January 2015

New Horizons at Pluto

New Horizons is the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt of icy, rocky mini-worlds on the solar system’s outer frontier. This animation follows the New Horizons spacecraft as leaves Earth after its January 2006 launch, through a gravity-assist flyby of Jupiter in February 2007, to the encounter with Pluto and its moons in summer 2015.

Jupiter and Io, taken in 2007 by New Horizons probe on the way to Pluto

The New Horizon probe is a NASA mission that was launched in 2006 and is due to arrive at Pluto in 2015.  This probe will explore the outer regions of our solar system.  In 2007 New Horizons reached Jupito as part of a swing-by manouver to gain more speed to reach Pluto.  One of the advantages of this manouver can be seen above - a spectacular image of Jupiter and her moon Io, as well as others including images of a 200 mile high plume from the active Tvashtar volcano (below).

The Venn Diagram of Working Life Enlightment

Ever wondered what your perfect work/life balance would look like?

Based on the two emotive principles of need and want mixed with the practicality of the skills that you have learnt up until this point, it is possible to discover what your purpose is.  At the very least providing a litmus test on your current fulfillment in the work/life balance.



Testing ESA's Mercury mission

Europe’s Mercury mission is moved through ESA’s ESTEC Test Centre in this new video, positioning it for testing inside the largest vacuum chamber in Europe, for a trial by vacuum.