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The Story of Rosetta, Philae and a Comet.

Something truly historical happened today and it has nothing to due with the elections, Ebola or a Kardashian. Can we all just appreciate that for moment?… 515 more words

Rosetta Mission Close Encounter

Less than 24 hours before descend to comet 67P…

Will Philae make it to the surface?

Finally, 10 years after launch, the Rosetta spacecraft is at destination and ready to release its lander Philae. 318 more words


Sunday Suggestion - Alice Gold - How Long Can These Streets Be Empty

Alice Gold is the stage name of Alice McLaughlin from London. She’s very much known for being a purveyor of catchy and rhythmic pop and guitar pop that’s often tied together by her at times soulful and powerful vocal that she often delivers without any qualms. 116 more words


Mars Orbiter Beams Back Images of Comet's Surprisingly Tiny Nucleus

astroengine writes The High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has become the first instrument orbiting Mars to beam back images of comet Siding Spring’s nucleus and coma. 107 more words


A Space Simulator Like No Other!!

I discovered this game whilst searching for articles on the Space Shuttle in the middle of 2006. I stumbled on a space simulator called Orbiter and upon discovering the that the program was free I immediately downloaded it. 747 more words


Image of the Day: 25/9/14

(Photo Credit: NASA/MAVEN/Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado)

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has obtained its first observations of the extended upper atmosphere surrounding Mars. 219 more words


Mars Orbiter and India

Mars Orbiter takes India to dizzying heights in Space research. You would have already read a lot about technical intricacies of the mission, so I would not elaborate on that. 168 more words