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Newman Outlasts Rockridge In Battle of State Ranked Powers

Sterling Newman gets past Rockridge, 20-14.  The Comets used a punt return to set up good field position, which led to the go-ahead touchdown. 19 more words


Lucy in the sky with diamonds. #CometDiamonds #Younger Dryas

Diamonds. Millions of them, for free. Unfortunately they are microscopic but it turns out they are evidence of a catastrophic climate change that occurred about 13,000 years ago known as the Younger Dryas event. 135 more words


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


European Space Agency selects five possible landing sites for Rosetta mission

(This annotated image depicts four of the five potential landing sites for Rosetta’s Philae lander – Photo Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team et al)

Using detailed information collected by the Rosetta spacecraft during its first two weeks orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency have identified five candidate landing sites for the robotic Philae lander which will make history and descend from Rosetta and land on the comet’s nucleus in November. 714 more words