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Perseverance collects the first Martian sounds

Nasa’s Perseverance robot, which has been roaming the surface of Mars since February 2021, has recorded for the first time the “sound environment” of the Red Planet. An international team […]

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ECLAIRs and MXT, the two French telescopes of the SVOM mission, ready to leave for China

Initiated in 2006, approved in 2013 by the French and Chinese leaders, the SVOM (Space-based Multi-band Variable astronomical Objects Monitor) mission will take off in June 2023 from the Chinese […]

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The means of observation in astronomy have a major carbon footprint

The carbon footprint of research activities in astronomy-astrophysics is a growing concern for those involved in the field. Recent studies have estimated the greenhouse gas emissions associated with astronomers’ business […]

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Mars: The Curiosity rover delivers new observations of the geological history of Aeolis Mons

For nearly ten years, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been exploring the Martian soil with the objective of studying the potential past habitability of the Red Planet. Today, the international scientific […]

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Happy Birthday Perseverance, one year already and the consecration of the millionth laser shot on Mars

Just one year ago, on the evening of February 18, 2021, the Perseverance rover of the Mars2020 mission landed in the Jezero crater on Mars. On board, the Franco-American SuperCam […]

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Athena School Announcement

We are pleased to announce the first edition of the Athena School: “The Universe in the era of spatially resolved, high-resolution, X-ray spectroscopy”. This CNRS thematic school will be held […]

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Paradise: a new research infrastructure for space mission preparation

Perseverance, the rover that searches for life on Mars; JWST, the space telescope that will succeed Hubble; Juice, the mission that will observe Jupiter and its moons: these are some […]

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Harvest of scientific results for the Solar Orbiter mission

For a mission that has just entered its primary science phase, Solar Orbiter has already produced many remarkable results. Published on December 14, 2021, a special issue of Astronomy and […]

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Green light for the latest developments of the PLATO mission

ESA’s PLATO mission has been given the green light to continue its development after a successful critical review on January 11, 2022. PLATO, or PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars, […]