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Philae's landing site selected

On September 10, the ESA spacecraft Rosetta finally entered a circular orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at a distance of 30 kilometers, after having traveled in a triangular pattern 50-100 kilometers from the nucleus since August 6. 403 more words


From SPACE.com: "Comets: Formation, Discovery and Exploration"


November 15, 2010
Charles Q. Choi

Comets – Overview

A comet is an icy body that releases gas or dust. They are often compared to dirty snowballs, though recent research has led some scientists to call them snowy dirtballs. 1,432 more words

Basic Research

Newman continues to roll, defeat BV

The Newman Comets move to 3-0 with a 50-6 win over Bureau Valley. 18 more words


Image of the Day: 12/9/14

(Photo Credit: ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA)

Using the CIVA imaging system on board the Philae lander, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has managed to snap a ‘selfie’ of itself. 157 more words

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From NASA: "First Map of Rosetta's Comet"


Scientists have found that the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko — the target of study for the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission — can be divided into several regions, each characterized by different classes of features. 878 more words

Basic Research

Image of the Day: 9/9/14

(ESO captured this picture of the comet from Chile – Photo Credit: Colin Snodgrass/ESO/ESA)

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has recently become the subject of a number of images from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft… 247 more words

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C/2014 E2 (Jacques)

Hmmmm, is it me or has our summer gone by way too fast?. Seems like it was just last week I was minding the garden. Now,between working and trying to get some home chores taken care of. 177 more words