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Join ESA and the organisers of Asteroid Day 2016 to learn more about this year’s partners and events.

+Asteroid Day is an annual global movement to increase public awareness of potential asteroid impacts with Earth, and the importance of guarding against them. It was co-founded in 2015 by Brian May, astrophysicist and lead guitarist for the rock band Queen, Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart, and German filmmaker Grig Richters.

Send questions for the Q&A portion of the programme to pr@asteroidday.org or via Twitter using #AsteroidDay2016 .

The following people will speak at the Tuesday, 9 February press conference (either live or remotely):
- Moderator: Stuart Clark, astronomy author and journalist
- Brian May, astrophysicist, co-founder of Asteroid Day
- Grig Richters, filmmaker and co-founder of Asteroid Day
- Franco Ongaro, Director of Technical and Quality Management, ESA
- Ian Carnelli, Asteroid Impact Mission manager, ESA
- Detlef Koschny, Space Situational Awareness Near-Earth Object co-manager, ESA
- Richard Moissl, Rosetta instrument liaison officer, ESA
- Stephan Ulamec, Philae lander manager, German Aerospace Center DLR
- Patrick Michel, planetary scientist, senior researcher at CNRS French National Centre for Scientific Research
- Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, UK
- Mark Boslough, physicist and planetary defence expert, Sandia National Laboratories, adjunct professor, University of New Mexico, Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
- Ed Lu, Shuttle astronaut, asteroid expert and Founder/CEO of B612 Foundation
- Dumitru Dorin Prunariu; Romanian astronaut, founding member Association of Space Explorers and liaison to the UN Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Space
- Tom Jones, Shuttle astronaut, planetary scientist, Chair,  Association of Space Explorers Committee on Near-Earth Objects
- Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut
- Rakesh Sharma, Indian cosmonaut

Further details about the press conference:
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/Asteroid_Impact_Mission/Asteroid_Day_incoming_on_30_June

Sign up to join via the hangout event page: https://goo.gl/CnvY0e
Watch the hangout on 9 February via YouTube at: https://youtu.be/udtvQqjuHJg

Learn more about Asteroid Day 2016 at http://asteroidday.org
This Hangout On Air is hosted by European Space Agency, ESA. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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#Earthfromspace this week features a #Sentinel1 image of the Siljan crater in #Sweden  
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#Operations image of the week: ESA’s 35 m-diameter dish antenna at New Norcia, Western #Australia, glows with reflected laser light in this photo, taken by Dylan O’Donnell, a photographer based in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. #SocialSpaceWA – ESA’s first-ever social media event down under – happens at the station next week

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2016/02/Looking_up_from_down_under

Credit: Dylan O’Donnell
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There are no large caverns inside Comet #67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. ESA’s #Rosetta mission has made measurements that clearly demonstrate this, solving a long-standing mystery.

Read more: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Inside_Rosetta_s_comet
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On 3 February,  the European Polar Board (EPB) and ESA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at ESA's headquarters in Paris.
The MoU provides a framework for a wider cooperation between ESA and the EPB, and defines the use of European Antarctic stations for scientific and technological purposes.
On 3 February, the Chair of the European Polar Board (EPB), Maaike Vancauwenberghe, and the ESA Director General, Jan Woerner, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at ESA's headquarters in Paris.
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ESA-sponsored medical doctor Floris van den Berg recounts his first first weeks in the #Concordia research station on Antarctica, from his personal blog.
Tweet ESA-sponsored medical doctor Floris van den Berg recounts his first first weeks in Concordia, from his personal blog: Breakfast with 57 people, a little static spark almost every time I touch a doorknob, Ski-doo training, being out of breath after walking up only two stairs, a frozen moustache, all weird experiences that I never expected to have and I’m just two weeks into living in this crazy white world. How did I end up here? Destiny? F...
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#Sentinel3 mission teams are preparing for critical days following the launch on 16 February.

Read more: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/Mission_teams_prepare_for_critical_days
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The 18th and final segment on James Webb Space Telescope’s primary mirror was installed on 3 February

Read more: http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2016/02/18th_mirror

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With the launch of Sentinel-3A confirmed for 16 February, preparations for liftoff are charging full speed ahead. The tricky task of fuelling the satellite has now been ticked off the ‘to do list’ and the propulsion team is already decontaminating their equipment before returning home. #Sentinel3  
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ESA’s Expose facility was retrieved yesterday from outside the International Space Station by cosmonauts Yuri Malenchenko and Sergei Volkov, who were completing a #spacewalk to place new experiments on the outpost’s hull.
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ESA astronaut +Andreas Mogensen meets students at Denmark's Fashion Design Akademiet working on the #CoutureInOrbit project.

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