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Photos from the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet

On Wednesday, for the first time ever, a human spacecraft made a controlled rendezvous with acomet. This is what it saw as it approached:

For generations of people raised on sci-fi movies, the video might not look like a huge deal. 352 more words


2014 08 25 - C/2014 E2 (Jacques)

This long-period comet was an easy spot in the constellation Cassiopeia at 10.7 magnitude. The coma was bright and dense. Its outer edges were diffuse and there appeared to be a very faint elongation to the SSE. 7 more words

Comets & Asteroids

Rosetta: Landing Site Search Narrows

Using detailed information collected by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft during its first two weeks at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, five locations have been identified as candidate sites to set down the Philae lander in November – the first time a landing on a comet has ever been attempted. 141 more words


Potential landing sites on the comet nucleus

The lander Philae, currently attached to the European Space Agency spacecraft Rosetta, will make its descent towards the surface of the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in early November. 644 more words


The Winter of 1682 to 1683: Comets, Crainroch and the Terrible Conjunction

And now for something completely different…the Scottish weather in the 1680s. At that time, there was more to the weather than simply a record of rainfall or the motions of the heavens… 311 more words


Episode 3: Symbols of an Alien Sky: The Electric Comet (Full Documentary) Thunderbolts Project

URGENT: PLEASE READ THIS. The video presented here is still in development. For the present listing of credits (being developed simultaneously with extensive scientific review), see our credits page: 495 more words

The Sun And Outer Space

Drum Up

I put so much effort into my work on a daily basis. So much so that I find it strange when family doesn’t support the struggle. 702 more words