- 6 Aug 2014
Stunning Images from Rosetta Show Closeup Views of Comet ...
Rosetta has arrived! After traveling more than ten years, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft reached comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko long journey through space. These most recent images shared from the Rosetta team were obtained ...
ESA's Rosetta space probe makes historic arrival at comet
After a 10-year chase, the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe has reached its target: arriving at the comet where it will make history by entering into orbit and then ...
Rosetta comet rendezvous
After a decade chasing its target, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft on Wednesday (Aug. 6) arrived at the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where it's set to make history by entering orbit and landing a ...
Paul Steinhardt Disowns Inflation, the Theory He Helped C...
Is the theory at the heart of modern cosmology deeply flawed? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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ALMA Pinpoints Pluto to Guide New Horizons Mission to Dis...
Pluto may just be the guiding "star" that NASA's spacecraft needs. Astronomers are using ALMA to make high-precision measurements of Pluto's location and orbit in order to help guide the ...
What Rosetta does now
Tweet The animation below was updated just yesterday and shows a precise rendering of the orbit that Rosetta will now follow. This animation starts off with today's thruster burn and ...
The cosmic sneakers keep on coming! This pair is from ked...
The cosmic sneakers keep on coming! This pair is from keds available at Journeys is as pink as the day is long and are on sale! Astronomical objects are often ...
Hidden gender bias still influences physics field
This article appeared in Fermilab Today on Aug. 6, 2014. Yale University astrophysicist Meg Urry spoke about gender bias in science at the July 30 Fermilab Colloquium. Photo: Lauren Biron ...
A New View of the Sky
Issue Editor Lee Billings introduces the “Secrets of the Universe” special edition -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Saturn moon may host its own Dead Sea
A lab model of hydrocarbon lakes on Titan shows the liquids may be saturated with benzene, with underground cave networks carved out of its deposits
These Mercury Crater Pictures Look Like Amazing Abstract ...
We’re lucky to have a spacecraft looking at Mercury and sending back information like this. NASA’s MESSENGER satellite just beamed back these images of three craters on the hplanet — ...
One Universe at a T...
High Stakes Lab
In my introductory physics courses, I occasionally implement what I call “high stakes labs.” Take a set of measurements for a devices such as a ball launcher, use those results ...
Holly Branson Likely Out of First SpaceShipTwo Commercial...
It would seem that Richard Branson’s daughter Holly will not be joining her famous father and brother Sam on the first SpaceShipTwo commercial flight, which is scheduled for the end ...
The New York Times
Storm Chasing on Saturn
The sun is slowly rising over Saturn’s North Pole, exposing an immense six-sided hurricane. The storm, big enough to swallow four Earths, was first spotted by the Voyager missions in ...
The New York Times
Out There: Storm Chasing on Saturn
In its latest spins around the ringed planet, NASA’s Cassini craft has focused on a lesser known but hardly less mysterious feature: a hexagon vortex.
Mars Missions Update at AIAA Space 2014
The Past is Prologue to the Future When It Comes to the Next Decade of Mars Exploration, SpaceRef "Past missions, and in some case the spare parts of past missions, ...
Cool your jets: NASA's quantum spaceship is doubtful
A research paper suggesting the possibility of a futuristic spaceship engine is most likely the result of an experimental error, says Phil Plait
Where Exactly Is Pluto? Pinpoint Precision Needed For New...
When you have a spacecraft that takes the better part of a decade to get to its destination, it’s really, really important to make sure you have an accurate fix ...
Anne's Astronomy Ne...
Anne’s Image of Today: Dark Cloud Lupus 3
August 6, 2014 Lupus 3, a dark cloud in Scorpius Image Credit: ESO/F. Comeron Lupus 3 is a dark, star-forming cloud with an associated cluster of brilliant stars, located about ...
Rosetta in orbit, shoots incredible close-up views of com...
I know I’ve said this before, but WOW! I’ll step out of the way so you can enjoy these spectacular photos taken today when the Rosetta spacecraft arrived at comet ...
The particle with two names: The J/ψ Vector Meson. Again, under 500 words. Trident decay of J/Psi Credit: SLAC/NOVA Hi All, The J/ψ (or J/psi) is a very special particle. ...
All About Space
Why do some telescopes make artificial stars?
When the European Southern Observatory needs a star, it just creates its own Once the VLT has calibrated its telescopes with the Laser Guide Star, it can detect objects four ...
Stunning Images From Rosetta
ESA Releases Stunning New Images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, ESA Marc's note: ESA has released these detailed images from Rosetta of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko now that it's in "orbit". The images use ...
Postcards from Rosetta
Tweet The images confirm it: Rosetta has now really arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko! Holger Sierks from the OSIRIS team just presented two new views of the comet in stunning close ...
Rosetta arrives – and sends images of 'superstar comet'
After a 10-year journey, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe has reached comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and sent back tantalising photos
Rosetta comet rendezvous is a triumph for the European Sp...
Rosetta has arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. One of the most audacious space missions in decades, it is designed to reveal clues to the origins of the solar system, our home ...
Latest Images of Comet 67P from the arrival of Rosetta
Arrival image (screen capture) click to embiggenclose up of end of cometArrival image just from the press conference on Rosetta nad 67P, just downloaded and processed, also an end image, ...
Comets and asteroid...
Rosetta has arrived at comet 67P!
After an epic 10-year journey, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft arrived today August 06, 2014 at comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko becoming the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet. Launched in ...
Nanowerk Space Expl...
Triangulum galaxy snapped by VST
The VLT Survey Telescope at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured a beautifully detailed image of the galaxy Messier 33. This nearby spiral, the second closest large galaxy to ...
Discovery News - Sp...
Rosetta Probe Makes Historic Comet Rendezvous
It marks the first time a spacecraft has been sent into orbit around a comet.
Science World Repor...
Comet-Chasing Spacecraft Rosetta Finally Arrives at its D...
The European Space Agency's comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta finally arrived at its destination comet after a decade-long journey.
Triangulum Galaxy Snapped by VST
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured a beautifully detailed image of the galaxy Messier 33. This nearby spiral, the second closest large galaxy ...
Rosetta arrives at comet destination
After a decade-long journey chasing its target, ESA’s Rosetta has today become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in Solar System exploration. Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko ...
Andromeda Snickers at Milky Way Mass
A new estimate finds that the Milky Way, once thought to be twice as massive as Andromeda, may actually only have half our neighbor galaxy's mass. Christopher Intagliata reports -- ...
Rosetta spacecraft makes historic rendezvous with rubber-...
European Space Agency probe brought to within 100km of comet travelling at 55,000km per hour, where it will begin analysisA European spacecraft has become the first in history to rendezvous ...
New images from OSIRIS coming soon
Tweet Watch the live coverage of the afternoon session of the Rosetta arrival event at: http://rosetta.esa.int/ (also available here http://www.livestream.com/eurospaceagency) As promised, new images from OSIRIS will be revealed soon. ...
Rosetta completes amazing journey to Comet 67P
The European Space Agency (ESA) spacecraft Rosetta – and her robotic lander companion Philae – have completed an amazing 10 year journey to arrive in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta ...
Comet Chaser on Final Approach to Comet
After a ten-year journey, the Rosetta spacecraft is fast approaching its target comet and is less than a day from its arrival Wednesday. Scientists are expecting that the plucky probe ...
Greyscale adjustments optimise 3D printed parts
A new additive manufacturing process is being enhanced to bring added light weighting and strength to 3D parts used in sectors including automotive and aerospace.
The Virtual Telesco...
Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques: a new image (6 Aug. 2014)
Early on the morning of 6 Aug. 2014, the sky was finally clear at the Virtual Telescope observing site and we managed to capture some images of comet C/2014 E2 ...
gURLSs in space
Curtains of Fire on Io
Curtains of Fire on Io: Giant eruptions caught on tape (well… on telescope) are helping scientists like Imke de Pater, professor and chair of astronomy at UC Berkeley, understand Jupiter’s ...
Discovery News - Sp...
7 Intimate Close Encounters with Comets: Photos
With the arrival of the Rosetta spacecraft to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, here's a look back at 7 close encounters of 6 comets by 5 spacecraft.
Curtains of Fire: Peering into Io’s volcanic Laboratory
Over two weeks in August 2013, Io exploded as a potential window into our past and many planets’ presents.
A Nurse’s Journey Away from Anti-Vax
I write about vaccinations every now and again, usually when there’s bad news: an outbreak, for example, or when some talking head utters some unconscionably fallacious piece of dupery about ...
Rosetta’s Long Road to Rendezvous With Its Comet | Video
“Are we there yet?” Excerpted from ESA’s live broadcast during the tense moments leading up to confirmation of a successful rendezvous, here’s a brief history of the Rosetta Mission; a ...
The New York Times
European Spacecraft Pulls Alongside Comet
After 10 years and a journey of four billion miles, the Rosetta probe arrived at its destination for the first extended, close examination of a comet.
Arriving at last
Tweet This animation comprises 101 images acquired by the Navigation Camera on board ESA's Rosetta spacecraft as it approached comet 67P/C-G in August 2014. The first image was taken on ...
Rosetta Rendezvous Heroic Moment: ESA Team Celebrates | V...
“We’re there!” Excerpted from ESA’s live broadcast, this was the moment on 6 August 2014 when the Rosetta Mission team learned their spacecraft had successfully achieved a meet-up with comet ...
Rosetta checks in to comet destination
Tweet After a 10 year-long journey chasing its target, Rosetta has today become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet, opening a new chapter in Solar System exploration. Here's ...
Europe's Rosetta Spacecraft Makes Historic Arrival at Com...
After a decade in space and 4 billion miles, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft has made history: For the first time ever, a robotic probe from Earth is flying with a comet ...