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ARIEL Celebrations

Start: Jun 26, 2018 04:00 PM
End: Jun 26, 2018 06:00 PM

Location: Physics rooms E1/E3/E7, UCL

Artist's impression of ARIEL on its way to Lagrange Point 2. Credit: ESA/STFC RAL Space/UCL/Europlanet-Science Office

On Tuesday 26 June 2018 we will be celebrating ESA's selection of ARIEL (the Atmospheric Remote-Sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey) as the next medium-class science mission!

The telescope to study the atmospheres of planets beyond our Solar System will be launched by the European Space Agency in the late 2020s. The venture will be led scientifically by our very own, Giovanna Tinetti. ARIEL will use a metre-sized mirror and instrumentation designed to analyse, in visible and infrared light, the chemical make-up of the gases that shroud distant worlds, or exoplanets as they are known. This information should provide insights on how certain types of planets come to form around particular stars.

The celebrations will include a presentation, speeches and refreshments. We hope that you are able to join us!

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