on my webpage! I’m a spacecraft analyst at the European Space Operations Centre via Telespazio Germany GmbH. In particular, I am a member of a large team operating Earth Explorer spacecrafts. In the past I have worked as an astrophysicist studing accreting neutron stars and cosmological neutrino sources. For more details please have a look at the “About me” menu.
ESA Space Science News
Webb study reveals rocky planets can form in extreme environments
An international team of astronomers have used the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope to provide the first observation of water and other molecules in the inner, rocky-planet-forming regions of a disc in one of the most extreme environments in our galaxy.
Space Team Europe for Euclid: Laurent Brouard
Focus on Euclid with Laurent Brouard: “I’m going to show you what a telescope that we send into space looks like.
ESA’s Cheops helps unlock rare six-planet system
Space Team Europe for Euclid: Guadalupe Cañas Herrera
Focus on Euclid with Guadalupe Cañas Herrera: “I’m exactly where I’ve always wanted to be.
Space Team Europe for Euclid: Henk Hoekstra
Henk Hoekstra, professor of observational cosmology at Leiden University, the Netherlands, shares his professional trajectory linked to weak gravitational lensing, a technique used by ESA’s Euclid mission.
A prominent protostar in Perseus
This new Picture of the Month from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope reveals intricate details of the Herbig Haro object 797 (HH 797).
Space Team Europe for Euclid: Jean-Charles Cuillandre
Focus on Euclid with Jean-Charles Cuillandre: “What we see in the first Euclid images is a promise of what will come in the future.
‘The making of Juice’: the story behind the film
One giant planet. Three icy moons. An eight-year journey. One special spacecraft.Building a mission to Jupiter took years of planning and thousands of people. Now that Juice is finally en route to its destination, our documentary ‘The making of Juice’ takes a look behind the scenes at the development and testing of the spacecraft in the three years leading up to launch. We hear from Juice Project Manager, Giuseppe Sarri, about how and why the film was made.
The making of Juice: the film
One giant planet.
Webb reveals new features in heart of the Milky Way
The latest image from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope shows a portion of the dense centre of our galaxy in unprecedented detail, including never-before-seen features astronomers have yet to explain. The star-forming region, named Sagittarius C (Sgr C), is about 300 light-years from the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*.
Hubble measures the size of the nearest transiting Earth-sized planet
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has measured the size of the nearest Earth-sized exoplanet that passes across the face of a neighbouring star. This alignment, called a transit, opens the door to follow-on studies to see what kind of atmosphere, if any, the rocky world might have.
Webb, Hubble combine to create most colourful view of Universe
The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have united to study an expansive galaxy cluster known as MACS0416.
No tricks, just treats
This month, Webb presents not one, but two spectacular treats… for the eyes.
Webb spots quartz crystals in clouds of exoplanet WASP-17b
This is a transmission spectrum of the hot gas giant exoplanet WASP-17 b captured by the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope's innovative Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) on 12–13 March 2023.
Webb captures an ethereal view of NGC 346
NGC 346 (MIRI image)