Evidence of Water Ice from VIRTIS

The latest results from mission Rosetta were published today on Nature: traces of water ice have been found on comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the italian VIRTIS spectrometer in two different areas of the Imhotep region. For more information: read Media INAF article (in italian) or ESA article (in english)

Name site J with Rosetta!

Today, on the 16th of October ESA launches its Landing Site Naming Competition, organized in Italy by ASI and INAF, a contest to find a name for the landing site of the lander Philae of the Rosetta mission on comet 67P/C-G. Until the 22nd of October at 23.59, it is possibile to suggest your prefered name to win a trip …