Operation Leonids Meteor Storm: ESA Scientists Search For Shooting Stars In The Southern Hemisphere

Press Release From: European Space Agency
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2001

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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