Philae, unfortunately landed in too much shadow (after a few bounces). But woke up again on 13th of June having received enough sunlight, just days before Dr Monica Grady (big sister of our “head of maths”) came to give a talk to de Ferrers students.
We now have clear images of Pluto’s surface and pictures of Pluto’s moons, such as Charon.
Other important space science events include:
- The Hubble Space Telescope‘s 25th Birthday – claim your free eBook now!
- The launch of LISA Pathfinder, testing the technologies needed for the future LISA gravitational wave detector.
- The second attempt to place the Akatsuki space craft in orbit of Venus in December.
- de Ferrers students and staff will take a trip to the Russian Federal Space Agency centres in December.
It’s a very exciting time to be an Astrophysicist!