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Rosetta's on board cameras capture even more details of comet 67P

(Some of the latest images of comet 67P – Photo Credit: ESA)

9 days and just over 2000 kilometres separate the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and now the comet’s largest features are beginning to stand out in the space craft’s OSIRIS narrow angle camera. 324 more words


Identifying The Sky: Asteroids, Meteors, and Planets

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Space Sunday. I know it is late one day, but I just got home last night and was too tired to do much of anything. 553 more words


Some Coming Attractions: two comets and a dwarf planet

It’s been a while since I put a post together. I thought some of the space exploration highlights to come were worth a note, so here are a few I’m watching develop. 320 more words


Where Were You on the Nights of July 16th to 22nd, 1994?

If you were an amateur astronomer back then with access to just about any kind of telescope, there is only one answer to the title question (unless you were clouded out) – observing Jupiter. 505 more words

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Listen: Ladada - "Coin Toss"

Following last months release of “Comets” comes the faster paced, fuzzier “Coin Toss”.  It’s jangly and in-your-face, yet remains poppy and melodically pleasing. Ladada is a genuine good time and I’m very excited for the self-titled debut EP to hit shelves on August 5th via Gold Robot Records. Listen to “Coin Toss” below.

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Rosetta mission approaching its comet for August 8 arrival - movie

From a press release of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, July 17, 2014:
As ESA’s spacecraft Rosetta is slowly approaching its destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (see p. 360 more words


The dual personality of Comet 67P/C-G - movie

Adapted from an ESA press release, July 17, 2014:
New images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reveal an extraordinarily irregular shape (see p. 213). It has become clear that this is no ordinary comet. 260 more words