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Five reasons future space travel should explore asteroids

While the world reflects on the first flight to the moon and our future on Mars, Dr Dimitri Veras and James Blake from Warwick's astrophysics department think asteroids – the so-called “minor planets” – deserve recognition. Here’s why.

Thu 31 Oct 2019, 10:00 | Tags: Habitability, CEH, asteroids, Astrobiology, KnowledgeCentre, article

Five reasons future space travel should explore asteroids

Dr Dimitri Veras and James Blake of the Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability make the case for space travel to asteroids in this article for The Conversation.

Fri 05 Jul 2019, 12:00 | Tags: CEH, asteroids, Astrobiology, KnowledgeCentre, article

Pondering panspermia - how life could travel through space

James Blake, a postgraduate student in the Warwick Astronomy & Astrophysics Group, gives an overview of his summer project researching the topic of panspermia and applying the theory to the exciting TRAPPIST-1 planetary system.


Implications of the interstellar object 1I/'Oumuamua for planetary dynamics and planetesimal formation

A new study, involving CEH member Dimitri Veras, examines the implications fo newly discovered solar system interloper 'Oumuamua for hypotheses of planetary dynamics.

This work was published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 476, Issue 3, p.3031-3038

CEH members involved: Dimitri Veras


Interstellar Object ’Oumuamua as an Extinct Fragment of an Ejected Cometary Planetesimal

CEH member Dimitri Veras was part of a team investigating the possibility that 'Oumuamua might have been part of a comet.

This work was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 856, Number 1

Open access link: arXiv

CEH members involved: Dimitri Veras