Tags » Comets

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

Amateur Astromy

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.

New Music

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


Rosetta discovers its target is actually a 'double' comet

(Rotating view of comet 67P – Photo Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team et al)

New pictures aquired by European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft have revealed that the probe’s target, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is not one but two objects joined together.

Outside Our Solar System

Meet the heart of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko!

Our new images from the camera system OSIRIS on ESA’s spacecraft Rosetta shows that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has a spectacularly shaped nucleus! The nucleus consists of two large pieces with different shape, connected at a small contact surface. 364 more words


Comet ISON'S Dramatic Final Hours

A new analysis of data from the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft has revealed that comet 2012/S1 (ISON) stopped producing dust and gas shortly before it raced past the Sun and disintegrated. 105 more words