What lies beneath the far side of the Moon?
A new technique for processing lunar radar data has allowed scientists to see what lies beneath the surface of the Moon in the clearest ever detail.
Mars experts deliver Scotland's first postgrad in Planetary Sciences
The University of Aberdeen has launched Scotland's first taught postgraduate degree programme in planetary sciences, with the aim of addressing the skills and knowledge gap in the rapidly growing UK space sector.
Planetary scientists discover that Venus's clouds cannot support life
Life is not possible in Venus's clouds, according to research by an international team including scientists at the University of Aberdeen.
University signs agreement to develop Covid-19 ventilator in Africa
A ventilator developed by space scientists at the University of Aberdeen is to be used in the fight against Covid-19 in Africa.
Article in the top 100 microbiology Scientific Reports papers of 2019
One of the papers published by academics from the Department of Planetary Science: Aeolian transport of viable microbial life across the Atacama Desert, Chile: Implications for Mars has received 2426 article downloads in 2019, placing it as one of the top 100 downloaded microbiology papers for Scientific Reports in 2019.
Building KORE in 20 seconds
Watch the Planetary Science Group building the KORE Rover
HABIT and the ExoMars environmental tests in France
The HabitAbility: Brines, Irradiance and Temperature (HABIT) instrument developed by the Planetary Science Group at the is undergoing the ExoMars environmental tests.
Planetary Science Group involved in the EUROPLANET 2024 research project
Europlanet has launched a 10 million Euro project, the Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure (RI), to provide open access to the world's largest collection of planetary simulation and analysis facilities, as well as a global network of small telescopes, data services, and community support activities. Europlanet 2024 RI aims to widen...
Oxygen fluctuations on Mars a mystery for scientists to solve
Over the course of nearly six years, the instrument SAM (Sample Analysis of Mars) at NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover has acquired atmospheric composition measurements of the air of Gale Crater on Mars. The results from the study has been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets. Two of the authors are...
FORUM: a mission selected by ESA to view the Earth with different eyes
ESA has chosen the Far-infrared-Outgoing-Radiation Understanding and Monitoring (FORUM) mission to be the ninth Earth Explorer mission. FORUM will measure from space, for the first time ever, the radiation emitted from Earth across the entire far-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum (15-100-micron range, which has never been done from space...