IAPS instruments and projects for Solar System's exploration

Vesta’s first thermal map

March 24th, 2014 | Posted by admin in all news | dawn - (0 Comments)

The first map of the thermal properties of asteroid Vesta was published in an article of the Geophysical Research Letters. The map was made thanks to the data collected by VIR, the spectrometer built at IAPS, flying onboard Dawn mission.  

To know more, read this article (in italian) 

Olivine on Vesta

November 6th, 2013 | Posted by admin in all news | dawn - (0 Comments)

In a recent article published on Nature by Eleonora Ammannito and other authors from INAF IAPS, olivine was mapped on asteroid Vesta using hyperspectral data collected by instrument VIR onboard mission Dawn. This newly discovered distribution suggests a complex evolutionary history for Vesta.

The article on Media INAF (in italian) Link
The article on Nature Link
Learn more about VIR and Dawn Link

A study of the early Solar System

March 25th, 2013 | Posted by admin in all news | dawn - (0 Comments)

A study of the bombardement period of the young solar system . A study on Nature Geoscience, guided by Simone Marchi, with the collaboration of Maria Cristina De Sanctis (INAF-IAPS) of the Dawn team.

Link to the article (in italian): Link