Dust particles from afar
25 years ago, the Ulysses spacecraft was launched into space. Now, for the first time its complete set of measurements of interstellar dust has been analyzed. When in 1990 the solar probe Ulysses embarked on its 19-year-long exploration tour, the participating researchers turned their attention not only to our Sun, but also to significantly smaller research objects: interstellar dust particles advancing from the depth of space into our solar system. Ulysses was the first mission with the goal to measure these tiny visitors and successfully detected more than 900 of them. Researchers under the leadership of the Max Planck Institute for Solar ystem Research (MPS) in Germany and the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Switzerland present a comprehensive analysis of this largest data set of interstellar particles in three articles published today in the magazine “The Astrophysical Journal”. Their conclusion: Within the solar system velocity and flight direction of the dust particles can change more strongly than previously thought.
Space Science Series of ISSI
Volume 50: The Magnetodiscs and Aurorae of Giants Planets
edited by K. Szego, N. Achilleos, Ch. Arridge, S. Badman, P. Delamere, D. Grodent, M.G. Kivelson, P. Louarn
Reprinted from Reviews in Space Science Volume 187, 1-4, 2015
The book is also available as eBook.
The Annual Report summarizes the activities, publications, financial overview etc. of the 20th business year. Hard copies are available from the ISSI Secretary.
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Alpbach Summer School 2015
Sixty European science and engineering students from 19 of ESA’s 22 Member States attended the 2015 Alpbach Summer School, held in the Austrian Tyrol. This year’s meeting, held from 14 to 23 July, focused on quantum and fundamental physics in space.
The School Report
Pro ISSI Talk "Titan; The Moon that Thinks It's a Planet "
with John Zarnecki on October 28, 2015
John Zarnecki, ISSI Direktor, wird zum grössten Saturnmond Titan referieren. Der Vortrag findet am 28. Oktober 2015, um 18.15 Uhr am ISSI statt und ist in englischer Sprache.
John Zarnecki, ISSI Director, will talk about the largest moon of Saturn: Titan. The presentation will take place on 28th October 2015, 18.15h at ISSI.
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