Category: Science

The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected the Venus orbiter EnVision as the fifth medium-class mission within its Cosmic Vision program. It marks the beginning of a new era of Venus exploration—last week NASA already announced two new missions to Earth’ sister planet. SRON and TU Delft are part of the EnVision consortium. The spacecraft […]
Researchers of the faculty of Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft are involved in four of the eight new projects that will start within the Dutch planetary and exo-planetary programme ‘PEPSci’. That was decided by the NWO Domain Science Board last month. The projects include research into the icy moon Enceladus, the properties of exomoons and […]
During his Master thesis research, Victor Trees discovered a new method to detect oceans on exoplanets: spectropolarimetry, or measuring the vibrational directions of planet-light in different colours. Together with his supervisor, associate professor Planetary Sciences, Daphne Stam, Victor wrote an article about it, titled ‘Blue, white, and red ocean planets. Simulations of orbital variations in […]