The incredible adventures of the Hera mission | Creating a crater
Meet Hera, our very own asteroid detective. Together with two small CubeSats – Milani the rock decoder and Juventas the radar visionary – Hera is off on an adventure to explore Didymos, a double asteroid system that is typical of the thousands that pose an impact risk to planet Earth.
Suitable for space enthusiasts young and old, this episode of ‘The incredible adventures of the Hera mission’ is all about craters. What are they? Why are they important? Why is NASA’s DART spacecraft about to collide with an asteroid to create the Solar System’s newest – and perhaps most important – crater? And why do we need Hera to unveil the secrets of this crater?
Episode 1: Presenting Hera https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Videos/2021/06/The_Incredible_Adventures_of_the_Hera_mission_presenting_Hera
Episode 2: The curious case of the missing planet https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Videos/2021/11/The_Incredible_Adventures_of_the_Hera_mission_Episode_2#.YyCqp2kX89E.link
Credit: ESA/Science Office
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Beautiful videos ESA!
Great videos as always☺️
I love these animations! I look forward to the impact of DART with Dirmophos and the crater analysis by the Hera mission.
Science: destroy stuff and look at the effects! Only one problem, you'll need sophisticated spacecrafts… 😎
I love ESA.This video is so cool and so is the science mission.
Great video !😊
Send me to the mars please!
Kudos to the animators 👏👏👏
1:56 Wikipedia tells me (and I think the video didn't) that Hera is to be launched in 2026!?
Will all this material stick around for Hera to detect since DART struck Dimorphos just a couple of weeks ago?