A giant impact: solving the mystery of how Mars’ moons formed

Where did the two natural satellites of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, come from? For a long time, their shape suggested that they were asteroids captured by Mars. However, the shape and course of their orbits contradict this hypothesis. Two independent and complementary studies provide an answer to this question. One of these studies, to be published in The Astrophysical Journal […]

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UnivEarthS Fall School 2016 : application’s beginning

UnivEarthS is a laboratory of excellence (Labex) funded by the  french Future Investments Program. Interdisciplinary project combining geosciences and astrosciences, UnivEarthS includes an educational dimension. Since 2014, the Labex organizes an autumn school, inviting 30 participants in a course of one week on an exceptionnal location. The school’s goal is to provide training and a meeting point for students in […]

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IGOSat: the nanosatellite a step further

IGOSat (Ionospheric & Gamma-ray observations SATellite) is the first CubeSat project leaded by Labex UnivEarthS and Université Paris Diderot. Since the project began, more than 200 students participated in its design, which takes another step by reaching the end of phase B. CNES uses the term “phase” to describe the evolution of life of a product, from the expression of […]

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2016 Newcomers’ Day

During this year, UnivEarthS continued to hire new people and affirmed its recruitment dynamics, integrating new skills within Labex. The management of UnivEarthS wishes to gather new recruits during a meeting of exchanges, followed by a convivial lunch. This event takes place approximately once a year to allow newcomers to get to know the members of the project and to […]

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