The Leonid meteors are coming – again! And this time, ESA scientists
will be avidly awaiting their arrival from the other side of the world,
in the Australian outback.

In addition to their studies of the meteor shower, the team intends to
test a new prototype of an instrument that is being developed for
future planetary missions to Mars, Mercury and the Moon.

Over the next few weeks, their adventures and discoveries will be
posted on the ESA science web site, so … watch this space!
(or rather, visit

In the meantime, read about why they are going to Australia and what
they intend to do there.

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