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Philae's destination has been chosen!

This is a few days old, but it’s still worth talking about.  The Rosetta mission team has selected the primary landing target for the Philae lander: 207 more words

Space

Why is Rosetta's comet spewing jets of water?

  • Jets of water vapour have been spotted in images of Rosetta’s comet target
  • The material is being shot into space, but it’s unclear why it appears as ‘jets’
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2014

The (Seven) Wonders of the Solar System

I have read some days ago a nice article on IO9 discussing the Seven Wonders of the Solar System – from the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World of which only the Great Pyramid of Giza remains standing.   1,044 more words

Astro(physics)

#Rosetta comet landing site identified - J marks the spot - an annotated infographic

Scientists have selected a landing site on the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for the first-ever comet landing attempt in November.

Dubbed ‘Site J’, the spot where the Philae lander carried by the Rosetta spacecraft will attempt to touch down lies on the head of the comet. 121 more words

Technology

Rosetta Coming in for Landing

For the last 10 years the Rosetta spacecraft has been speeding across the solar system in order to attempt a first for humanities space exploration. The craft is preparing to rendezvous with the comet 67P (Churyumov-Gerasimenko) with a schedule of landing on the 11th November 2014. 479 more words

Landing site chosen for historic comet mission

TORONTO – The European Space Agency has chosen a landing site for its historic Rosetta comet mission.

In just under two months the Philae lander, part of the… 231 more words

Science