.manyworlds.space/index.php/2018/04/18/nasas-planet-hunter-tess-has-just-been-launched-to-check-out-the-near-exoplanet-neighborhood/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email
Marc Kaufman
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The asteroid explorer, Hayabusa2, will reach its destination this summer. In advance of this, the team organised a contest to let people guess what the asteroid would look like.

But why don't we already know, given we can see the shape of far more distant galaxies? The Hayabusa2 team review how we know what we know about the shape of asteroids and how even our very best equipment can get it utterly wrong!
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Last week, the +European Space Agency, ESA officially approved 'ARIEL'; the first mission to be dedicated to discovering the composition of exoplanet atmospheres. I take a deep dive into what this second generation of exoplanet missions can do in the NASA NExSS 'Many Worlds' blog.
Marc Kaufman
Marc Kaufman
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CAESAR is a finalist (one of two) for the NASA New Frontiers mission. If selected, the spacecraft will collect a sample from Comet 67P (the same comet ESA's Rosetta visited) and bring it back to Earth. +JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構 are designing the sample return capsule for the mission and it's just been added to our strategy plan! (Blue = missions JAXA either lead or are involved in).
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Artist images of planned space missions look great, but how accurate are they? At the MMX mission at +JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構, we took a tour of what it takes to create one of these models.
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The X-Factor: Two asteroid missions, one partnership. How JAXA's Hayabusa2 mission and NASA's OSIRIS-REx are working together to bring samples from the asteroids home to Earth.
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Who wants to name a spaceship? EVERYONE!

In October this year, the BepiColombo mission will leave Earth to head to Mercury. The mission consists of two orbiters, one built by the +European Space Agency, ESA and the other by +JAXA | 宇宙航空研究開発機構 . JAXA (Japan's space agency) are launching a competition to give their orbiter a cool name and for anyone to send a message to our innermost planet.

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