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The Conquest of the Universe

There’s a film from 1955 about a rocket ship leaving a space station for the first trip to Mars, entitled “The Conquest of Space.”  That’s partly where I got the idea for this title. 727 more words

Over our head.

Sometimes I like to sit on the balcony in the dark and watch the sky.

I am fascinated by those points of light up there; I fascinate me imagine being able to skim the galaxy with the fingertips, as if over my head, instead of a starry sky, there was only a veil covered with flowers cold. 37 more words


Return of a Comet

It’s cold but people are outside their lawns looking up the bewitching night sky filled with stars. Clouds were cleared as if even nature is preparing for the return of the Halley’s Comet. 760 more words


Rosetta’s Philae Lander: New Discoveries in Science The...

Rosetta’s Philae Lander: New Discoveries in Science

The Philae lander has provided much information about comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s surface structure from the ROsetta Lander Imaging System – or ROLIS camera – a copy of which can be found at the German Space Agency, DLR, in Berlin.

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Do comet fractures drive surface evolution?

(Phys.org) — Extreme thermal stresses experienced by a comet as it orbits around the Sun could explain the extensive fracturing thought to drive its long-term surface erosion, say Rosetta scientists analysing high-resolution images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s surface. 11 more words

Solar System

Organics Detected on Rosetta’s Comet Comet...

Organics Detected on Rosetta’s Comet

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reaches its closest point to the Sun (perihelion) on August 13, 2015 and Rosetta will be there to see what happens.

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A couple of comets that are visible at the moment

Comet C/2014 Q1 (PanSTARRS)

Inverted to show tail detail

Comet C/2013 US10  (Catalina)