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Horsham's little "gems"

I know, I know it’s been a while. There has been plenty of happenings, most of them in my head. Brainstorming. How to create something out of nothing. 426 more words


Guest video: The Philae Lander

In a few weeks, Rosetta is going to attempt to land Philae on a comet nucleus. No one knows what they will find, even if the comet’s surface is solid enough to withstand the touchdown. 15 more words

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A Comet and a Spacecraft and a Lander

I’ve been staring at this picture for many minutes now, and keep asking “can you believe it?”

This looks like a scene from a movie, but it’s not. 166 more words


Amazing photos of Comet 67P/C-G from the Rosetta spacecraft

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta robotic spacecraft, currently in orbit around the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, recently took these amazing close-up pictures of C-G’s surface. Check them out: 290 more words


Constant Science: The Perils of Rosetta

It’s Monday, and that means that it’s time for a new episode of our vlog series, which we have newly rechristened “Constant Science,” because that is a way cooler name than “Science Talks.” This week I talk with great enthusiasm all about the Rosetta space probe, currently in orbit around a freakin’ comet! 23 more words



Few things could be more fascinating or demanding in the history of European space travel than the Rosetta comet mission. Launched on 2 March 2004, the spacecraft set off on its 10-year journey to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. 49 more words

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