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A Comet in Color ...

… but not a very much color. Rosetta’s OSIRIS team have produced a color image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it would be seen by the human eye. 64 more words


Rosetta advancing the reputation of science

The glare of attention of the world’s media has passed on to other things, but I’ve been wondering what’s up with the Rosetta mission.

Initial jubilation at a successful landing on the distant comet turned to dismay when the Philae Lander came to rest in the shadow of a cliff edge, meaning that it doesn’t receive enough solar energy to charge its rechargeable batteries. 224 more words

Engineering Projects

Landing on a comet

I must say, I was very intrigued with the whole landing-on-a-comet mission from the European Space Agency (ESA – Europe’s NASA). It spurred memories of the asteroid busting movie “Armageddon”. 367 more words


2014: The year science fiction became science reality

TORONTO – This year marked a return to space.

And it wasn’t just about NASA. The interest in space has extended around the globe, to countries that, at the dawn of the American space program in the 1950s, would never have been considered to appear on the worldwide stage. 889 more words


This week(ish) in space...

Curiosity has sniffed some methane on Mars. It has also found some Chlorobenzene. The jury is still out, but we are getting increasingly close to finally giving David Bowie an answer. 132 more words


This year in outer space!


As I am sure you are aware this our first post to our blog, and we wanted to start off on a positive note, looking back at the biggest space achievements this year.  435 more words


"just landed on a comet!" A #CometLanding Archive

Rosetta ’s Philae lander successfully made the first soft landing on a comet nucleus when it touched down on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday 12 November 2014 “just after 8 a.m. 212 more words