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Oded Aharonson

landing site

The main scientific instrument aboard the tiny craft completed its first measurement 

Israel’s First Moon Mission Will Conduct Scientific Measurements

The 15-minute landing sequence of the Israeli Moon lander “Beresheet” will be crucial for measuring the lunar magnetic field

Raluca Rufu

One of the moons of the planet Neptune is too big, too far out, and rotates in the "wrong" direction

Mars impact

A new Institute study suggests "Trojan" asteriods were born in a giant impact 

Moon formation

New simulations challenge the idea that the Moon was born of a single giant collision


Proxima Centauri b

Weizmann Institute of Science researcher is a part of the team that discovered a planet with an Earth-like mass orbiting in the habitable zone of...

SpaceIL and the Weizmann Institute will host an online space trivia game leading up to...
TEDx WeizmannInstitute

Scientists, science educators and students will be speaking at the conference

Image from the Voyager II flyby of Neptune in August 1989 (NASA). In the middle is the Great Dark Spot, accompanied by bright, white clouds that undergo rapid changes in appearance. To the south of the Great Dark Spot is the bright feature that Voyager scientists nicknamed "Scooter." Still farther south is the feature called "Dark Spot 2," which has a bright core. As each feature moves eastward at a different velocity, they are rarely aligned this way. Wind velocities near the equator are westward, reaching

Weizmann Institute researchers and their colleagues set an upper limit for the thickness of...

The lunar nearside (left) is a contrast between dark (craters) and light (mountains) surfaces that has been fancied as the Man in the Moon. Lunar terrain types are still designated by their 17th century name maria and terra (brighter features also known as uplands or highlands; right).  Images by NASA.
Is there a reason why this particular half of the Moon locked with Earth, or was it pure coincidence that it didn’t “turn its...