Live the landing of the probe that will listen to the heartbeat of Mars!

  On November 26, 2018, after a 485 million kilometre journey, the InSight landed on Martian soil for a two-year mission, with the French SEIS seismometer on board. The 12th mission of NASA’s Discovery Program, an international collaboration, InSight aims to study the internal structure of Mars and understand the formation and evolution of the rocky planets of the Solar […]

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UnivEarthS Interview: Sébastien de Raucourt talks about the SEIS instrument in the Insight mission

The Insight mission took off on May 5, 2018 from Vandenberg mud in California, and is now on a long 6-month journey to Mars, where it will land on November 26, 2018. Its scientific objective is to understand how Mars was formed and how it evolved into today’s frozen desert. Among all the people who worked on this mission, we […]

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Dust storms on Titan spotted by Cassini for the first time

Data from the international Cassini spacecraft that explored Saturn and its moons between 2004 and 2017 has revealed what appear to be giant dust storms in equatorial regions of Titan. The discovery, described in a paper published in Nature Geoscience today, makes Titan the third body in the Solar System where dust storms have been observed – the other two […]

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IGOSat students receive Labex governance

This summer, members of UnivEarthS’ governance team took a full tour of the IGOSAT nanosatellite project and met the students who are driving this scientific adventure. Antoine Kouchner, Sotiris Loucatos, Eleni Chatzichristou and Clémence Epitalon were welcomed by Hana Benhizia, engineer and project manager, who accompanied them to students working on the nanosatellite in the editing room, computer room and […]

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